Ancestry.com DNA test reveals shocking family secret

The DNA test revealed that the doctor was the woman’s mother More

The test determined she was instead the daughter of a former fertility doctor who lived in Idaho.

Rowlette accuses Mortimer, who later delivered her, of making false statements to her parents about following their wishes and never revealing he was the biological father. In the early '80s, Rowlette's parents, Howard Fowler and Sally Ashby, had been dealing with infertility issues and turned to Dr. Mortimer for consultation.

The doctor's recommendation was the couple undergo a procedure where donor semen would be mixed with Fowler's semen to increase the chance of conception.

They specified the donor must be a university student who was taller than 6 feet and had brown hair and blue eyes.

Consequently, the couple chose to be artificially inseminated using sperm from both her husband (85 percent) and a donor (15 percent), who was requested to be a university student with fairly specific physical characteristics.

Mortimer remained Ashby's ob-gyn for several years, and "two years after Kelli Rowlette's birth, Ms. Ashby and Mr. Fowler successfully conceived a son without medical assistance", according to the lawsuit.

"Dr Mortimer fraudulently and knowingly concealed his use of his own genetic material in the procedure", according to the complaint. So when Ancestry.com showed her DNA matched a sample from a retired fertility doctor, she assumed the service was unreliable, per the Washington Post.

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It is also alleged that he cried when the family announced their plans to move to Washington, some 3000 miles away.

Ms. Rowlette and her family are suing Mortimer, his wife, and Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates of Idaho Falls on claims of medical negligence, fraud, battery, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and breach of contract, Gizmodo writes.

The lawsuit states that when the family announced their plan to move to Washington - nearly 3,000 miles away - Dr Mortimer "cried". Ashby tells her now ex-husband Fowler the results, and they both sit on the news for several months, unsure whether or not to tell their daughter. Although the family understands the public's interest in the case, it calls for respect for its privacy as it attempts to recover from this trauma.

Rowlette found out the truth on her own in October when she noticed Mortimer's signature on her birth certificate.

It wasn't until Rowlette was helping clean up her father's house that she finally discovered her parents' connection to Mortimer.

They paid for the procedure and for access to genetic material that would be used for the procedure. "Anyone who takes a test can change their DNA matching settings at any time, meaning that if they opt out, their profile and relationship will not be visible to other customers".

But after speaking with her parents, details eventually began piecing themselves together, according to the lawsuit.

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