Has the man met his relatives? Does he have a relationship with them? It would
be nice to find out. An incomplete article.
He has been in contact with his three younger biological brothers and they are
working to build a relationship.
I also hope the other man makes a connection to his family.
Can you imagine waking up one morning, broke, poor, downtrodden, and discovering
that you should have lived a life of privilege? What a cruel joke. On the flip
side, how would it feel to know that you should have lived in the slum with your
biological mom, but a simple mistake changed the course of your life forever.
Any indication as to the ages of the two men?
Did anyone else find it totally stunning that the article omitted the age of the
How horrible! For both men.
While the mistake made by the hospital is a problem, don't these men have
relationships with thier families, regardless of biology? It's like they
were each adopted by the other's family. I kind of have an issue with
trying to build relationships when they each "have a family" already.
And, like the money is going to change anything, especially with such a meager
amount for such a huge mistake. Biology has some impact, but the mother's
have relationships with the children they raised, not with the other who is just
biologically "theirs." Agreed, I find there are many other
questions that I would like to see answered in this article.
From the story link:"It was almost 60 years before a DNA test
revealed the life-changing mistake by a hospital worker who had bathed the
newborns and returned them to the wrong mothers.The error was
uncovered in 2009 after the wealthy family realized one of the four brothers did
not share their likeness and requested a DNA test. After they found out they
were not related they searched hospital records and eventually found their true
brother in 2011.The impoverished man now goes out to drinks with his
"real" brothers once a month, while taking care of the elder brother
with whom he grew up."
How could this be? I keep reading on conservative sites that the sole reason for
a person's success is his or her hard work? Could it be that two people
with equal intelligence who both apply equal amounts of hard work and who are
both equally moral and honest could have vastly different outcomes simply
because one is born into a different situation than the other! Say it aint so!
After our first child was born I was young and naive and let the nurses take our
baby without us to bathe her and weigh her etc. For our next for babies I went
with them every time they did anything with them. They are our children and I
wasn't going to let them out of our sight because mistakes happen and this
is exactly the kind of thing I was trying to prevent. We had children born in
WV and Georgia and the nurses never complained about me going along to watch our
So the only mom that he knew, probably sacrificed a lot more than his biological
parents would have - she became somebody useless. What a way to pay her back. Go
get your check and pay your respect to the one that raised you buddy!
Seems like a great chance for a well off family to help their downtrodden
brother. This is a lesson we need to push to a larger audience than just a
I hope he loves his single mother that raised him... while it seems he missed a
life of opportunities for success, I also hope he can learn to be happy, because
it sounds like he had a mama that loved him.