Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth

About Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth is a 1991 television film directed by Waris Hussein. It is based on the true story of Kimberly Mays and Arlena Twigg, babies switched soon after birth in a Florida hospital in 1978. When Arlena Twigg becomes ill, a blood test reveals that she is not the biological daughter of Regina and Ernest Twigg. When Arlena dies at the age of nine, her parents search for their biological daughter who is being raised as Kimberly Mays. Kimberly Mays and Arlena Twigg were born within a few days of each other in a Wauchula, Florida hospital in November 1978. Kimberly went home with Bob Mays and his wife, Barbara, who died from ovarian cancer when Kimberly was three. Ernest and Regina Twigg of Sebring, Florida took home the Mays' biological daughter, whom they named Arlena. The Twiggs learned that Arlena had the wrong blood type to be their biological daughter at age 9.