Carolyn and Sean Savage of Toledo, Ohio always dreamed of having 4 children. They already had two sons, Drew and Ryan, when they discovered some fertility problems. They turned to In-vitro Fertilization and were blessed with their daughter Mary Kate. But they still had five embryos left and were determined to give the remaining embryos a shot at life.

After the implantation procedure, Sean and Carolyn waited to hear from their doctor. But when he finally called, he gave them devastating news. Carolyn was indeed pregnant—but it wasn’t their baby. She had been implanted with the wrong embryos.

Their doctor advised them to terminate the pregnancy, but Carolyn and Sean knew that was a decision they could never make. The nine months that followed were difficult, full of hope and despair. The Savages’ story is that of shepherding and protecting a precious life and is a true testament to the fact that every unborn child, no matter the circumstances, deserves an opportunity at life.

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