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Twins Born with Different Fathers


I recently read and article entitled “Twins born with different fathers rare but not unlikely for mothers with multiple sex partners”. The article is a transcript of an interview between an ABC reporter and Michael Permezel, the president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Recent DNA testing conducted in Vietnam revealed twins who were born by the same mother but had different fathers, known as heteropaternal superfecundation or more commonly at Bi-paternal twins. Reports stated that family members of the children reported that one child looked significantly different to the other and suspected that the hospital may have made a mistake in sending the incorrect child home with the Mother. The parents were shocked to discover that the children in fact, had different fathers.

Bi-paternal twins are extremely rare, with there being only a handful of cases reported in the world.

Another case was reported in the United States, where the Court ordered the father to pay child support with respect to the one child that he fathered.

If you have any queries about your parenting matter, contact one of the highly experienced Solicitors at Armstrong Legal today.

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Written by Peter Magee on November 15, 2017

Peter is a partner of Armstrong Legal and head of our Family Law Division. He has over 15 years’ experience. His past experience dealing with large cases benefits his family law clients by providing insight into complex and tactical issues. As a result, Peter can often achieve settlements outside Court that may otherwise have not been achievable. View Peter’s profile


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