Woman secretly swapped husband's sperm for her lover's in IVF then tricked him into raising the baby as his own
Mother swaps her husband's sperm for her lover's sperm in IVF then tricks him into raising the baby as his own
A woman gave birth after going through an IVF treatment but had secretly swapped her husband's sperm with her longtime lover's sperm, a court ruled. 38-year-old Yana Anokhina deceived her husband Maxim Anokhin and also encouraged him to develop a bond with her baby.
She also encouraged the fertility center staff in order to help her swap the sperm. It was only after a year of the birth of the child that she came clean and told her husband the truth. Maxim went on to sue the Kulakov Medical Centre in Moscow, Russia and was awarded around £4,600 in compensation for his moral as well as financial damages. According to Mirror, Maxim shared, "I trusted my wife. I believed her and trusted her, 100%. It means that when I was told about it, I was shocked. I was distressed, and I could hardly believe it."
Maxim had paid a significant and substantial sum to the clinic towards the IVF treatment. He believed that the child was his and "loved and supported" the baby boy for a year. When the couple decided to get separated, Anokhina told Maxim the truth about the child. According to Maxim's lawyer Olga Nemtseva, the clinic had a duty to her client and should not have followed the wishes of his depraved wife.
"Surely he would have been interested in understanding who exactly was going to be the biological father of his child," Olga shared. Yana Anokhina's lawyer Denis Ivchenko revealed that he could give no comment without the consent of his client. "Without her agreement, I cannot say a word," Denis shared.
Maxim has been able to move on and now has a biological son without IVF treatment shared, "I wanted to make this matter public, so there are no more cheated men like me, cheated husbands, in the future. It should not happen again."