Texas Twins Have Different Fathers

May 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Doctors in Texas are scratching their heads over an extremely rare medical case. It involves a pair of twins born at the same time, to the same mother but they have two different fathers.11-month Old Justin and Jordan are pretty much like any other twins. But when their mom noticed some subtle differences in their facial features, she decided to get their D.N.A. tested. That's when she discovered each boy is actually from a different father.

It's a phenomenon called "hetero-paternal super fecun-dation," and doctors say it's the rarest type of twins in the world. "Uh, this is likely to be the only time that we will see this occur in the city of Dallas. It's that rare," said Dr. Chris Dreiling.

Mia Washington, the twin's mother said "Out of all the people in America, out of all the people in the world, it had to happen to me, but I'm very shocked."

This rarity happens when a woman releases multiple eggs and has more than one sexual partner during the same time period.

The father of one of the twins said he forgives his fiancée for her infidelity and still plans to raise Justin and Jordan together.

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