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Embryo Mix Up Resulted in Couples Giving Birth to Babies Who Weren’t Theirs

Daphna Cardinale and her husband, Alexander.

Daphna Cardinale and her husband, Alexander.

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Los Angeles (AP) -- Two California couples gave birth to each others' babies after a mix-up at a fertility clinic and spent months raising children that weren't theirs before swapping the infants, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles.

Daphna Cardinale said she and her husband, Alexander, had immediate suspicions that the girl she gave birth to in late 2019 wasn't theirs because the child had a darker complexion than they do.