Financial analyst Catherine Howarth, 35, has just found that genetics has surprises to offer. When she fell in love with Richard, she never thought that her love story would make headlines in many newspapers and magazines. This woman of Nigerian descent was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when she saw that her children came out completely white.
When her first son, Jonah, was born and they saw that he was white with blue eyes, Catherine stated that she thought they had the wrong baby and were giving her the wrong one. So, when Sofia was about to be born, both parents thought she might be a little darker.
“When Jonah was born, he was so white that Richard and I thought they had the wrong son when they gave him to us. But Sofia surprised me much more because we were sure that something like this would not happen twice and that she would get more out of my side Nigerian. I was wrong. It’s really a miracle.”
Even the doctors were surprised by the situation. “Every time a doctor approached, he had to make some comment about my children and their skin color. It was very rare to see something because it was one in a million that something like this could happen just once. Although it’s already happened to me twice,” Catherine said quite happily.
The woman does not have any type of white ancestry. She is 100% Nigerian. A scientist who specializes in genetics said, “When a couple of different ʀᴀᴄᴇs get together, the odds that their children’s pigmentation will be white is 1 in 4 or 1 in 2.”