In the news this week from Texas, a case of ‘twin’ boys fathered by different men. Their mother was having sex with both men and one ovum was fertilized by sperm from each man. DNA tests were ordered when the twins looked substantially different from each other. Here’s the link:
A Non-Paternal Event (NPE) is an instance where a child’s biological and social fathers are different. The old saying, "Mama’s baby, Daddy’s, maybe", sums up one view of this situation. This blog explores the different varieties of NPEs and their complexities -- including a child’s biological and social mother being different (with some recent novel variations).
As I explore the NPE concept, I hope you will join in the discussion and provide examples from your own experience or family history that shed additional light on the subject.