This is movie stuff right here. What would you do if you got home and realized this about your child?
A British man has claimed that his newborn child was swapped by staff at an exclusive private hospital in El Salvador in order to be sold to human traffickers.
Richard Cushworth and his wife Mercedes Casanellas welcomed a son at a hospital in San Salvador in May this year, but say they immediately suspected that something was wrong.
The couple, who live in Dallas, Texas, have since had a DNA test and found that the child handed to them by hospital staff is not related to either of them.
Mr Cushworth, whose parents hail from Bradford, West Yorkshire, and his wife had travelled to the capital San Salvador in order for Ms Casanellas to give birth in her home country.
Ms Casanellas says she noticed that the child that staff claimed was hers had a darker skin colour than she remembered at birth, but she was told that she was mistaken.
The couple now fear their light-skinned baby was snatched deliberately by staff at the Ginecologico private hospital, in order to sell the baby boy to child traffickers.
In an emotional interview with a local TV station, a teary Ms Casanellas said: ‘We haven’t been able to sleep thinking about where he is, and who has him.
‘We just want them to give us our son back.’ Mr Cushworth, who met Ms Casanellas when he worked as a missionary in El Salvador, added: ‘It’s a horrible situation. I have a child and I don’t know where he is.
Read more: Daily Mail