Anni and Ashot Manukyan appreciate now taken custody of 1 in all the youth. They were devastated when the process did not result in a pregnancy. One thing most couples assume will go right, however, is that the embryo implanted in the woman will be their own. They belonged to another couple, or perhaps couples - they're not sure.
The Manukyans claims they are one of those sets of parents.
The Manukyans only discovered they had a son after the NY couple, who are Korean American and were expecting two girls, gave birth to two boys who were not of Asian descent.
The Asian couple, who have not been named, sued the clinic in NY last week.
"She's a wonderful woman and I pray for her every day, and God will give her own lovely babies one day".
The Manukyans then filed a lawsuit to recover their genetic child from the NY woman, in a legal process that took several months, the couple's lawyers said.
CHA Fertility Center did not respond to Becker's request for comment.
During in vitro fertilization, mature eggs are fertilized by sperm in a lab.
The Manukyans' attorney, Adam Wolf, said his firm is known for representing victims of fertility clinic misconduct. They said two embryos were supposed to be used and the third was discarded.
They said they had chosen the clinic after being assured it was one of the top centres in the country. The next day, they were asked to come in and then told about the mistake with a psychologist in the room.
The Los Angeles-based biological parents of one of the babies is also set to file a lawsuit against the same fertility clinic, CHA Fertility Center in Los Angeles, "for emotional distress inflicted in what is one of the worst embryo-related tragedies in USA history", according to a news release from the law firm representing the L.A. couple.
"I didn't get to feel him kick", Anni said.
The next several weeks were a "non-stop nightmare" as they tried to get more information on their genetic son, the lawsuit states.
The IVF mix-up has been described as "one of the worst fertility centre tragedies in U.S. history".
"During those weeks of uncertainty, Anni and Ashot had zero assurance that they would ever even be able to meet their child". "It was heartbreaking. It was bad", Anni Manukyan said.
"We live with the uncertainty that another embryo of ours may be born to someone else", Anni Manukyan said.
"He's had no issues bonding with us".
Despite the custody battle, she praised the Queens woman who gave birth to the twins and wished her the best. I'm a strong person but I have been hurt by these experiences in ways that hurt me every day. "He's been ours since day one".
Mrs Manukyan added that she "relied on CHA to help us build a family and, instead, they robbed us of the opportunity to bring our own son into this world".
The New York couple - identified only as AP and YZ in the lawsuit to protect them from "embarrassment and humiliation" - gave birth to two boys who were not of Asian descent, as they are.
Ms and Mr Manukyan had unsuccessfully gone through IVF in August 2018 using an embryo they thought was theirs.