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Woman discovers she is not biological mother of her child while asking for child support

By Mason White 11:30 AM November 27, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A mother took her former boyfriend to court in order to get child support for their child.

However, the woman was shocked to discover that she was not the biological mother of her son.

After an investigation, it was revealed that two children were switched at birth in a South African hospital.

Two mothers learned that their babies had been switched at the Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg, 4 years ago.

Both mother’s were said to be in shock after hearing that the child they raised and loved for 4 years, is not their own.

So far, the girl and boy involved were not informed of the switch.

A legal expert suggested that the children not be returned to their biological parents because they are too attached to their “adopted” parents who have raised them since birth.

The report that was drawn up by the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Child Law, has now been handed over to a court for consideration.

The university report however, suggested that if the parents chose they may have a relationship with their biological children.

The parents will have an opportunity to voice opinions and concerns in court, but the judge will ultimately determine the outcome.