“Every time we go out I get questioned” – Black Zimbabwean mum gives birth to baby with white appearance, leaving doctors baffled

Black Zimbabwean mum gives birth to white daughter leaving doctors baffled

Doctors have been left baffled after a black mother gave birth to a white, blue-eyed daughter – whose skin tone is much lighter than her sisters’.

Mum Patience Chando said she was surprised when baby Andrea was born in April with very light skin – but assumed it would darken over time.

Four months on, however, this hasn’t happened – and medics say they are at a loss to explain why.

The happy 36-year-old mother and her partner Andreas Spillea – who is white – welcomed Andrea to the world in April.

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 from Daily Mirror

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on ““Every time we go out I get questioned” – Black Zimbabwean mum gives birth to baby with white appearance, leaving doctors baffled

  1. I feel the obvious reason is the one if we are to rule out the possibility of a miracle as it is child born from the third husband

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