Switched at Birth with a Happy Ending

Dimas Aliprandi of Joao Neiva, Brazil always wondered why he didn't look like his sisters. When he was 24, he finally could afford a DNA test which proved he was not the biological child of his parents. His parents were shocked! Further investigation found that Aliprandi was switched at birth with another boy born on the same day.
He said the hospital then searched its records and found Elton Plaster was born there on the same day.

The records led Aliprandi to the 35-acre (14-hectare) farm where Plaster lived with his parents, Nilza and Adelson, in the town of Santa Maria de Jetiba, about 30 miles (45 kilometers) from the Aliprandi home in Joao Neiva.

The Plasters agreed to do DNA tests.

"They discovered that Elton was the biological son of the man and woman that I had been calling Mom and Dad for 24 years," Aliprandi said. "Meanwhile, Elton discovered that the couple he had always regarded as his biological parents were mine."

What happened afterward is the most remarkable part of he story. The Plaster family invited the Aliprandi family to come and live on their farm, where they built another house! Both young men are now living with both their biological parents and the parents who raised them. Link -via reddit

(Image credit: AP/Julio Huber)

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This happens so often - I was actually switched at birth, but my mum noticed straight away (The other mother was still quite out of it and didn't notice until told) and I ended up with my proper mum. The giveaway was the the other baby was male, while I was female. If hospital staff can get something so obvious wrong, I have pretty much no faith in their ability to do anything.

In any case, I have a good party story to tell!
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You just have to love Brasilieros! What an elegant and sensible solution. I can't help but think that, here in the United States, this would quickly turn into a war of lawsuits.
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