Inside the battle over 4-year-olds switched at birth

November 26, 2014 5:04 PM

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On a day in 2010, two South African mothers each gave birth to a girl at a Johannesburg-area hospital—but they unknowingly took the other's child home after nurses mistakenly switched them.

The error came to light last year, when one of the mothers sued her former partner for child support. A DNA test done as part of the claim revealed the girl wasn't the man's baby—nor was she the woman's daughter.

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