Saturday 23 September 2017

Mums raised wrong babies after mix-up

London Daily Telegraph

Two 60-year-old men in the Dutch city of Breda had an emotional meeting after a DNA test proved they had been mixed up as babies and given to the wrong mothers in 1953.

Martino Kerremans and Jan Koevoets were swapped more than six decades ago when each was handed back to the wrong parents shortly after being born.

Mr Kerremans said: "First you come to the frightening discovery that your parents have not been your real parents all these years. And you also find your biological family."

After his parents died recently, Mr Kerremans decided to act on his mother's half-joking claims that she had brought the wrong baby home.

Antoon Koevoets saw a picture of Mr Kerremans in the paper and noticed a strong resemblance to his own looks.

He persuaded his brother to take DNA tests, leading to the discovery that the two men had been exchanged at birth. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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