An amazing story broke this week out of London that has the world and most doctors scratching their heads. A black Nigerian couple, Ben and Angela Ihagboro, living in London announced the birth of their child--a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, white baby girl! Doctors say odds of this happening are phenomenally high. Because the child wasn’t born with pink eyes and incredibly sensitive skin, they are puzzled over the fact that this is not your ordinary albino birth.
The proud parents claim that they are definitely the parents of the child, and although they can’t explain how this happened, they are reported as saying “we don’t care what the baby looks like, as long as she’s healthy.” Good attitude to have. We hope that attitude is felt by the parents of the second miracle baby to be born in the same city in the same hospital as the first at almost the precisely same time on the very same day.
Reports coming out of London just three days after the announcement of the Ihagboro baby indicate that a white Scandinavian couple, also living in London, Sven and Ingrid Ingellsson, have given birth to a black-haired, dark-skinned baby boy. “What are the odds?” said the doctor who certified that the baby was, indeed, the Ingellssons’.
Both babies are fine and the families are adjusting quite well. While some nurses have suggested that since the babies are only days old, perhaps the couples might want to consider trading them in order to match better, but the couples, both of which are extremely religious, have decided to keep the child they have birthed. Said Angela Ihagboro, “God does work in mysterious ways.”