They Gave Their Daughter a DNA Test for Christmas. It Uncovered an IVF Nightmare. – The Daily Beast February 2, 2022

I saw this recently on The Daily Beast – They Gave Their Daughter a DNA Test for Christmas. It Uncovered an IVF Nightmare.: for-christmas-it-uncovered-an-ivf-nightmare-lawsuit-says. Longer article.

Emily Shugerman February 2, 2022

Mike Harvey recently discovered that the daughter he’d raised as his own for 28 years was not actually biologically related to him thanks to a lab screw-up, the lawsuit claims.

An innocent Christmas present turned into a nightmare for an Ohio couple, who learned through an at-home DNA test that the child they had raised for 28 years was not biologically related to her father, a new lawsuit claims.

According to the suit, Mike and Jeanine Harvey underwent an artificial insemination procedure at Summa Akron City Hospital in 1991, resulting in the birth of their daughter, Jessica, the next year. They never suspected anything was amiss, and raised their daughter in keeping with her father’s Italian heritage. In a press conference, Mike Harvey said his daughter even took Italian in high school and practiced speaking it with her paternal grandmother.

Nearly three decades later, Jessica decided to travel to Italy, and her parents purchased her an Ancestry.com DNA test so she could find and connect with any distant relatives still living across the Atlantic. But when the results came back, the Hareys said at the press conference, they showed no Italian roots in Jessica’s genealogy—in fact, they suggested she was not biologically related to her father at all.

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