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Twins With Two Different Dads, Not Impossible

It’s called superfecundation– while fertile, if a woman sleeps with two men during the same fertility cycle, she can conceive twins from two separate fathers. This is not very common, but it is not impossible. 1 out of every 13,000 cases involving twins involves superfecundation.

In New Jersey, a woman tried to collect child support from a man she believed to be the father of her twins. She was right, but only half right. DNA Test Results proved he was only the father of one of the twins, but not the father of the other.

The mother gave birth to two twin girls in January 2013. Shortly thereafter, she applied for child support only naming one father. She later disclosed that she had had sex with two men within a week of each other, so social services got involved. In November of 2014, the DNA results returned demonstrating that there was almost a 100% chance that the twins came from separate fathers.

So who pays child support for the children you may ask? A new Jersey judge ruled that the father named on the child support application is only responsible for the child he fathered, and not for the other. Therefore, Mother must seek child support from the other father in order to receive the total child support due to her.The ruling was made on Monday, May 4, 2015. To read more on ABC NEWS click here.

This is New Jersey’s first paternity case involving twins with two different fathers, and it is the third reported in the nation. Check out the science behind it on Time.com.