In a recent post about genealogy’s being a matter of faith, I mentioned that one-in-ten children born to married couples is actually fathered by someone other than the husband.
Here’s a bizarre new addition to your vocabulary: “heteropaternal superfecundation”. When fraternal twins have two different fathers, doctors call it “heteropaternal superfecundation”. It’s so rare — there are only a handful of documented cases in the world.
A Texas mother recently got the shock of her life when doctors revealed that her 11-month-old twin boys do not have the same father. Mia Washington decided to get some expert advice when she and her partner noticed that their twins Justin and Jordan had different facial features. A paternity test at a DNA lab in Dallas revealed what had happened — two eggs had been fertilized by two different sperm, and there was a 99.99% certainty that the twins had different dads. Doctors at the lab had never seen such a result before.
Washington later admitted that she had had an affair and got pregnant by two different men at the same time. "Out of all people in America and of all people in the world, it had to happen to me…I’m very shocked."
I imagine that her partner is rather shocked too.