Whitney Meyer, 25, and Tomas Dean, 23, were expecting twins after they lost their two-year-old son Pravyn. It was a chance to start over again with two new little human beings who arrived healthy and happy in April of 2016.
But something took even Whitney and Tomas aback after a first look at their beautiful girls in the delivery room. Whitney recalls,
“I asked the doctor why Kalani’s skin was so white … I couldn’t figure out why she looked so different from her sister.”
Turns out, Kalani and Jarani are fraternal, biracial twins. Whitney who is caucasian, and Tomas who is African-American were clearly aware of their biracial relationship but never imagined their twins to look so different from each other. Kalani inherited her mother’s light skin with blue eyes, and Jarani inherited her father’s dark skin with brown eyes.
According to sources, the chances of biracial couples having twins with different skin colors is 1 in 500. In Whitney and Tomas’ case, they definitely beat the odds.
Whitney calls them her “miracle babies” and is often entertained by people’s amusement and confused looks:
“No one believes they’re twins. When we go out in public, people will start looking at them because I dress them identical and I can tell they’re confused.”
Kalani and Jarani turned nine-months old this month and according to their parents, Kalani is already crawling while Jarani is content with not crawling and loves to eat.
The twin girls are lucky to have an older brother who is seven from Whitney’s previous relationship and she hopes that the world takes his lead when seeing her daughters,
“People in this country could learn a lot from my son. He’s so innocent, he doesn’t understand racial tensions, because to him it doesn’t matter, as it shouldn’t matter to anyone else.”
Here is wishing all the happiness and love to this very colorful family. We hope that they keep spreading the message of love beyond color everywhere they go.