White Evangelical Christian Couple Gives Birth To Black Triplets

Photo: The Daily Mail

And no, it's not a case of mistaken insemination.

No, it's not a case of mistaken insemination with the wrong sperm. It's a tad bit more controversial than that.

However, anyone one can look at this story through different colored lenses and form their own stance, but what we shouldn't ignore is the willingness of the couple involved.

In a Washingon Post article, Aaron Halbert talks about him and his wife's decision to conceive with two African-American embryos from a sperm bank. One of the embryos split, leading to the birth of triplet girls. 

Photo: Daily Mail

Both are white, pro-birth, evangelical Christians. Halbert was the son of Christian missionaries in Honduras, and at an early age was aware of the existence of racial diversity

"I was the blue-eyed, cotton-topped white kid who stuck out like a sore thumb," he says.

Meanwhile, his wife Rachel grew up in Mississippi and according to Halbert, "it wasn’t until she took a few trips to Haiti that the veil of racial prejudice was lifted from her eyes."

Prior to the birth of their triplets, the couple had adopted a black son and a biracial daughter. According to the article, the two were capable of conceiving on their own, but had a shared desire of adopting, even before they married. They believe that adopting is one of the ways they can be involved in their pro-life stance. 

Photo: Daily Mail

According to a New York Times report, black baby boys are the least likely to get adopted, in comparison to white and hispanic babies. While critics see it as a case of "white savior complex," the Halberts see their adoption of their children as a blessing and an enriching gift

"The beauty of a multi-ethnic family is found there, in the fact that the differences are the very thing that make ours richer and fuller," Halbert says. "It forces you to think in a new way about the way you think, speak, act and live."

The couple also continues to serve as missionaries in Honduras.


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