Judith Nokocha, originally from Nigeria, has been aspiring to start a family with her husband for years, and after eight years of trying, she finally became pregnant with twins after IVF treatment.
“Our first ultrasound revealed a fetus, but I quickly told the doctor she couldn’t see very well,” she wrote in a personal piece for Love What Matters. “I knew without a doubt that there were two children.”
Since she and her husband are black, they were in disbelief when they met their kids, son Kamsi in black and Kachi with light skin, light eyes, and golden locks. Kachi was later diagnosed with albinism.
“I was shocked – I thought they gave me someone else’s baby, and I didn’t think it was my baby,” she wrote.
“I never thought I’d have an albino baby, we don’t have a baby in my family, nor in my husband’s family. It was a real shock to me, I was like ‘what are they doing, why did they give me someone else’s baby?'”