“I need my baby, I’m just asking for my baby.”
UPDATE: UK couple Richard Cushworth and Mercedes Casanellas have reportedly been reunited with their biological son.
According to The Daily Mail, the exchange of the children took place in the sixth floor office of the Prosecutor General, in Santa Elena, San Salvador.
Mr Cushworth took to Facebook to share his relief that the ‘ordeal’ was over. “There are no words to express what our heart feels to have our baby at home! Thanks to all who joined our pain and fed our hope,” he said.
While the family are no longer operating under an order of silence, they are said to be somewhat restricted in the information they can share at this stage.
“Thank God our family this gathered,” said Cushworth. “For the moment we are not allowed to upload photos but soon we’ll give them more details of the outcome of this miracle.”
Mamamia previously reported…
For British couple Richard Cushworth and his wife Mercedes Casanellas, the birth of their son was a stressful affair.
The couple, who work in San Salvador had booked into what they believe was the finest hospital El Salvador could offer.
But when Richard Cushworth had to go away for work for a month, Mercedes, or Mercy as she is known, was shocked to be told by her obstetrician that she had to have her baby that day – five weeks premature without her husband by her side.
Mercy Casanellas, a missionary working in a huge church in San Salvador, gave birth on May 21st this year to her son, Jacob.
Images taken from the birth show her nestled up to her tiny newborn – a light skinned elfin boy.
The Telegraph reports her as saying, “I was very stressed at first because the baby took a while to start breathing, but then I held him and remember thinking that he looked like my husband.
“He was very white and had similar features. I remember seeing his genitals and thinking that they were white and pinkish.
“But then the anesthetist came and told me that I was very nervous and that they were going to give me something to put me to sleep. After that I don’t remember anything, until I woke up the next morning.That night the new mother was sedated and when she saw her son the next day she was puzzled as to why he looked different.
She told The Daily Mail, “I saw my son at 9:30pm when he was born, and then they put me to sleep. In the morning, around 8am, they brought in everyone’s baby, but they never brought mine.”
“I told them ‘Where is my baby? Where is my son?’ but they just told me: ‘He is coming, he is coming.”
“They brought him at lunch time, and I asked them ‘why is this baby different?’ He has darker skin, his facial features were different, his nose, his eyebrows.
“They told me that it was because he was a newborn and that he was swollen and that he would change.