One New York actress only known as “Lisa” took to Facebook recently to see if she could “trade” her female IVF embryo for a male IVF embryo so that her young son could have a brother.
She had tried to provide a brother the old-fashioned way and then spent more than $45,000 trying to do so through IVF. Since buying and selling embryos is illegal, and neither she nor her husband wanted to work through an adoption plan, Lisa figured social media was the best and fastest way to locate what she needed.
She wrote on several Facebook groups, “Hello, we have been trying to give my child a sibling for three years . . . we want to complete our family with a son. We have a great quality female embryo. Would you like to consider a trade?”
It’s difficult for many conservatives to fathom that a mother could treat her child like a baseball card at a swap meet, but that’s essentially what she said: “Now I have a commodity—something I can leverage.”
So far, Lisa has generated some interest and she just might have a match for an embryo swap if the husband of the boy embryo is willing.
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