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California couples swap babies after shocking IVF mix-up.

Click to play video: 'California couple sue fertility clinic, allege mix-up in IVF procedure'

A California couple is suing a Los Angeles-based fertility clinic after they allege the wrong embryos were implanted during in vitro fertilization procedures. That resulted in the child born to them that a DNA test confirmed was not related to either of them. The couple who had birthed their child met them at court where they legally exchanged children, but are still proceeding with the lawsuit saying the centre failed to deliver.

The Cardinales announced Monday they plan to sue the fertility clinic and its owner — the Los Angeles-based California Center for Reproductive Health and Dr. Eliran Mor — for a long list of wrongdoings, including medical malpractice, negligence and fraud.

Wolf told The Sacramento Bee that the other family plans to sue, too, but wishes to remain anonymous.

Although both families bear the psychological scars of the unusual and extremely rare mistake, one bright spot is the close bond formed between them. The couples now spend holidays and special occasions together, trying to “forge a larger family,” Daphna said.

“There’s no book for this,” Alexander told People. “There’s no person to give you advice. So we ended up just sort of huddling together, the four of us, and it’s a blessing that we all are on the same page.”

Such mix-ups like this are extremely rare, but not unprecedented.

In 2019, a couple from Glendale, Calif., sued another fertility clinic, claiming their embryo was mistakenly implanted in a New York woman, who gave birth to their son as well as a second boy belonging to another couple.

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