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Couple Implanted with Wrong Embryo Makes Best of Fertility Clinic's Error

by AP,  Los Angeles Times,  Sept 27, 2009

An Ohio woman who gave birth to a baby boy after a fertility clinic implanted her with the wrong embryo is a "guardian angel," the boy's biological parents said Saturday.

Paul and Shannon Morell of suburban Detroit said in a statement that they would be "eternally grateful" to Carolyn Savage, of Sylvania, Ohio, for her decision to give birth to their child despite the clinic's mistake.

"We will be eternally grateful for his guardian angel, Carolyn Savage, and the support of the entire Savage family," the Morells said. "We're looking forward to spending the next few weeks getting to know our new baby."

The boy was born Thursday at 5 pounds and 3 ounces at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

In a statement Friday, the Savages offered congratulations to the Morells.

The Savages say a fertility clinic outside Ohio transferred the wrong frozen embryo in February. Ten days later, they got a call from a doctor at the clinic saying Savage was pregnant with someone else's child. Read more.


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