I thought our grandson wasn’t biologically linked to us, but I chose to be very careful with the situation. Then something strange happened.

Irina, who will marry my son, didn’t make sense to me at first. I told my son straight out that they weren’t a good match. It was easy to see why: Irina seemed like a normal girl who was mostly interested in my son’s money. That being said, I knew that my son was serious about her and that this wasn’t just a passing fancy. The wedding plans went through, and my husband and I were very worried. We tried to talk our son out of it, but it didn’t work. They married, and Irina soon found out she was pregnant.

When we saw our daughter-in-law outside of the maternity room, I looked at the baby and knew right away that our grandson was nothing like us. His skin was light and his eyes were blue. My son and his wife, on the other hand, had darker skin. It became more and more clear that the boy was not our biological child. It seemed likely that Irina knew we knew she was lying because she stopped talking to us. We were even more sure that he wasn’t related to us because she only sent pictures of the child.

We decided one day to talk to our daughter-in-law about it. But we came up with a clever plan: we gave the young couple a trip to the beach as a gift and offered to watch our grandson while they were gone. As soon as the young pair left, we got the samples we needed—spit from the child and my husband—and ordered a paternity test. When the results came in, they proved what we already thought. We were happy to give our son the test results when he got back.

There was no talk from him; he just took the child. But after a week, he came back with a new test that showed he was the child’s real father. My husband and I looked at each other with surprise at that moment. Someone asked, “Who was our son’s real father?” I started to talk rubbish and said that our lab must have done something wrong. I just barely got away without telling them the secret I had kept for more than 30 years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *