Dad whose ex forged his signature to get pregnant with his sperm says their daughter, 7, is a ‘constant reminder of pain’

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A DAD has told how he cannot bond with his seven-year-old daughter after his ex forged his signature to have the girl with his sperm.

The wealthy businessman, who is in his mid-40s, says the girl is “beautiful” – but she is also a “constant reminder of the pain” the birth has brought him.

 A dad struggles bond with his daughter after his ex forged his signature to have the girl with his sperm using IVF

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A dad struggles bond with his daughter after his ex forged his signature to have the girl with his sperm using IVF

His ex-partner duped doctors at a top London IVF clinic into believing he had agreed to the impregnation using a frozen embryo fertilised with his sperm.

In an emotional interview, the dad has revealed how he feels guilt over his struggle to truly love his daughter.

“She is beautiful, charming; lovely but the truth is, I don’t have a profound or special attachment to her and because of that I feel guilty,” he told the Daily Mail.

‘THERE’S AN EMOTIONAL BLOCKAGE’

“She’s a constant reminder of the pain the unplanned event of her birth has brought to me. It’s always there.

“I don’t feel the same way about my daughter as I do about my other children. There’s an emotional blockage.”

His ex-partner used a forged signature on a form at IVF Hammersmith in London in October 2010 – five months after their relationship broke down – to get pregnant with the girl.

The pair already had a son, conceived through IVF, and more of their eggs and sperm were being stored at the clinic.

The dad said his daughter had been conceived through “deceit, perjury and negligence”.

SEVEN-YEAR LEGAL BATTLE

He sued IVF Hammersmith for the six-figure cost of his daughter’s upbringing — to include the fees for her private schooling, skiing holidays and a nanny.

But he lost his case for damages at the Appeal Court after judges ruled that it was “morally unacceptable” to regard a child.

Judy Flemming of IVF Hammersmith, which denied liability, said it acted with “reasonable care”.

She added: “We have reinforced our procedures to go above and beyond the industry standard and ensure such a case couldn’t occur again.”

The dad – now married to another woman – intends to appeal again, to the Supreme Court.

He wants to retrieve some of his £750,000 court costs, which he re-mortgaged his house to pay.


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