All babies are beautiful and special, and the joy that an infant brings to a family is immeasurable.
Well, this joy just doubles in the case of twins!
Do the math if a couple gets two sets of twins!
What’s more, these children are incredibly special, and read on to find out why!
Alison Spooner and Dean Durrant are the proud parents of two sets of twins, born seven years apart.
The amazing fact is that both sets are black and white, so this family is literally the only one in the world with two sets of bi-racial twins!
The father, Dean, is West Indian, with dark hair and skin, while the mother, Alison, has red hair, blue eyes, and white skin.
Back in 2001, when they expected their first twin girls, they expected mixed-race children.
Yet, what they got was a girl, Lauren, who was born with light skin, her red hair and blue eyes like Alison, and another one, Hayleigh, who looked like Dean!
Now, this is rare, but not something new. Reports citing a geneticist explain that the odds of twins being born biracial is about 1 in 500,000.
What makes this family unique is the fact that their other daughters, born years later, in 2009, were born biracial too!
When they were 18, Lauren and Hayleigh spoke about life as bi-racial twins. They explained that people are shocked when they find out they are twins.
“Some people can be really rude. They’ll say, ‘You’re lying, you aren’t twins — prove it! So we’ll reel off the same address or pull our passports out. It’s nice to see the shock on people’s faces. When we went to college it was difficult because there were lots of groups of Asian, white, and black kids.
“The black group were trying to integrate me and I was like, ‘This is my white twin sister.’
“No one could believe it. People look at us like it’s some kind of miracle. I’m still amazed that we are twins.”
Their two younger sisters are no different, and this amazing mixture of genes makes the family unlike any other on Earth!
Dr. Sarah Jarvis of Britain’s Royal College of General Practitioners explains:
“Even non-identical twins aren’t that common. Non-identical twins from mixed parents, of different races, less common still. To have two eggs fertilized and come out different colors, less common still. So, to have it happen twice must be one in millions.”
Unlike the older girls, the younger twins have grown to look more alike as time goes by. Dean said:
“The younger ones idolize the older ones and are always copying them. It’s like having two Mini-Mes. They are the only ones who know what it was like to be so alike but look so different when they were younger.”