Kimberly Mays: When a Child Says No

Switched at birth, Kimberly Mays wants to stay just where she is

The news that Kimberly Mays received at nine years old was the stuff of childhood nightmares. Her father, Robert Mays, an Englewood, Florida, roofing salesman, sat her down and told her that he was not her biological father. Nor was his late wife, Barbara Mays, her mother. Instead, she was the blood daughter of a Langhorne, Pennsylvania, couple, Ernest and Regina Twigg. In 1988 the Twiggs' daughter Arlena had died of a heart defect. Blood tests led to the discovery that the two girls had been switched at birth in a small rural Florida hospital. The Twiggs were now determined to...

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