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.
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.