Family says they were given wrong baby at hospital after birth 4 years ago

Family says they were given wrong baby at hospital after birth

It sounds like something from a film but this couple believes it really happened to them.

A family in the US have claimed that they were given another family's newborn baby for two hours in a hospital mix-up.

Crystal Perry and her husband Arnold welcomed their baby, a boy they named Dawson, at Logan Regional Medical Centre in West Virginia last Tuesday, 12 June.

Dawson's grandmother Barbara Colegrove went to the hospital to meet the new arrival on Thursday, two days later.

Arnold went to the hospital's nursery to get the baby just after she arrived, according to local paper The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

"He went to the nursery and there [Dawson's] basket was, laying in the same spot it had been," Crystal said.

"It said 'Perry' on the card, but nothing else was filled out on the card.  Not the height, not the weight, it just said 'Perry'.

Family says they were given wrong baby at hospital after birth

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'He noticed on the card it said number five, and our baby had been in number four.

"He told the nurse, 'Why is he in a baby cart that says number five?'"

"She said, 'Oh that's fine, that's your baby.'"

He went back to his family with the baby and they all took photos together.

Two hours later, a nurse came in and asked to read Crystal's wristband number. She went away and then came back with the real baby Dawson.

The family had actually been taking photos with another newborn with the same last name - Colton Perry.

"We’ve tried to have a baby for seven years, and for something like that to almost happen? Like it was nothing," Crystal said.