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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Truth is stranger than fiction

 


She's Her Own Twin


Two Women Don't Match Their Kids' DNA -- It's a Medical Mystery


ABC News


 


Aug. 15, 2006 — Lydia Fairchild was a proud mother who faced the most unusual of challenges. She had to fight in court to prove the children born from her body were her own. "I knew that I carried them, and I knew that I delivered them. There was no doubt in my mind," Fairchild said.


 


Fairchild's fight for her kids began when she was 26-years-old, unemployed and applying for public assistance in Washington state. Everyone in her family had to be tested to prove they were all related.


 


The Department of Social Services called Fairchild and told her to come in immediately. What Fairchild thought was a routine meeting with a social worker turned into an interrogation. The proud mother was suddenly a criminal suspect.
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The rest of the story.)







As my dear friend shared with me, "It is also a good reminder that science is fallible." I could not agree more. We do not have all the mysteries of life figured out yet, even in the 21st century. Lest we think we are wiser than God, it is a good reminder that we are not. Hug your children again today, and praise God you don't have to deal with this "social service" agency!

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