Babies Switched at Birth Experience Unbelievable Tragedies, but Wouldn’t Change a Thing

It’s safe to assume that the baby you deliver in a hospital is also the baby that you end up taking home and raising. Incredibly, that’s not always the case. In a rare phenomenon, hospital staff mix up babies in the newborn ward and send them off with the wrong parents. This was the case in the UVA Baby Switch case, where almost 23 years ago, two baby girls were switched in the ward and sent home with different parents before the mistake was realized three years later. Read their emotional journey and find out where they are now.

June 29, 1995

Single mother Paula Johnson went into the hospital June 29, 1995, to give birth to her first daughter, Callie. The next day, 18-year-old Kevin Chittum and his 16-year-old girlfriend Whitney went into the hospital to deliver their daughter, Rebecca. At first, they were just like any other family that was celebrating the new additions to the families. Neither party had any idea the hard truth that they were living.

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