A 38-year-old woman from Calgary, Canada, admits that she was also surprised when she gave birth to a black baby boy Kamsi, and an albino baby girl, Kachi in 2016.

Judith Nwokocha, a photographer, struggled for eight years to get pregnant until she went through two rounds of IVF, so she was thrilled when she found out she was expecting twins.

“I remember going for my first scan when they told me, ‘You are having a baby’ and I said, ‘No, I’m having two,’ I knew, without a doubt. The second scan revealed we’re having twins,” Judith said.

Judith talked to her twins and prayed that they would be healthy throughout her pregnancy.

When she was at 37 weeks, one of her twins stopped growing, and she was immediately induced. Judith gave birth in an emergency through C-section. Her baby boy, Kamsi, was born at 6.1 pounds, but her daughter, Kachi, was just 3.5 pounds And that wasn’t the only thing that was different about Kachi. The infant was undoubtedly white when she was born.

“I was shocked—I thought they had handed me somebody else’s baby, I didn’t believe she was mine,” she said.

As a black woman, she had never considered that she could possibly have a white baby. Judith wrote, “I was quite surprised by how white she was.”

A few days after the twins were born, doctors told the young mom that Kachi had albinism.

Initially, Judith was concerned about the health issues that often accompany albinism, but she quickly realized just how incredible her little girl is. Judith explained: “I always tell her how beautiful she is, because she really is. I wouldn’t trade her condition for a million dollars because she’s perfect to me in every way. Albinism may have its challenges but I’m teaching her to be strong and conquer whatever may come her way. I’m showcasing the beauty in albinism by constantly taking pictures of her and twin brother. I’m not sure she’s aware of her uniqueness at the moment, but eventually she’ll know, and it’s my responsibility to educate her and teach her to love herself no matter what.”

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