Birds, Bees, and Adoption

Talking about sex with our children might make us a little uncomfortable. But in order to give them healthy ideas of sex, love, and relationships, it's important to start as soon as they're ready.

When our daughter was six years old, she asked me, “Where do I come from?” “Georgia,” I replied. “You were born in Atlanta.” “No,” she was louder now. “Where do I come from?” You are probably quicker than I in realizing that she was not asking for a geography lesson; rather, she wanted to understand her origins. Her next question sealed it: “Was I made from sex?” Even though I had covered this territory with her older siblings, I’m embarrassed ...

“Where do babies come from?” Explaining reproduction is tough for all parents, and it’s even more complex for us. Here’s help.


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