Perhaps the most fantastic thing about life on this planet is the unpredictable nature of things.
Sure, there are times when the unexpected can be upsetting, or even heartbreaking, but there are also plenty of occasions wherein we’re pleasantly surprised by something we thought would never happen.
Alison Spooner and Dean Durrant look like an average couple from the outside, but it turns out their genes are special indeed. This is evidenced in the miracle that occurred in not just one set of twins they had, but two ….
Alison is white-skinned, with blue eyes and red hair, but her partner Dean is West Indian in origin. As a result, he’s naturally much darker, boasting brown hair and eyes, as well as a dark complexion.
When the couple first discovered they were pregnant with twins, they assumed their babies would take after both of them. When Alison gave birth to Laura and Hayleigh in 2001, however, the parents were met with a surprise.
Laura had inherited her mother’s light skin, blue eyes, and red hair, while her twin sister had much taken after her father.
Of course, Alison and Dean were astounded, as were their families. Yet while the phenomenon is extremely rare, it’s not altogether unheard of.
Growing up wasn’t always easy as their parents had to field questions about how this could have happened and comments of disbelief, and then the girls would face questions from their friends at school.
According to reports citing a geneticist, the odds of twins being born biracial is about 1 in 500.
Alison and Dean, as well as their families, were stunned. Even though the occurrence is incredibly rare, it is not unheard of.
Growing up wasn’t always simple, as their parents had to deal with queries about how this could have happened and scepticism from their peers, and the girls had to deal with questions from their classmates.
The chances of twins being born biracial are roughly 1 in 500, according to reports citing a geneticist.
Fast forward seven years and Alison found herself pregnant again … with another set of twins!
This time around, Alison was induced at 37 weeks when doctors found that her babies were in the breech position. Immediately after the delivery, the babies were rushed to intensive care due to problems with their breathing, meaning Alison and Dean didn’t get the chance to see them properly
When they could finally look upon their new babies, though, they realized that they’d defied yet more odds … they had another set of miracle biracial twins!
After seven years, Alison became pregnant for the second time, this time with twins!
Alison was induced this time at 37 weeks after physicians discovered her infants were in the breech position. The babies were whisked to intensive care just after they were born due to breathing concerns, so Alison and Dean didn’t get a chance to view them fully.
When they finally got to see their new babies, they discovered they’d defied even more odds… Another set of miraculous biracial twins was born!