Parents suffer grief and discrimination because of the medical rarity. This couple gave birth to biracial twins – one black and one white.
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At 17 months, Triniti and Ghabriael are chubby-cheeked twins, born 11 weeks early at three pounds each and now healthy and a joy to their parents.
But when their mother, Khristi Cunningham of Akron, Ohio, takes them in public, the babies get a lot of second looks and questions.
Triniti has ebony-colored skin and all the classic dark features of an African American, but “Gabe,” as his parents call him, is ivory-white with steely blue eyes and blond hair. He’s now 10 pounds heavier than his sister, but it’s their racial identity that gets people scratching their heads.
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