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The Nation

A nurse’s aide working at Hardee Memorial Hospital in Wauchula, Fla., when Ernest and Regina Twigg’s baby was born said she found their daughter and another baby girl in each other’s cribs one day and switched them back. The couple have charged in a $100-million lawsuit that somebody deliberately switched their healthy newborn baby for the sickly child they brought home because the other child was to be given up for adoption. The girl, named Arlena, died in August of a congenital heart defect that had kept her bedridden most of her 9 years. The Twiggs believe their real daughter was adopted shortly after birth and now lives with a Sarasota man whose identity remains a secret.


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