DNA: Parents Worst Nightmare Confirmed El Salvador Doctor Switched Baby

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Texas couple, Mercedes Casanellas and her husband, Richard Cushworth, left a hospital in El Salvador with what they thought was their baby, but as it turns out, the baby was actually switched with another – on purpose..

Casanellas and Cushworth, both missionaries, were working in Latin America when she gave birth to a baby boy at a private hospital, but before the couple returned to their Dallas, Texas home, Casanellas says she knew something wasn’t right.

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She says the baby she was handed at the hospital looked different from the one she held in the delivery room. Finally, after three months, the couple decided to take a DNA test that showed there was zero-percent probability that the boy was their son. “I have a beautiful baby at home. It’s not mine and maybe there’s another mother suffering the same as I am and perhaps I have her baby,” Casanellas told reporters in El Salvador. h/t fox13now

Last week, the couple’s doctor was arrested, and after the El Salvador’s attorney general ordered a criminal investigation into the case, they located what they say is the parents real baby. They have since been reunited.

It is believed the doctor was part of a child trafficking ring.

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