'The colour of his skin is of no concern': The black mother who gave birth to a white baby
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 - 15:16
A mother has beaten odds of a million-to-one by giving birth to a baby who appears to be of a different race.
Catherine Howarth, 32, from Milton Keynes, is Nigerian by heritage, and so was, at first, a little taken aback when she saw her son Jonah for the first time.
With his pale skin, green eyes and light brown hair, Jonah, now three months old, looks like any other new-born baby - but, when seen in his mother's arms, his uniqueness is obvious.
Recalling the moment she delivered Jonah in Milton Keynes Hospital on June 1, his mother told that ‘The midwife looked at me and looked back down at Jonah and then at me again and couldn’t believe it.'
‘Some children get darker after a few weeks when the skin colour they will have for life starts to become obvious. But you can see from the colour at the tips of their ears what that Jonah was fully white.