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New Jersey Couple Suing Fertility Clinic After Mix-Up

New Jersey Couple Suing Fertility Clinic After Mix-Up


RETURN AGAIN THIS EVENING. JIM, BACK TO YOU. THANKS, CHANDLER. A NEW JERSEY COUPLE IS SUING A FERTILITY CLINIC OVER AN UNBELIEVABLE MIX UP. THEY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY HAD A CHILD BUT LATER LEARNED ONLY ONE OF THEM, THE CHILD’S BIOLOGICAL PARENTS. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER JAN CARABAO JOINING US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE DETAILS ON THIS STORY, JAN, GOOD MORNING. REPORTER: A JUDGE HAS ORDER THAT HAD CLINIC TO HAND OVER ITS SPERM DONOR LIST BECAUSE OF THIS CASE, THIS NEW JERSEY COUPLE DID WHAT SO MANY COUPLES DO THEY WENT TO A FERTILITY CLINIC TO GET HELP CONCEIVING A CHILD. THEY HAD A BABY BUT THEY HAD NO IDEA WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT. WHEN PEOPLE ASKED, WHEN SHE’S RIGHT THERE, WHAT DO YOU SAY, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, YOU ARE CRAZY, YOU KNOW. HOW IS SHE GOING TO FEEL? WILL SHE DISOWN ME? YOU ARE IN THE MY DAD. I HAVE HEARD THAT MANY TIMES YOU ARE IN THE MY DAD. I DON’T KNOW. I’M AFRAID OF A LOT OF THINGS. REPORTER: WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A DREAM COME TRUE TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE FOR DREW, HE IS AND NOW EX-WIFE HAD APRIL CHILD THROUGH IV PROCEDURE AT RWJ BARNABUS INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE AND SCIENCE, YEARS AFTER THE DOUBT ARE WAS BORN THE COUPLE MADE A STARTLING DISCOVERY. IT WASN’T UNTIL THE CHILD WAS TWO YEARS OLD THAT SHE STARTED TO HAVE, BET CAUCASIAN AND SHE STARTED TO DEVELOP ASIAN FEATURES. REPORTER: NEW JERSEY COUPLE IS NOW SUING THE FERTILITY CLINIC SAYING THEY PUT THE WRONG EGG WITH THE WRONG SPERM. THE INSTITUTE IS NOT COMMENTING THE CITING NEGLIGENT. NEGLIGENCE, RECKLESSNESS, CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN. REPORTER: ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS WHAT HE FOUND OUT AFTER CONDUCTING A, DNA TEST HE TOLD THE MOTHER QUOTE THE CHILD ISN’T MY DAUGHTER, CONFUSED, SHE REPLIED, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? NOW, THEY WANT TO KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE GIRL’S BIOLOGICAL FATHER. THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHO HE IS. THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO NECESSITY HIS GENETIC HISTORY. REPORTER: PLUS THE CHILD HAS A BLOOD DISORDER THAT NEITHER, THE MOTHER OR FATHER CARRIES. MEANTIME THE LITTLE GIRL IS NOW SIX YEARS OLD AND HER PARENTS HAVE NOT YET TOLD HER THE TRUTH. IN HIS MINDED THIS IS HIS DAUGHTER, I MEAN, THERE IS A LOT OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS HERE. NOW HE SAYS THAT IT WAS THE STRESS OF THIS MIX UP THAT LED TO HIS DIVORCE, AND HE NOW ALSO WANTS TO KNOW IF MORE MISTAKES HAPPENED AT THIS INSTITUTE, NAMELY, HE WANTS TO KNOW WHETHER HAPPENED TO HIS SPERM AND WHETHER HE MAY BE THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF SOMEONE ELSES CHILD. JIM AND JANELLE, BACK TO YOU. WOW, WHAT A STORY, JAN, THANK YOU. PARENTS DID OPEN UP TO CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT MEG OLIVER.

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