Surrogate forced to fight for custody of her own son after rare condition caused her to fall pregnant with twins - one of whom is hers美妇女为中国夫妇生下双胞胎：却意外发现其中一个为自己亲生！ 时间:2018-02-10 单词数:4280
双语 中文 英文
An American woman had to fight for custody of her biological son when she became pregnant with twins while being a surrogate for a Chinese couple.
Jessica Allen was doing In Vitro Fertalization (IVF) for the Lius in April 2016, nearly a year after giving birth to her second son with Wardell Jasper, 34.
And after engaging in intercourse with Jasper - claiming the use of a condom - Allen returned to the hospital to discover she was pregnant with twins.
’Not once during the pregnancy did any of the medical staff provided by the agency say that the babies were in separate sacs,’ she said to the New York Post.
’As far as we were concerned, the transferred embryo had split in two and the twins were identical.’
But what they would all soon find out was that the at-the-time mother of two was naturally pregnant with her own child through an extremely rare medical incident called superfetation.
’I didn’t even get a look at the babies when they were pulled out because it was done behind an opaque screen,’ added Allen.
Next day the mother visited and showed Allen a phone photograph of the two children.
Allen said: ’Wow! They look so different.’
On January 10, days before moving into their new home, Allen received a WeChat message and picture from Mrs Liu that said ’’They are not the same, right?’ followed by, ’Have you thought about why they are different?’’
Both babies were still in California at the time, so a DNA test was conducted where it was discovered that one of the boys - named Max - was actually biracial and belonged to Allen and Jasper.
Allen was told, by the agency, that the Lius wanted nothing to do with Max - soliciting $18,000 to $22,000 in compensation.
To their additional horror, Allen said that the agency was prepared to give her son to another family and/or allow the Lius to put Max up for adoption since they were his legal parents.
’We want our son,’ asserted Allen who was was furious that the caseworker at Omega requested another $7,000 for the difficulties she endured in taking care of the baby.
After spending $3,000 in legal fees, the couple were able to get the money that they ’owed’ to the Chinese couple reduced to zero.
She added: ’I don’t regret becoming a surrogate mom because that would mean regretting my son.
’I just hope other women considering surrogacy can learn from my story.’
01In a giant step for the private space industry, SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy rocket02.07中国人都在睡觉时，美国完成远远把中国抛离的壮举
02Is the atmosphere of Chinese Spring Festival fading? 02.04你觉得中国的年味变淡了吗？
03The 10 most important things in the world right now02.03世界上十件顶级重要的事正在发生！
0417 Things Successful People Do on Long Weekends02.03成功人士在长假里都做些什么？
05You Live in a Strange Solar System02.04你我生活的太阳系真奇怪
06Wrong? British PM holds Fu upside down02.06英媒讽梅姨福字拿倒了，网友：汉语博大精深，不懂别diss梅姨
07Are you a lurker or a geek? Scientists reveal the four social media types that explain people’s behaviour online02.03四大“网络人格”分析，你是哪一类呢?
08Bike-sharing cuts 7 million tons of carbon emissions: report02.03共享单车绿色低碳凸显优势，碳排放量减少700万吨
096.5 mln Chinese to travel overseas during Spring Festival holiday: report02.06国人越来越富裕？今年春节将有650万国人出境旅游
10China’s ’most handsome’ grandpa02.05中国最英俊的爷爷，‘80岁的我不会停留在这里’