On the day they learned they were expecting, Carolyn and Sean Savage discovered they were carrying someone else's baby.
After the birth of her first child, Carolyn Savage experienced difficulties in becoming pregnant and carrying children to term. Her second child was born at 30 weeks, and there were multiple complications. After ten years of trying to have a third child, Carolyn and her husband Sean conceived a daughter through in vitro fertilization in 2007. They had five embryos left in the IVF clinic, and felt strongly due to religious beliefs that they must give those embryos a chance at life. Doctors told Carolyn that this must be her final pregnancy, and the couple had planned to have the five embryos they had frozen implanted in the hopes that one would take.
A short time after being implanted with the embryos, Carolyn Savage learned she was pregnant. But then she got the shocking news: The clinic had implanted the wrong embryos, and the baby she was carrying was someone else's.
Rather than terminate the pregnancy, Carolyn decided to carry it to full term. When she delivers in five weeks, she will hand the baby over to his or her genetic parents.
"The hardest part is going to be the delivery," Carolyn told the "Today" show. "I remember communicating with the mother of this child as to what I was envisioning and hoping for. I said, 'We want a moment to say hello, and goodbye.'"
When they complete this pregnancy, they intend to have a surrogate carry their remaining child or children to term.
Check out the Savages' heart-wrenching story here:
What would you have done if you were in Carolyn's shoes?