Photo: Brazilian Mother Secretly Raises Daughter as Boy, Even Alters Birth Certificate
It was recently revealed that a mother in Brazil raised her daughter as a boy for the first two years of her life.
When the baby was born, the mother named her Samuel and even managed to alter the child’s birth certificate at the registry office in Goiania and change the listed sex as “Male”.
For the next two years, the mother fooled everyone, including the baby’s father. It was only when the child’s aunt suspected something was wrong that the truth was revealed. No one but the mother was ever allowed to change baby, which the aunt found strange. The family member reportedly asked to hold the baby and managed to look into the
When later asked why she did it, the mother said she had been abused as a child and was trying to protect her daughter from the same fate.
On Wednesday, Goiania social services stated the baby has been placed in foster care while a judge reviews the case.
As for the child’s extended family, many are still dealing with the shock.
The paternal grandmother told Record TV, ‘I didn’t suspect a thing. For me, he was a boy. Why would I think anything different?
It was a huge shock for everyone. Now I have to get used to the fact I don’t have a grandson anymore, I have a granddaughter.’