Baby accidentally given to wrong couple reunited with real parents - BBC News

A couple who were given the wrong baby by a hospital in El Salvador a year ago, have finally been allowed to travel home with the correct child. Rich Cushworth - who is British - and his wife, Mercedes - were only given a birth certificate for their son Moses a few days ago. They landed back home in Dallas, Texas this week where they have been speaking exclusively to our correspondent Matthew Price.
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  • Captivating-Culprit
    Captivating-CulpritOrë më parë

    They wanted to keep both babies...aww... the other one was beginning to look african American so cute and heartbreaking

  • Stephen Walsh
    Stephen WalshOrë më parë

    Accidently yeah right! Stupidly I dunno why they take the baby away shouldnt be a thing!

  • s burk
    s burkOrë më parë

    I thought babies had a bracelet put on in the delivery room that matches the mothers

  • Hannah Lucas
    Hannah Lucas3 orë më parë

    Anyone's watched The Middle? This is quite close to Brick's birth story.

  • Cynthia Marie
    Cynthia Marie5 orë më parë

    She didnt have an id bracelet ? N baby ?

  • trish farmer
    trish farmer5 orë më parë

    Interviewer is awesome!

  • Yuresha Ishani
    Yuresha Ishani6 orë më parë

    Wow u guys is so blessed

  • Michele O'Sullivan
    Michele O'Sullivan7 orë më parë

    DNA testing folks!

  • petula starr
    petula starr8 orë më parë

    OMG! God is always good! God bless you 3 lovely family... cheer's 👍👍 t

  • Zeina Siad
    Zeina Siad11 orë më parë

    New fear unlocked 🔒

  • Alokito Kiba
    Alokito Kiba11 orë më parë


  • Andrew Ch
    Andrew Ch16 orë më parë

    Only in america this they will make a story out of it.

  • Amaih Ngan
    Amaih Ngan16 orë më parë

    Sad 😔

  • Amaih Ngan
    Amaih Ngan16 orë më parë

    This happened also in the Philippines 😩

  • Oil NFire
    Oil NFire16 orë më parë

    Moses and Jacob. My Lord!

  • SimpleSencilla
    SimpleSencilla19 orë më parë

    Hospitals should pay for the anguish and expenses people much endure in situations like these. The horror of finding out this LATE in the lives of the children. The problem with this happening when the child is an adult can be disastrous. Imagine your child being raised by a careless family and given an older child who doesn't respect you.. the possibilities are endless of the things that can happen. So heartbreaking.

  • Renate80
    Renate8021 orë më parë

    Wow a rollercoaster of emotions.

  • Michelle Henley
    Michelle Henley21 orë më parë

    If you think the babies not yours then you should ask them to do a test before you leave the hospital. Never take them home unless they do!!!

  • laura pittoni
    laura pittoni21 orë më parë

    I think the father is lying and he actually didn't care much... Poor woman

  • Joyce Goldsmith
    Joyce Goldsmith22 orë më parë

    It's interesting that they kept the name that they did not choose for their baby, and so did the other couple. I would have made his name Jacob Moses.

    MARIAN NYUMA-MOIJUEH22 orë më parë

    Do all babies wear the same clothes? Was there no way of identifying the babies in this hospital? How could such happen.

  • razz b
    razz b22 orë më parë

    BBC purveyors of bilge

  • patricia ferrini
    patricia ferriniDitë më parë


  • patricia ferrini
    patricia ferriniDitë më parë


  • jbn03canada
    jbn03canadaDitë më parë

    mother the best truth. the moment the mother say , "this is not my baby" the doctors must run investigation right away.

  • Ruqiya Ali
    Ruqiya AliDitë më parë

    Micscan Mixsican baby

  • R C
    R CDitë më parë

    This is so sad that these parents had to go through this. A DNA should have been done as soon as the mother questioned if that was her baby. The hospital did not want to admit their mistakes. It never would had led to that if the hospital checked into the Mother's concern at the very beginning. It is better to admit to your mistake and correct it right away.

