Many hospitals (and all UK hospitals) has policies and procedures to prevent baby mix ups. However, on rare occasions across the world, such stories surface as “child swap” or “baby swap” in the international media. The implications for the families concerned are profound and tricky legal and ethical situations arise. In one recent case in Cannes, compensation has been awarded because of a hospital baby mix-up that occurred 20 years ago.
dadcheckgold is able to provide DNA evidence regarding such situations, with a requirement for both a maternity and paternity test against the child’s DNA.
We are one of only a few companies in the UK which are able to provide a DNA testing service suitable for legal purposes. The dadcheck® service is accredited by the Ministry of Justice as a body that may carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts of England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.