Two women switched at birth have met for the first time 56 years after the hospital blunder was finally exposed.
Kay Rene Reed Qualls and DeeAnn Angell Shafer were born at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner, eastern Oregon, in 1953. They grew up happily, got married, had children and became grandparents.
But last summer their lives were turned upside down when they found out that they were switched at birth.
They recently met for the first time and underwent DNA tests after a woman who knew both their mothers called Ms Qualls' brother, Bobby Reed, with her suspicion.
Mr Reed said the 86-year-old woman knew his mother and had also lived next door to the Angell family.
"She said she had something she had to get off her chest," he told the East Oregonian newspaper.
The woman, who he would not identify, told him that Marjorie Angell had insisted she had been given the wrong baby after the nurses returned from bathing the two newborns, but her concerns were brushed off.
Mr Reed was stunned, learning later that rumours of a mix-up had been around for years. In early February, Ms Shafer learned the truth in a telephone call from her sister Juanita.
Ms Qualls, Mr Reed and one of their sisters met Ms Shafer at a Kennewick, Washington, clinic last month for DNA testing. A week later, Ms Qualls got the results, learning her likely probability of being related to her brother and sister was zero.
Ms Shafer's DNA report said she had 99.9% of being related to Bobby and Dorothy Reed. Now living in Richland, Washington, Ms Shafer said the report only confirmed what she knew after meeting Ms Qualls.