  • Eric Williamson
    Eric WilliamsonDitë më parë

    Lazy workers mixing up the babies

  • Caesar
    CaesarDitë më parë

    Moral of the story: Try not to give birth in El Salvador

    RAINBOW STAR MusicDitë më parë

    Perfect demonstration of misogyny and patriarchal oppression of women. She knew. We always know. But people don’t believe us. #believewomen

  • Mahnaz Mehrabi
    Mahnaz MehrabiDitë më parë

    Dear please subscribe me

  • clara adeyeye
    clara adeyeyeDitë më parë

    What an emotional rollercoaster! Thank God babies were reunited with the right parents.

  • Falah Nadeem
    Falah NadeemDitë më parë

    According to Islam they're brothers now (because both were nursed by the same woman)

  • tommy Fox
    tommy FoxDitë më parë

    It is so wonderful they got their son back and still want to be in the other baby's life. The two little boys are so lucky they are young enough it wn't be bad memories for them.

  • Katelyn Woodworth
    Katelyn WoodworthDitë më parë

    Doctors not listening to patients is so common that it's nauseating.

  • lou bock
    lou bockDitë më parë

    This is a VERY legitimate lawsuit for sure, I hope they sued big time. What an emotional hell!!!

  • Amna Haque
    Amna HaqueDitë më parë

    The names Jacob and Moses ❤

  • fernando hernandez
    fernando hernandezDitë më parë

    I feel so bad for the couple like how could something like this happen in my country

  • LJ Re
    LJ ReDitë më parë

    Of course they had to give back the baby. Did they think they got a two for?

  • Rikki Tikki Tavi

    Rikki Tikki Tavi

    21 orë më parë

    Gosh, that’s what I thought. How could they possibly think for one second they could keep the other baby? If anyone should understand the other family’s heartache it should be this couple.

  • LJ Re
    LJ ReDitë më parë

    I would think whoever had their baby would have noticed.

  • LJ Re
    LJ ReDitë më parë

    Why didn’t she demand a DNA test?

  • Janna J
    Janna JDitë më parë

    I’m sure she could’ve asked the doctors for a dna test at the beginning to prove that the baby is not hers even if she had that slight thought.

  • SleepingBeauty
    SleepingBeautyDitë më parë

    Awee , this made me cry so much 🥲. I felt all her emotions...So happy both families got their babies back & the hospital 🏥 should pay for the mix up.

  • Tina Moises
    Tina MoisesDitë më parë

    How many babies did they mix up? Hmmmmm

  • Tina Moises
    Tina MoisesDitë më parë

    This baby is sooooo cute 🥰

  • Tully Bascombe
    Tully BascombeDitë më parë

    They were probably tired him anyway.

  • Jodey Towers
    Jodey TowersDitë më parë

    So sad for this lady she missed the most precious time with her baby 😥

  • Life Of Lucas
    Life Of Lucas2 ditë më parë

    Lovely family!

  • Rum Do
    Rum Do2 ditë më parë

    God bless them 🙏

  • Kate Whatmough
    Kate Whatmough2 ditë më parë

    This is why Mums and babies should not be separated. Doesn’t happen in the UK, families are kept together after delivery.

  • toxic kate main

    toxic kate main

    2 ditë më parë

    It sometimes happens, just alot less than in America

  • kerrie johnson
    kerrie johnson2 ditë më parë

    Hello... Rich...Hello

  • Jude Kay
    Jude Kay2 ditë më parë

    EDIT. I just googled and they were switched in EL SALVADOR!! And that the Dallas couple "DECIDED" to have their baby born in her "native" EL SALVADOR!!! I had just written PARAGRAPHS about all the ramifications of the switch, yada yada, and I deleted it all. It was a "private" hospital. But El Salvador Is a war torn, third world country. High crime, google it, NOTHING good about it. Maybe the video said El Salvador and I missed it. WHAT DID THEY EXPECT??!!

  • Jackie Schutte

    Jackie Schutte

    Ditë më parë

    The article I read said that because Mercy was on a temporary visa, she HAD to return home. And baby was born by EMERGENCY cesarean section. I don't think they CHOSE to have their baby in El Salvador.

