Fertility Clinic Mix-Up Lawsuit Investigation

As reported by CBS News on Sept. 12, 2019:

White couple gives birth to Asian daughter after alleged fertility clinic mix-up

A fertility clinic in New Jersey is being ordered to turn over a list of sperm donors after a white couple gave birth to an Asian baby. A recently filed lawsuit alleges Kristina Koedderich was given sperm from a man who was not her husband, and that the man passed on a genetic disorder. The couple is seeking monetary damages and information on their daughter’s biological father.  

Koedderich and Drew Wasilewski said that when they had trouble getting pregnant, they turned to the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at St. Barnabas in New Jersey. In 2013, after in vitro fertilization, Koedderich gave birth.

But around the time when their daughter turned two, the couple realized that something was wrong. “She doesn’t look like Drew,” Koedderich remembers thinking.

The couple, now divorced, said a DNA test revealed that their daughter is only related to Koedderich. 

* Sauder Schelkopf is not representing the parties in this article.

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