Woman Carrying Another Couple's Child In Embryo Mistake

An Ohio woman is carrying another couple's child after a fertility clinic error implanted her with the wrong embryo.

Similar cases have degenerated into custody battles and ugly lawsuits. But 40-year-old Carolyn Savage, of Sylvania, says she knew right away that she and her husband would give the baby to the biological parents.

She is due to give birth within the next two weeks. The biological parents live in Michigan.

The Savages say a fertility clinic outside Ohio transferred the wrong frozen embryo in February. They got a call 10 days later from a doctor saying she was pregnant with someone else's child.

The Savages say they have hired attorneys who are working to make sure the clinic accepts responsibility.


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  • by mama of 2 Location: snow-vegas on Sep 24, 2009 at 06:31 PM
    I would just find it hard to give a baby away after it grew in my belly. Feeling it kick and roll over. On the other hand both of my babies where mine and my husband's. This is totally selfless woman!
  • by qwerty Location: ENC on Sep 24, 2009 at 04:58 PM
    One word-ooops
  • by MIke Location: Jacksonville on Sep 24, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    Meet the next millionares! Both sets of parents and the lawyers that represent them!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Sep 24, 2009 at 01:36 PM
    They are very special people, God bless both families. This child will also be blessed with two sets of parents.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Sep 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    She did the right thing by carrying the baby to term and offering it to the biological parents. In this case, it's not about compensation or anything, it's about doing the right thing. Even though she will be unable to have another pregnancy, I'm sure she (and her husband) will find a generous surrogate mother to carry their child. This couple definitely has a place in heaven. I wish others can follow in their unselfish acts.
  • by Ann Location: Pitt County on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:52 AM
    Thoughts and prayers go out to each of these families. One very lucky little baby is being born to a set of parents that love he/she already and is being given birth to by a woman and man that also love he/she enough to let them go. God bless everyone in this story.
  • by a mom on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    Carolyn Savage is a special person and so is her husband. Although it is the right thing to do and she knew almost immediately, that has to be extremely difficult. I hope she one day has her own biological child. Blessings to both families involved.
  • by Moma Location: NC on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:03 AM
    Well, in this case everything seems to have worked out. Maybe this should be lesson that maybe this clinic should be avoided in the future. How irresponsible of them.
  • by J Location: Gville on Sep 24, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    I'd be getting PAID or something would come out of it. That ridiculous at this point in the world that people make those mistakes.
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