CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Relatives of one of two girls who were switched at birth reached a settlement of about $2 million with Virginia officials, their lawyer said.

W.T. Robey III, the attorney representing one of the sets of grandparents raising Rebecca Chittum, said Thursday night that the deal was reached after the state was persuaded to increase its original offer by $75,000. The settlement will be paid in installments until Rebecca, now 3, turns 30, Robey said.

``The settlement is based on not what you'd like to have, or what your wishes are, but what the case is able to bring in court,'' Robey said. ``Virginia has certain limitations on what you can get.''

The state also offered the settlement to the family of the other girl, Callie Conley, but it was rejected.

Paula Johnson, who is raising Callie but is Rebecca's biological mother, made a counteroffer through her attorney of approximately $25 million, The Daily Progress in Charlottesville quoted an unidentified family member as saying.

The two girls were born a few hours apart at the state-operated University of Virginia Medical Center in the summer of 1995. The switch was discovered last year as a result of court-ordered blood tests in a child support case involving Callie. About the same time, the couple raising Rebecca _ Callie's biological parents _ died in a car wreck.

The two sets of families decided it would be best for the girls to leave them with the people they knew rather than switch them back. The two sets of parents of the couple who died are raising Rebecca.