Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Indeed, they should sue

Twins in Spain are suing the government of Canary Islands running the state hospital where they were separated at birth.

Imagine being raised separated from your twin.

Now, imagine being raised as a twin, when you're not, which happened to the third baby.

Of course, for sure, what happened had its advantages and disadvantages, but I can just imagine how it shakes the very meaning of all your memories, of all your experiences, of your very existence.

This brings to mind another story I read before of babies being switched. The problem was, one Mom was richer than the other one, so the difference in upbringing in terms of comfort was marked. Especially when you consider that one of the boys is sickly, and he ended with the 'poorer' Mom. The Moms agreed not to switch kids back... they'd rather have both boys in their care, but had to acknowledge the futility of having the other Mom give the other child up.

After all, how do you give your heart up?

And how can you say that this little child isn't yours anymore, when you slaved days and nights just to make him comfortable, just to make him feel secure, just to make him feel loved?

So the twins and the sister should sue. I just hope the justice system where they are is way better than the one where I am. The payment for the 'damages' they seek should make rebuilding their realities more easily.

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