Expecting a baby can be a life-changing moment for most women; however, in the land of soap operas, it can lead to a whole lot of trouble. At times, there is the age-old soap dilemma of paternity, and other times there’s another popular daytime storyline: a baby switch. This often entails a horrible situation where our soap opera heroine is either given another baby or thinks her baby has passed away. And sometimes it gets even wackier than that! Here are outrageous soap opera baby switches.
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8. Philip Kiriakis – Days of Our Lives
This baby switch storyline can be filed under the wacky category, and Days of Our Lives (DOOL) is known for its crazy storylines. In 1994, a younger Kate Roberts, infatuated by the power and influence of Victor Kiriakis, decided to marry the Greek tycoon and promised to give him an heir. Using in vitro fertilization, the couple believed they are on the road to parenthood. However, the always-scheming Vivian Alamain, desperate for Victor’s affections as well, ended up taking the embryos and implanting them in her. Philip was born in February of 1995, and the truth eventually did come out, but not without Kate eventually losing Victor to Vivian (not to mention stealing Kate’s moment of giving birth to her own son).