Getting ready to welcome your babies into the world is an exciting time for so many parents. Little do you know just how much your lives are going to change.
For Christin and Russell Lewis they were excited to not only welcome one baby into the world but twins, one boy and one girl. When the exciting moment arrived their two babies were very different to what they had expected.
The Newark, New Jersey couple’s babies Nolan and Savannah had light skin and pale eyes compared with their parents who are black.
Their twins have albinism which means there is little to no melanin production in the skin, hair, and eyes. It’s a rare condition, but even more rare among twins. When they were born on July 23, 2016, they had light skin and pale eyes. Nolan’s hair was platinum blond-yellow, while Savannah’s was auburn-red.
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These sweet babies suffer the side effects of their condition which are rapid eye movement, light sensitivity, and incredibly fragile and sensitive skin. They also have extremely brittle hair.
What has been really hard for the couple is the comments and questions from random strangers. Christin says she has been accused of having an affair by strangers adding: “People think that I cheated on my husband to have white babies,” Christin told SWNS.
“I want to make a public service announcement: We are faithful, we did not cheat on each other, and we did not use surrogates,” she said. “I carried these babies for nine months.”
Even though these gorgeous babies are only two years old, their parents have already developed a thick skin from all the unwanted attention.
Dad Russell added: “People look at them and they can’t believe they are black kids with white skin. But I shrug my shoulders. I think they are beautiful and I wouldn’t change them in any way. I want them to embrace their differences, not shy away from them,” he said, according to Metro.co.uk.
We think they’re beautiful too! See more of this stunning family in the video below.
Every child is unique and their differences should be celebrated. Please share this family’s story with your friends and family.