THE TEST-TUBE CUSTODY FIGHT

VICTIMS OF THE IRVINE STOLEN-EGG SCANDAL GO AFTER TWINS

MONTH AFTER MONTH, YEAR AFTER year, for 16 long years, Loretta and Basilio Jorge struggled without success to conceive a child. They endured two miscarriages and the $30,000 financial hit of two in-vitro fertilizations. Then, last December the Jorges, both 36, learned that Loretta's eggs and perhaps Basilio's sperm may have been used by their fertility doctor to impregnate another woman. Now they are waging an unprecedented custody battle for 6-year-old twins that makes King Solomon's dilemma look simple.

Like the Jorges, the woman who gave birth to the children (whose names have been withheld) sought treatment from Dr. Ricardo Asch,...

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