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 April 9, 2010  Posted by  Court

Two couples in Missouri and California that had hoped to share frozen embryos to create an unusual extended family, instead traded lawsuits Thursday in a legal battle that tests the bounds of child custody law.

Both couples are suing the other for control of two frozen embryos currently stored in a California fertility clinic.

Their dispute raises ethical questions over the definition of family relationships and even the word that should be used for the transfer of embryos -adoption or donation.

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