The babies were born on March 31, and Anni said in a press conference on Wednesday that CHA called her and Ashot 11 to 12 days later to come in for a DNA test. Anni claims that the clinic did not inform her why they needed to get tested until they arrived and learned that they may be the parents of a baby boy across the country.
The Manukyans say they now realize the two embryos that were implanted in Anni by CHA could not have been their own since one was actually given to the NY woman-who unwittingly became their surrogate.
The Unique York couple - identified very finest as AP and YZ within the lawsuit to present protection to them from "embarrassment and humiliation" - gave birth to 2 boys who had been now not of Asian descent, as they are.
The Manukyans say they endured a court fight before being granted custody of their son.
"CHA put three families through a living hell, and our lives will never be the same", Ashot Manukyan said in a statement. Anni asked. "Thank God we got our child back but she ended up with nothing".
'Who wants to meet their child in the lobby of a hotel? Anni Manukyan said. "It was just heartbreaking". "While I have handled hundreds of cases of fertility-center misconduct, this tragedy at CHA is among the most egregious I have seen".
A NY couple is also suing the same Los Angeles-based fertility clinic.
CHA has not responded to repeated requests for a comment. They embarked on the months of treatments - hormones, vitamins, test after test - to yield eight embryos, which is shy of the recommended 12, but an acceptable number.
She and her husband have also sued.
But doubts arose after the first sonograms, which showed the fetuses were boys.
In August 2018, the clinic transferred two of what were thought to be the Manukyans' embryos into Anni's uterus. The next day, they learned the stunning news.
"She is a wonderful woman, and I pray for her everyday [that] God will give her her own handsome babies one day".
"The testing also confirmed that the two male babies were not genetically related to each other", the Post said the lawsuit claims.
The plaintiffs still do not know what became of their embryos. "They believe they were never thawed and/or lost or destroyed by defendants", the complaint says.
They are asking to be reimbursed the more than $100,000 they paid for treatment, their future medical expenses, lost wages and punitive damages.
However, the next day, they were called back in again and this time were greeted by a doctor and a psychologist who informed them that the swab was in fact a DNA test, confirming that they were the biological parents of a boy delivered by another woman, also a patient at CHA, on March 31 in NY.
The Manukyans, who were married in 2007, said that in March 2011, an embryo transfer had resulted in the birth of their daughter.
Today, about 1.7% of all babies born in the US each year are conceived using ART, the CDC says.