LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - A Los Angeles fertility clinic is being sued by a couple that claims to have given birth to someone else’s babies.
The Asian couple, from New York, is suing CHA Fertility Center claiming the clinic impregnated them with the wrong embryos.
The couple, identified only by initials A.P and Y.Z., was expecting twin girls but instead gave birth in March to twin boys, which they then had to give up to their biological parents.
According to the lawsuit, a genetic test showed that the twin boys did not share the couple's Asian ethnicity and that the two male babies were not genetically related to each other.
The couple said they spent more than $100,000 dollars in multiple attempts to grow their family. They allege that the clinic knew about the embryo mix-up and tried to conceal it.
FOX 11 called the clinic for comment but hasn’t heard back.
FOX 11 did receive a statement from the couples’ attorney in New York that reads, “…the couple sustained traumatic emotional injuries and financial losses as a result of an incomprehensible series of events that left them pregnant with someone else’s babies, neither of whom were related.” It goes on to say, “...our goal in filing this lawsuit is to obtain compensation for our clients’ losses, as well as to ensure that this tragedy never happens again.”
The CDC says about 1 in 8 couples has fertility issues. Very few can afford IVF or decide to go through treatments that cost in the tens of thousands and can’t guarantee a viable baby.