Emotional and heart-warming stories of families that are reunited years after been split up at birth.

Separated at Birth - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-16

Separated at Birth - Babies switched at birth - Netflix

Babies switched at birth are babies who, because of either error or malice, are interchanged with each other at birth or very soon thereafter, leading to the babies being unknowingly raised by parents who are not their biological parents. The occurrence is relatively rare in real life, but is much more common as a plot device in novels and films, such as the TV series Switched at Birth and Autumn in My Heart.

Separated at Birth - Anti-switch techniques - Netflix

Some hospitals take fingerprints, foot prints, or palm prints of newborns to prevent babies from being mixed up. Nurses also double check with the mother, checking the identity of that person as well, in order to prevent errors. Many hospitals also have policies in which a medical record number is assigned to an infant at birth, and bands with this number as well as the last name of the mother of the infant, the sex of the infant, and the date and time of birth are placed on the infant and the mother immediately after parturition before the mother and child are separated. A band may also be placed on the father (or other person chosen by the mother) at the time of birth.

Separated at Birth - References - Netflix