A white New Jersey couple who had a daughter through IVF were stunned when the baby developed “Asian features” — and a DNA test proved the husband was not the father, according to their lawsuit against the clinic.
Kristina Koedderich and Drew Wasilewski, who are now divorced, went to the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas in 2012 and spent $500,000 for treatment, according to the court papers filed in Essex County Superior Court.
Their daughter was born in 2013 and “a couple years later, they noticed the baby started having Asian features,” the couples attorney David Mazie of Mazie, Slater, Katz & Freeman, told The Post.
A DNA test in 2015 confirmed that there was “0% probability” that Drew, 49, was his daughters biological father, according to the suit.
The clinics negligence caused “the breakdown of the marriage between Kristina and Drew Wasilewski,” claims the suit.
Superior Court Judge Keith Lynott last month ordered the clinic to hand over a list of men who donated sperm around the same time the couple used the facility — in the hopes of narrowing down who the girls biological father is.
The parents want to know whose sperm was used so they can learn about their now-6-year-old daughters genetic history — and in case she wants to have a relationship with her biological dad in the future.
“They love her very much, but its a very sensitive and very stressful situation for them,” Mazie said.
They also want to know if Drews semen was used for someone elses IVF treatment.
The couple is seeking unspecified monetary damages, saying the clinics mistake caused “great pain, suffering, permanent injuries and disabilities, as well as the loss of enjoyment of the quality of life.”
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