Thursday, March 22, 2007


Thomas and Nancy Andrews live in Long Island. They say they love their daughter. You decide.

Jessica was born in 2004, after Mom went through in-vitro fertilization at New York Medical Services for Reproductive Medicine. Dad's sperm was supposed to be used. Something went wrong -- a "colossal blunder," according to the couple's lawsuit. The New York Daily News reports:
Thomas Andrews is white and his wife is Dominican. But Jessica, who was born Oct. 19, 2004, has darker skin than either of them as well as "characteristics more typical of African or African-American descent," the lawsuit states.

The couple tested their daughter's DNA using a home kit and later with two more sophisticated methods. All three of the tests confirmed their suspicions - the tot has a different father.

"We underwent a difficult and complex medical procedure for the sole purpose of bearing a child of our own," the couple said in court papers. "We were never informed that this type of mishap could occur, and frankly, this type of mishap is almost unimaginable."

In legal documents, the couple said they were "emotionally devastated" when they found out Thomas Andrews, who had donated his sperm to be inseminated in his wife, was not the girl's biological father.

"We fear that our daughter will be the object of scorn and ridicule by other children, both in school and as she grows up," they said.
Or at least by her parents. It's not the worst thing the Andrewses said in their lawsuit. That would be this quote: "While we love Baby Jessica as our own, we are reminded of this terrible mistake each and every time we look at her. It is simply impossible to ignore."


Anonymous said...

Just from the sound of their quotes...seems that there is a bit of uneasy racism involved in the parent's way of thinking. And that is a shame, too...because regardless of the lab's mistake, they are still the baby's parents, and they should love this child REGARDLESS of the girl's biological heritage. Love means that there are no barriers and no skin color differences.

admin said...

Not sure that I would have tested her to begin with. Seems to me it would be better off not knowing.

Anonymous said...

Here's one for the group to debate: Would it be appropriate, given the parents' very public comments, for the state's child protective services agency to consider removing the child from a home where she appears to be so unwanted? Or would leaving the status quo be acceptable?

Anonymous said...

That mother is black. She's so black, if Kramer saw her walking down the street, he'd shout out "SHE'S A N****R!!!"

That girl is almost the same color as the mother, and she almost looks like a twin of her sister.

What's really happening is, the "father" feels emasculated everyday, and probably mocked by his co-workers for being a cuckold to his wife.

What the judge should find out is if the baby's father really came from the clinic, and is not the result of a one night stand on the mother's part. I would not be surprised if the father is another dominican she cheated with. Maybe the cuckold "dad" was tied up and masterbated while he watched. Those things are common among white husbands who marry hispanic, asian, or black women.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:40: You forgot to add the sarcasm tag. Or you're one messed-up sumbitch. I hope it's the former.

Desdinova said...

All I can say is I hope that picture isn't run in the News Leader. Brian Lewis might have to borrow some of Tony Messenger's popcicles and hang up on the losers that call to complain.

Michelle said...

Anonymous 4:40--"Those things are common among white husbands who marry hispanic, asian, or black women"


Anonymous said...

OK... I think I'll leave a few of these comments alone...

Meanwhile, can they call her Baby Jessica? That name is sooo taken by Jessica McClure.