  • Juderka Moreta
    Juderka Moreta2 ditë më parë

    I would sue the heck of that hospital. Precious bond lost and anguish !

  • Silvia Groen
    Silvia Groen2 ditë më parë


  • Vicki Tirendi
    Vicki Tirendi2 ditë më parë

    Horrible situation, just shameful. Surprising though that this couple thought they may get to keep both babies.

  • GoldoMania
    GoldoMania2 ditë më parë

    Human create the technology and the technology will always save human mistakes.

  • Noline Makaure
    Noline Makaure2 ditë më parë

    That gut feeling is always right bravo mama u were right

  • Jones Philip
    Jones Philip2 ditë më parë

    Hello everyone all thanks to Dr Aba for curing me from HIV am very grateful sir

  • toxic kate main

    toxic kate main

    2 ditë më parë

    Bit random to say on a video about babies but good for you

  • Joan Holland
    Joan Holland2 ditë më parë

    I can’t even imagine go home without your real baby! My first son had to stay in the hospital a couple extra days and I cried the entire time til he got home so to have the wrong baby and knowing that is unthinkable. Glad they they got ther baby back. Thank God❤️

  • SophieBaby
    SophieBaby2 ditë më parë


  • chelseaguy70
    chelseaguy702 ditë më parë

    Poor lady, no mother should ever go through this. Glad to see that mother and baby are reunited. Sleeping little angel looks just like his mum.

  • Anna P
    Anna P2 ditë më parë

    Sarebbe stato così semplice controllare subito il DNA ! Davvero molto strano che nessuno ha creduto ad una madre ! ... ma che razza di società circondava questa povera donna !!!! Nemmeno i suoi parenti e i suoi amici le hanno creduto ? Pazzesco !!!!

  • Anna P
    Anna P2 ditë më parë

    Che terribile cosa essere separati dai propri genitori e dai propri figli !!!! Non c’è un dolore più grande di questo ! Come possono essere così crudeli quelli che i figli li vendono… Quei bambini per tutta la vita cercheranno i loro veri genitori !!! Avranno questa grande ombra di tristezza , di vuoto e di abbandono ! Perché non dire subito ai. figli di essere stati adottati e farli conoscere i veri genitori ? Loro capirebbero e non soffrirebbero rovinando tutta la loro vita ! Quanta crudeltà mentale da parte di chi li vende e da parte di chi li adotta !

  • Ganna Globina
    Ganna Globina2 ditë më parë

    That is why i gave birth at home ;)

  • Night Panther
    Night Panther2 ditë më parë

    I would sue the doctor and nurses for mixing up the babies.😡

  • Lisna Chapiesky
    Lisna Chapiesky3 ditë më parë

    Allaluijah Jesus'Christ did it like that, the baby received spiritual nourishment from her as his Holy mother, the other baby alive in Heaven, the other baby part of you in her, feed her, lover her, the other baby also the happened Matthew 11 :28-$0, Revelation 12:11 Jesus Christ S Lord God Almighty Yeshua Hamashia Power Amen

  • jacqueline smith
    jacqueline smith3 ditë më parë

    BIG lawsuit right there. I'd Clean Them Out.

  • Stephanie Dixon
    Stephanie Dixon3 ditë më parë

    There was a similar story in the news when I had my daughter in 1997... that is why my husband painted one of her toe nails before she ever left the room... can do the same to a boys...

  • Sri Hartini
    Sri Hartini3 ditë më parë


  • Tam AL Jazeera
    Tam AL Jazeera3 ditë më parë

    I feel that there’s some emotions and a whole being that only a mother can experience. when I see how was difficult to give away a baby who is not biologically related to her, for she was a mother too for that baby.

  • Simin Khedri
    Simin Khedri3 ditë më parë


  • Emily Page
    Emily Page3 ditë më parë

    None of my babies left my hospital room. They stayed with me until i carried them out to the car. I sure hope they got financial compensation from that hospital!

