A child is your offspring. A person 24 years okld buried at Arlington is still your child even though he or she isn't even alive. So what else would you call this thing? Untermensch? Ausmensch? Mischling? to use yerms from an older pseudoscience masquerading as science. We've been down that road. Let us not go back.
A child requires a father. Once sperm meets egg, Dad is no longer necessary. So once the spark is struck, that individual living being is someone's child. Q.E.D.
A scientist sees what is or he is no scientist. I would urge you to look. Don't buy the media hype. Just look.