Strangely enough, I have lived in the vicinity of two infamous baby switch cases. The first was in Sarasota/Bradenton are of FL in the late 70s. I grew up an hour or so north. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsls.com/inside-edition/2019/11/29/kimberly-mays-reflects-on-being-switched-at-birth-30-years-after-learning-she-went-home-with-wrong-parents/%3foutputType=amp
Kimberly Mays and Rebecca Twigg. Rebecca died following surgery. Prior to the surgery, it was discovered her blood type didn’t match her “parents.” Once they discovered where their real child was, they didn’t just go grab her. There’s a 2-part TV miniseries about it- Switched at Birth. Granted she was 9 and not 1.
The other baby switch, I was actually a little closer to. I was working as a videographer in Charlottesville, Virginia when the Paula Johnson baby switch occurred. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wtvr.com/2013/11/11/switched-at-birth%3f_amp=true
Paula’s boyfriend asked for a paternity test when their girl was 4. The blood test revealed that neither was her parent. The other parents died in a crash before they found out the little girl they took home was not theirs. There was quite a custody case (which I covered for NBC29) between Paula and her biological daughter’s “grandparents.” In the end the judge decided the girls should stay with the families they knew but they had visits with their biological families for a while. Again, a little older than Beth.
It surprises (and bothers) me to hear Phoebe/Beth was taken from Steffy right away. Wow. And not even taking her from a stranger, but from your ex-stepsister. That’s cold.