Are You Watching ‘Taken at Birth’ on TLC? ‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ Meets ‘Doctor Death’ in this True Crime Docuseries

It didn’t take long for Tiger King to take over the internet, and now that it has, we don’t know how we ever lived without “Here Kitty Kitty” by Joe Exotic. After binge-watching all seven episodes of the Netflix series, we started looking for an equally bonkers show, and that’s when we stumbled upon Taken at Birth, which is bound to become your next conversation starter.

Keep scrolling for all the details on Taken at Birth on TLC.

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1. What Is 'taken At Birth'?

It’s a six-hour documentary special that’s broken into three separate episodes. It tells the story of Dr. Thomas Hicks, a small-town physician who illegally sold babies throughout the ’50s and ’60s. In the series, the victims, dubbed “Hicks Babies,” team up with a group of investigators to search for answers.

2. Who Is Dr. Thomas Hicks?

He was a Georgia-native who became infamous for his illegal side gig selling newborns. Dr. Thomas Hicks apparently convinced more than 200 pregnant mothers that their babies had either died or that they should put them up for adoption, claiming he found suitable parents. The problem? He lied and proceeded to sell the newborns for around $800 to $1,000 on the black market.

Although he lost his medical license as a result, Hicks passed away at age 83 without fully being held accountable for his actions. Taken at Birth hopes to change that narrative.

3. How Can I Watch 'taken At Birth'?

The program originally premiered back in October 2019 on TLC and, which is now streaming all three episodes. Subscribers can also watch Taken at Birth on Hulu, Sling TV, FuboTV and Philo, so pick your poison.

4. Will There Be A Season 2?

Unfortunately, TLC hasn’t released any details about another installment. However, it’s important to point out that season one only covered a few of the hundreds of “Hicks Babies” cases. Now that the series is on Hulu, there’s a good chance it’ll reach an even bigger audience, which could prompt the network to develop more episodes. Just saying.

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