  • stylin njo
    stylin njo3 ditë më parë

    Dolly, dolly love your mama 😊

  • CryptoLove Muziq
    CryptoLove Muziq3 ditë më parë

    Both babies are so adorable. Their baby looks just like them with his little cute sleepy self.

  • Frankie O'brien
    Frankie O'brien3 ditë më parë


  • Sarita Basnet
    Sarita Basnet3 ditë më parë

    This is something that I always use to imagine in childhood .

  • Sameep Thakuri
    Sameep Thakuri3 ditë më parë

    What would happen if the other parent refused to make the exchange ?

  • ellis kent
    ellis kent3 ditë më parë

    Hang on a minute....Did you really expect to keep the other child?....How can one have no empathy for the other Mother when going through the same experience?....Wish both families are happy & healthy.

  • Zettie
    Zettie3 ditë më parë

    Only a most happy, peaceful, loved child could sleep through that interview. lol ♥

  • MsDeathguardian
    MsDeathguardian3 ditë më parë

    8:33 You can see and feel both of the parents already fell in love with the other baby.

  • MsDeathguardian
    MsDeathguardian3 ditë më parë

    Woah here in the Philippines we have the same swapping babies, even featured in a TV show. Great thing both children was reunited with the real parents.

  • Abhishruti Singh
    Abhishruti Singh3 ditë më parë

    Omg! What a strong women.❤️

  • Jeff Shon
    Jeff Shon3 ditë më parë

    I just wanna see a doctor suffering for own consequence

  • twistee
    twistee3 ditë më parë

    Glad they got their child back....but...Something off abt the husband...mmm..

  • M Solis
    M Solis3 ditë më parë

    I wonder if they've kept in touch?

  • Simon 1985
    Simon 19853 ditë më parë

    There couldn’t have been that many babies in that hospital that looked like a cross between Salma Hayek and Curly Watts.

  • SweetSpot909
    SweetSpot9093 ditë më parë

    now they snap a ID barcode bracelet as soon as the baby is delivered. Literally seconds after the baby is delivered to avoid things like this.

  • R Y
    R Y4 ditë më parë

    what a beautiful woman

  • Zyan Z
    Zyan Z4 ditë më parë

    Way to go sweetheart I’m so glad you trusted your instinct! This has happened before and the fallacy wasn’t realized until the children were older!

  • DoubleBubble discoQueen
    DoubleBubble discoQueen4 ditë më parë

    This should be a netflix movie

  • sana khan
    sana khan4 ditë më parë

    Did another mother also cried like you did?

  • Pankaj Shaw
    Pankaj Shaw4 ditë më parë

    Same thing happened with my mom. They showed my mom me after my birth and later changed me with a baby girl. They gave me to another couple who had paid the hospital for a boy. My parents had to create ruckus in the hospital to get me back.

  • jacqueline smith

    jacqueline smith

    3 ditë më parë

    That's Awful! I don't trust the system.

  • Hola You
    Hola You4 ditë më parë

    It would be cool if the 2 boys become best friends....or just good friends too 😇 😇

  • Hola You
    Hola You4 ditë më parë

    I bet this happens all the time... 😞

  • atlsong byrd
    atlsong byrd4 ditë më parë

    They should sue! First of all babies can get sick from drinking breast milk that is not from the natural mom. Then her baby could’ve been abused and neglected by the other family. We don’t know what was happening?! This is emotional abuse for parents.

  • atlsong byrd
    atlsong byrd4 ditë më parë

    They need to sue!

  • atlsong byrd
    atlsong byrd4 ditë më parë

    Mandatory DNA test at birth to prevent this! All they had to do is retest after they got the results to determine if it was her child or not.

  • Ganna Globina

    Ganna Globina

    2 ditë më parë

    Stupid. At birth everything was fine. The change happend when the baby was separated from mother.

  • Jenny's Reborn World
    Jenny's Reborn World4 ditë më parë

    Make this a movie

  • T T
    T T4 ditë më parë

    How can that be? Aren't they supposed to have matching bracelets that the hospital give you and the baby?

  • Abel Tesfaye
    Abel Tesfaye4 ditë më parë

    Her biological child is so beautiful. I pray for both families.

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