A DNA test led to a shocking discovery for a family living in Utah, United States, who learned that their son is not related to his father after a confusion of more than a decade ago, as reported by local media in that state. .
It all started when the Johnson family thought it would be fun to make a DNA kit, which has become increasingly popular over the years; however, when they received their results a month later, this familiar activity became a devastating revelation.
“When I looked at that page and I saw mom for him and I saw an unknown father and I thought what do you mean unknown father, I’m his father,” Vanner Johnson said.
Vanner and Donna Johnson began their in vitro fertilization pregnancy journey in 2007 after they were unable to have a second child on their own.
“You understand that there is such a possibility, but it’s very remote,” Vanner Johnson said.
However, more than a decade after they gave birth to a baby, their worst nightmare quickly became a reality.
“When my results they appeared showing two sons immediately and seeing that our eldest was a half brother to his younger brother, through me, we knew there must be something wrong,” said Donna Johnson.
A simple DNA test revealed that Vanner Johnson is not the biological father of her child and that Donna’s egg was fertilized by someone else’s sperm during the in vitro fertilization process.
The Johnsons waited more than a year to break the news to their son, now 12.
“I took him for a ride in our car, and we were actually going to get ice cream. I wanted to make sure his attention was on our conversation alone,” Vanner said.
Vanner said her son knew it was the result of an in vitro fertilization pregnancy.
“I said that when we did it, something happened and we’re not sure what happened, but I’m not really your biological father. And he stops, and he looks ahead at the car, it wasn’t a crazy look, but he just turned to me, he looked at me and said ‘really?’ And I said ‘yes,’ and he said ‘yes,’” Vanner said.