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A feature article in PEOPLE magazine shared a touching tale of In Vitro Fertilization gone wrong. The story then exploded, and the couple, Paul and Shannon Morell, has had their story told multiple times throughout the media. Their book, Misconception: One Couple’s Journey From Embryo Mix-Up to Miracle Baby (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, May 4, 2010), is now available, and it tells the true story of how the Morell’s embryo was implanted into another woman’s womb, their relationship with the unintended surrogate mother and the journey that would reunite them with their baby boy. The incredible story began in 2009 when an inexplicable lab error at an In vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic in Michigan accidentally thawed and transferred the Morell's frozen embryo into another woman. To complicate matters, the woman who had become pregnant with the Morell’s child was someone they had never met, living in another state. Like many families, Paul and Shannon had struggled to have children. IVF was an answer to their dream of having another child. However, that dream soon turned into a nightmare.Conservative News and Commentary

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