Imagine if you will; you are in the delivery room (either as the mother or the father), and when your little angel you’ve carried around inside of you for nine months (if you’re the mother) comes out, she’s of an entirely different race! Is it the happiest moment of your life? Or is it time for someone to pack their bags and get out of the house?
This is sort of what happened to a couple in London recently, who are both originally from Nigeria, and black, when they gave birth to a little girl who is snow white.
From media outlet NYPost.com:
“She’s a miracle baby,” the 35-year-old mother said yesterday. “But still, what on Earth happened here?”
What happened is that baby Nmachi is a blond, blue-eyed white baby born to two black Nigerian immigrant parents at a London hospital.
“The first thing I said was, ‘What the flip?’ ” said the father, Ben Ihegboro. “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages — not saying anything.”
He quickly sought to dispel any speculation.
“Of course she is mine. My wife is true to me,” the 44-year-old customer service adviser said. “Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that.”
Doctors claim that though this circumstance is rare, it’s not scientifically impossible to explain. They say that there may have been white ancestry way back in the mother’s family lineage that’s remained dormant until now. Though they do not think the baby is an albino, they do believe it’s possible that the baby may have some albino traits. Whatever the case, the couple believes there’s been no ‘hanky panky’ on the mother’s part, and they plan to love this baby as she should be loved, despite skin tone.
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