Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 5/18/2002 3:07:20 PM EDT
You discover your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake?
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:11:36 PM EDT
It would be real tough but I think I would exchange and make things right forever.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:12:33 PM EDT
A one year old, yes. A 10 year old, probably not.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:14:55 PM EDT
I dunno, blood is thicker than water. I'd want my kid.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:18:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:18:46 PM EDT
Why do you ask this question, my son?
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:20:03 PM EDT
You're probably right. It would be pretty strange if you kept the wrong one even if it was old enough to understand what was happening.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:20:33 PM EDT
I would say trade. medcop
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:27:02 PM EDT
Make it right. At one year, while the kid has bonded to you, it's not anything like what will come in years to come. At this point, everyone can get through it and be better in the end. This is tougher on the parents than the kids at this point.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:28:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2002 3:29:35 PM EDT by prk]
In this scenario, is the other baby positively ID'd as yours? What if DNA showed neither one to be your own?
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:29:24 PM EDT
Yes, of course...
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:36:40 PM EDT
Arrgh... why are you throwing another twist in the story!
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:45:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:50:35 PM EDT
... Dad? ... Is that you?
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:54:08 PM EDT
Son, I told you not to go running off with that durned candy stripper girl...
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 3:56:19 PM EDT
Luke...I am your Father.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 4:04:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 4:08:18 PM EDT
O Yahweh, our Sovereign, How excellent is Your name in all the earth
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 6:36:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2002 6:37:41 PM EDT by Greenhorn]
Originally Posted By satcong: You discover your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to try to correct the mistake.
View Quote
One year old, yeah, but I'd want to keep in touch with the real parents and try to become friends with them, so that we both can enjoy seeing our real children and the children we got to know for a year grow up. Oh yeah, and SUE THE HOSPITAL! :-) My parents don't believe in having kids at hospitals - they don't see the point. I'm proud to say that me and my six siblings were born at home.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 6:55:18 PM EDT
This actually happened in South Korea about ten years ago. The one family was rich and the other dirt poor. The kids were about 10 years old when it happened, I do not know the details, but imagine the implications.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 7:06:55 PM EDT
Satcong, have you been watching Day of Our Lives?
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 7:15:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: At one year old a child is not yet sentient. I would say get your child back, regardless.
View Quote
Oh really? Not yet sentient?
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 7:48:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Norm_G:
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: At one year old a child is not yet sentient. I would say get your child back, regardless.
View Quote
Oh really? Not yet sentient?
View Quote
As a father of a 15 month old child, I second that. A one year old child knows exactly who its parents are. It knows exactly which teacher at daycare is its favorite. It would be hugely traumatized by a 'switch', IMHO. In trying to come up with a 'what would I do in this situation' answer, I think I traumatized myself![;D] I couldn't possibly imagine the pain involved in giving up my son if someone told me there was a mixup. I don't see how any parent could feel differently.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 7:54:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FMJunkie:
Originally Posted By Norm_G:
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: At one year old a child is not yet sentient. I would say get your child back, regardless.
View Quote
Oh really? Not yet sentient?
View Quote
As a father of a 15 month old child, I second that. A one year old child knows exactly who its parents are. It knows exactly which teacher at daycare is its favorite. It would be hugely traumatized by a 'switch', IMHO. In trying to come up with a 'what would I do in this situation' answer, I think I traumatized myself![;D] I couldn't possibly imagine the pain involved in giving up my son if someone told me there was a mixup. I don't see how any parent could feel differently.
View Quote
YUP, He's right as rain.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 8:40:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By satcong: Arrgh... why are you throwing another twist in the story!
View Quote
OK, OK, I'll quit. I say make the switch. You and the kids will be glad you did, and you'll be wondering years later if you don't.
Top Top