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Old 03-28-2019, 12:32 PM
 
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It happened in the US in the 1980's; one baby was Black and one was White. And there have been other cases in the US, presented on talk shows, as another poster mentioned.

People sometimes comment on cases like that, "They they're not twins!". People don't understand the concept of twins. Fraternal twins don't resemble each other, but that doesn't mean they're not twins.
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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Isnt it odd twins must be registered at a police station. Why not at a hospital.
Isnt it odd parent were required to have a DNA test. I thought DNA tests were requested in China and the government was even restricting them.

Isnt it odd a father would think his newborn must look like him.
I can't help wondering how he could even tell whether a newborn looked like him or not. You can't really discern their features until they mature a bit, in many cases.
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Probably because twins came out looking different? Since they only share a mother, they are not even full siblings technically.
Fraternal twins often look very different. I worked with two people who both had fraternal twins. They look like they are siblings but that is about it.

I know lots of kids who look nothing like their parents, or they look like one parent. Appearances have little to do with paternity unless they are a completely different race.

I think babies just look like babies.
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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Not in the case of my daughter. From shortly after birth she strongly resembled her mother. Her initials are CCH. I took to calling her CC. Short for carbon copy.

I know she's my daughter, she's got my eyes and some quirks that I do.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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It happened in the US in the 1980's; one baby was Black and one was White. And there have been other cases in the US, presented on talk shows, as another poster mentioned.

People sometimes comment on cases like that, "They they're not twins!". People don't understand the concept of twins. Fraternal twins don't resemble each other, but that doesn't mean they're not twins.
Fraternal twins have nothing more in common than any other siblings, just shared a uterus at the same time.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:17 AM
 
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I had never heard of this happening before, but it is possible, just extremely rare. When twins have different fathers, it is called heteropaternal superfecundation.

Woman gives birth to twins with different dads after cheating on husband

(metro.co.uk) A woman in China has reportedly given birth to twin boys with different fathers. Results of DNA tests meant the new mother had to admit she had cheated on her husband in a one-night stand, after initially denying she had an affair, according to Xiamen-based newspaper, Strait Herald.
Although rare I have heard of this before.

Here is even a rarer story of a woman who gave birth to twins after giving birth just one month prior to a baby boy. The woman has 2 uteruses.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47729118
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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Fraternal twins have nothing more in common than any other siblings, just shared a uterus at the same time.
That was exactly my point. Many people think, that the definition of "twins" is not only that they were born together, but that they resemble each other.
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Old 03-30-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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Years ago, there was a case where a husband visited his mistress. Mistress had recently had sex with her boyfriend. Husband had sex with his mistress and then came home and had sex with his wife. Wife got pregnant and gave birth to a child fathered by the boyfriend.
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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Momma's baby, papa's maybe.
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:39 PM
 
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Years ago, there was a case where a husband visited his mistress. Mistress had recently had sex with her boyfriend. Husband had sex with his mistress and then came home and had sex with his wife. Wife got pregnant and gave birth to a child fathered by the boyfriend.
At least, that's the wife's story. And she's sticking to it.
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