Where Do Babies Come From? a 7-Year-Old Explains

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March 2, 2017
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Dreading giving your kids The Talk? It’s an incredibly tricky topic to navigate, especially if you’re a gay parent. But don’t worry, seven-year-old Sophia can break everything down.

“If you’re a kid with two moms and you don’t know how to explain it to other kids or people, this is a video of how you can explain it,” she begins in a video posted by The Next Family.

“Say you have Mom, and she was in love with this other girl, and then they married, and then they want to have a baby — but they need a boy!”

Here’s an illustration if you’re having a hard time keeping up:

Sophia giggles her way through an explanation of a sperm donor (see helpful illustration), but omits some parts of the process.

“They do something which is called…they do something,” she says.

“They ask for sperm. He gives it to them and they say ‘thank you,’…and that’s how [babies] get born!”

She’s got the gist of it!

Sophia’s mom, The Next Family founder Brandy Black, was inspired to help her daughter create the video after a conversation they had.

“About 6-8 months ago, I asked [Sophia] if anyone asked questions about her having two moms, and she told me that some people said it was impossible for her not to have a daddy,” she tells BuzzFeed. What followed was a candid talk about sperm and eggs.

“I had no idea what she was going to say [in the video], but you may be able to see by watching that I was really surprised and impressed with her answer."

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