LIVINGSTON, NJ (WABC / CNN) – A New Jersey couple has filed a lawsuit against a fertility clinic allegedly helping with conception, but allegedly using the wrong sperm.
A couple from New Jersey say they found out years after their daughter was born that only one of them, the mother, was the child's biological parent. (Source: WABC / CHA Fertility / CNN)
The couple says that years after their daughter's birth, they found that only one of them, the mother, was the child's biological parent.
"Only the Child She was 2 years old and began to develop Asian characteristics, both of which are Caucasian." Said David Mazie, the couple's lawyer in Livingston, New Jersey, after an in vitro fertilization process allegedly the wrong sperm was used.
"Carelessness, recklessness, you call it what you want. That should never happen, "Mazie said.
The man who thought he was the girl's biological father understood what had happened after a DNA test. According to court records, the mother's father said "the father's probability is zero." He informed the child's mother in court, which led to confusion because she did not know he was not the biological father.
Girl is now 6 years old and her parents want to know who her biological father is. She has a blood disorder that her non-biological father and her mother do not have.
"You have the right to know who he is, you have the right to know his genetic history," Mazie said.
While the couple is divorced, the girl's non-biological father spends a lot of time with his daughter and has visiting rights.
"In his eyes, this is his daughter, I mean, there's a lot of emotional grief here," Mazie said.
The couple decided not to let the girl know about the problem at this point because "they do not believe that they can fully understand it. "
The in vitro procedure took place in November 201
" The court has now ordered that the clinic be in critical times when the family was there "We want to find out who the genetic father is."
The institute does not comment on the case because it is a lawsuit.
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