A Black Mother Gives Birth To A White Baby With Blue Eyes

If there is one fact on which scientists can agree unanimously, it is that genetics still has its share of mysteries. It can be disease, physical, mental or even skin or eye color, the latest example being the rarest and most surprising to people, so much so that there are cases where it can become problematic especially for parents. The story of Sophia Blake can attest to this.

Black Mother Gives Birth To A White Baby With Blue Eyes

How genetics determine the skin color of a baby

There are several skin colors. They range from black, dark brown, brown, light brown to white. The color of the skin is a very good example of genetic influence, which depends largely on the amount of melanin pigment found in skin cells, which in turn is predetermined by the genetic plane of each cell.

The more melanin in each parent's genes, the more likely the child will be dark. It is in this sense that some dark-skinned parents can in particular cases give birth to clearer skinned children and vice versa because they simply have parents or grandparents who had paler skin. or clearer than theirs.

If a miracle is the perfect word for a case that had a chance of a million to arrive, that's what happened to one in the Blake family, when Sophia, 45, a woman with skin Dark gave birth to a small Tiara with white skin and blue eyes. Sophia was so surprised by what had happened that she asked for confirmation that this baby was hers.

Doctors say there was only one chance in a million for this to happen. It is not surprising that everyone is taken aback by this event, especially the mother who expected that there is a minimum of resemblance between her and her daughter.

Even though Tiara had the skin color of his father, 60-year-old Christopher Perkins, who is just white with blue eyes, she had no resemblance to her mother.

The mother and the daughter are then judged

This case is so rare that mother and daughter often have to endure a lot of prejudices and convince the outside world of what it really is. As the little girl grew up, her parents thought her skin and hair would get darker, but in the end, Tiara's white skin and blue eyes did not leave her.

"When she was just a baby, it did not bother me so much, but as Tiara grew up, the problem became more important. Sometimes she asks me, "Why do not we look like mom?" I explain to her that she is Métis but all this is far too confusing for her. "

"At the birth of Tiara, I was so shocked because I was expecting her to be a mix of Christopher and myself ... The doctors explained to me that there was a chance on a million that his skin was white and there was probably a white gene that had remained dormant until now. Says Sophia.

"I'm tired of explaining that she's my daughter, but even doctors and teachers seemed confused, for example, when I recently consulted our GP, he wanted to know if I was social assistance or the tutor of Tiara. But when he knew I was his mother, he was incredibly embarrassed and apologized. It happens to me all the time. "

A physical alikeness

Although she did not inherit the physical characteristics of her mother, little Tiara completely held her mother's personality: "We are both extroverted, independent with a quirky sense of humor. Everyone who knows us well tells us that we are very similar. "Said Sophia.

If what happened in Sophia Blake's life is a proof of the undeniable power that genetics can have on us, the fact remains that it also reveals how much people still struggle with this kind This is why Sophia works hard to make people aware that a Métis child is not necessarily a mixture of the colors of both parents.
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