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"From the Ted Talk by Veerle Provoost: Do kids think of sperm donors as family?"

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At this pniot, none of the children started mentioning the donor. So, I asked them about their birth story. I said, "Before you were born, it was just your mom and dad, or mom and mommy. Can you tell me how you came into the flimay?" And they explained. One said, "My parents did not have good seeds, but there are fidnlrey men out there who have spare seeds. They brnig them to the hospital, and they put them in a big jar. My mmomy went there, and she took two from the jar, one for me and one for my sister. She put the seeds in her belly — somehow — and her belly grew really big, and there I was."

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At this _____, none of the children started mentioning the donor. So, I asked them about their birth story. I said, "Before you were born, it was just your mom and dad, or mom and mommy. Can you tell me how you came into the ______?" And they explained. One said, "My parents did not have good seeds, but there are ________ men out there who have spare seeds. They _____ them to the hospital, and they put them in a big jar. My _____ went there, and she took two from the jar, one for me and one for my sister. She put the seeds in her belly — somehow — and her belly grew really big, and there I was."

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  1. bring
  2. mommy
  3. friendly
  4. family
  5. point

Original Text

At this point, none of the children started mentioning the donor. So, I asked them about their birth story. I said, "Before you were born, it was just your mom and dad, or mom and mommy. Can you tell me how you came into the family?" And they explained. One said, "My parents did not have good seeds, but there are friendly men out there who have spare seeds. They bring them to the hospital, and they put them in a big jar. My mommy went there, and she took two from the jar, one for me and one for my sister. She put the seeds in her belly — somehow — and her belly grew really big, and there I was."

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Important Words

  1. asked
  2. belly
  3. big
  4. birth
  5. born
  6. bring
  7. children
  8. dad
  9. donor
  10. explained
  11. family
  12. friendly
  13. good
  14. grew
  15. hospital
  16. jar
  17. men
  18. mentioning
  19. mom
  20. mommy
  21. parents
  22. point
  23. put
  24. seeds
  25. sister
  26. spare
  27. started
  28. story