Black Mum-Of-Three Baffled After Giving Birth To White, Red-Haired Child
A black mum-of-three was left baffled after giving birth to a white, red-haired child with blue eyes. Doctors were equally amazed and carried out checks to ensure Andrea didn’t have a skin disorder.
Four months on, however, this hasn’t happened – and medics say they are at a loss to explain why.
Patience, who is of Zimbabwean heritage, said her baby is turning heads in Hanover, Germany, where the family lives.
The former office worker – who has two much darker skinned daughters from a previous relationship – said of her youngest child:
“I couldn’t believe it.
“Her skin was too white when she was born, I was sure it would tone down, which happens sometimes, but it hasn’t.”It wasn’t until a few days after she was born I started to think: ‘hold on, her skin was white. I’m her biological mother and I’m black’.
“Every time we go out I get questioned or stopped for photographs.
“I’m running out of things to say to people. She’s the centre of attraction.”
Doctors say they are equally perplexed – and it was initially feared that Andrea might have a skin disorder.
Patience said: “My doctor was totally surprised. He even tested her for a skin disorder out of concern for how pale she was.
“My friends keep joking that a mother is out there looking for their baby, and one day they will find us.”
She traced her ancestry but said there was no white heritage in her family.
Culled: Daily Mirror