An American couple is pursuing a fertility clinic, claiming that the company implanted its embryo in a different woman.
The woman gave birth to twins in March, only for DNA tests to show that babies were not related to her, or even one to the other.
Anni and Ashot Manukyan have now taken custody of one of the children.
The Manukyan of California and the anonymous New York couple who gave birth to the babies sue the HCF Fertility Center.
The company has not yet commented on the lawsuits.
"The AMP has stolen my ability to carry my own child, my little boy," said Anni Manukyan at a press conference. "Who wants to meet their child in the lobby of a hotel?"
The second little boy would come from the egg and sperm of a third unrelated couple. Court records indicated that the couple had given custody of the child and that the clinic had contacted their biological parents – although they did not come forward publicly.
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The New York couple – identified only as being AP and YZ in the lawsuit to protect him from "embarrassment and humiliation" – gave birth to two boys who were not from school. 39, Asian origin, as they are.
The first signs during pregnancy also suggested that something was wrong. The analyzes showed that they gave birth to boys, while the doctors said they used female embryos.
Ms. and Mr. Manukyan had unsuccessfully undergone IVF in August 2018 using an embryo that they thought was theirs. They were then invited to undergo a DNA test after the birth of the twins in March.
Their lawsuit indicates that the couple then discovered "to their great disappointment" that their son had been "implanted in a stranger who later became his biological mother".
The couple then had to fight in court to recover their child, after the couple of his birth abandoned him.
"And the woman, you know, what's she going through right now?" Ms. Manukyan told broadcaster CBS News. "Thank God, we recovered our child, but she found herself with nothing."
The California complaint alleges negligence and emotional distress, as well as CHA Fertility's claim violated a state law prohibiting the use of embryos for purposes other than those authorized by the provider .
A sentence of between three and five years in prison could be imposed against a conviction.
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