Spouses Karen and James Marks have given birth to twins. You might think there’s nothing unusual about that.
But don’t rush to conclusions.
It turns out that there is a two-year age difference between the twins. But how did this happen?
The couple from Taunton, a town in England, had their first child, a son, two years ago, and recently, the woman gave birth to their second child, a daughter.
The woman was not getting pregnant due to fertility issues, and the couple thought they might never become parents.
So, they turned to medical assistance for in vitro fertilization. After some trials, they obtained five viable embryos.
In 2018, their son Cameron was born, and just two years later, in 2020, their daughter Isabella came into the world.
Since the embryos were implanted two years apart, one might assume that Cameron is their older child.
But in reality, the brother and sister are considered genetic twins because, along with the other three embryos, they were conceived at the same time.
“We are very happy. After so many attempts, we have two children, both healthy. It’s wonderful,” say the fortunate parents.
Cameron adores his twin sister; the boy takes her in his arms and cuddles her.
Karen and James think that Isabella might not be their last child, as they still have other frozen embryos.