An account of the highly publicized switched-at-birth case describes how, following their frail daughter's death, the Twiggs discovered their real baby had been given to someone else at the hospital. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
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While the Twiggs-May baby swap, which took place in Florida in 1978, has attracted media attention, including the TV movie Switched at Birth , this is the first book to suggest that the swap was no "accident" but a deliberate, unethical act. According to information garnered by the author, Barbara Mays delivered a terminally ill baby girl after years of trying to have a child. Soon after giving birth, Barbara was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Meanwhile, Regina Twigg delivered her seventh child, a healthy girl, three days after Barbara. Schwartz-Nobel is convinced that since Mays was the daughter of the hospital's founder and "deserved" a healthy child and since Twigg had so many other children, that Mays's parents and doctors deliberately made the swap and altered hospital records to cover up the conspiracy. She also discovered that Bob Mays, Barbara's husband, abused his wife and child. A court hearing is pending to determine the fate of the child, Kimberly, "caught somewhere between the emotional bonds established during the short lifetime she has spent with Bob Mays and the strong biological blood bond with the Twiggs." For true crime collections.
- Belinda Pugh, Kings Bay Base Lib., Ga.
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Book Description Villard Books, 1993, c1993, 1993. 1st Edition (review copy), 2nd printing?, fine w/dj, 248 pp, B & W photographic illus., tall 8vo, 'The Shocking Truth Behind the Florida Case of Two Babies Switched at Birth'. Bookseller Inventory # 18994