Swapped babies to remain with families raising them

Swapped babies to remain with families raising them

Congratulations to Henk Strydom of Strydom Attorneys. He represented one of the mothers, who initiated this case, on a pro bono basis. He also does a great deal of pro bono work for children, and has been actively involved in assisting children in our One Child a Year Campaign.ProBono.Org wishes to thank Henk for his commitment.

Article taken from Times Live website.

After hearing final arguments in the matter on Monday‚ the court ruled that the five-year-old boy and girl are to be considered as having been adopted by the parents who have raised them without them needing to undergo a formal adoption process.

They will continue to have contact with their biological parents.

The children were swapped at a hospital on the East Rand in 2010 and the error was discovered nearly three years later when one father asked for a paternity test when the child’s mother claimed maintenance. The results revealed that neither of them were the biological parents of the little boy they thought was theirs.

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