A mother forged her husband’s signature to get pregnant via IVF after he told her he didn’t want another baby.
Brit Chris Dawson was stunned when his wife Eva told him she was four months pregnant, although he made it clear he didn’t want any more children as their marriage hung in the balance.
The couple, who already had a son and daughter together, were living in Eva’s native Sweden when she dropped the bombshell.
Chris, not his real name, told The Sunday Times Her deceit ruined their 10-year marriage — as they divorced when their third baby was two.
He had insisted that he didn’t want another child due to the strain their relationship was already taking.
“I thought I was in my 40s, that’s enough. I’m happy with the son and daughter I already have,” he said.
“We probably had a conversation a couple of times where she was like, ‘I think maybe we should have a third kid,’ and I was like, ‘I think we’ve got just about enough on the plate. We’re just trying to keep our relationship together.”
But Eva later revealed she was four months pregnant, leaving Chris open-mouthed, knowing she couldn’t conceive naturally as her son and daughter were both conceived through IVF using donor eggs and Chris’ sperm were conceived.
The couple had traveled to Finland for treatment of both pregnancies, where they still had several embryos.
Eva, stunned, told Chris she’d gotten pregnant again at the clinic.
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“I said, ‘How did you do that? I never agreed to anything like that!’ ” he said.
“Then I slowly started to work my way through things.”
Four months earlier, Eva had told Chris that she was on a business trip – but she had actually gone to Finland.
“She forged my signature. She would have planned that very carefully,” he said.
Her deception enraged Chris, who said she had “absolutely no right to make that decision herself.”
Chris painfully considered leaving his wife – but didn’t want his child to be born to a divorced couple.
“I figured if I left, this kid would always know that his mom and dad got divorced when they were born,” he said.
“They would think it was their fault.”
Chris said he was placed in an “impossible position and felt compelled to stay” when Eva gave birth to a baby boy.
But their relationship quickly deteriorated and by the time their son was two years old, they had broken up.
It comes after a German man was forced to pay child support for a baby born in 2018 after his wife also forged his signature on papers.
And in 2017 a father lost his compensation battle against a top London IVF clinic after the High Court heard his ex tricked doctors into impregnating her with his frozen sperm.
The court heard that the clinic had been fooled by a forged signature in October 2010, five months after the couple’s “volatile” relationship “broke irretrievably.”
The couple already had a son who was conceived through IVF and more eggs and sperm were stored at the West London Clinic, run by IVF Hammersmith Limited on Harley Street.
He sued the clinic for breach of contract – but the judge said while he was “morally vindicated,” he explained that the law views parenthood as a “benefit” and that it is “morally unacceptable” to view children as a “financial obligation.” “.
https://www.thesun.ie/health/8729276/wife-ivf-baby-forged-signature-pregnant/ My wife wanted another IVF baby and I didn’t, so she forged my signature to get pregnant