One of the more poignant moments of Oprah's interview of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka was when she asked Neil and David about how they will explain to their children that they have two dads and no mom. In this segment, Oprah had an aha moment! and started to tear up. Check out the snippets. I cannot wait to see the full interview. Neil Patrick Harris is so cool.....
Neil and David's Deep Desire to Have Children
Neil: Yeah, well, one thing that I am so appreciative of that my parent’s did to us, is to talk to us like we were regular people. And didn’t talk to use like we were little babies.
Oprah: That’s why you always say you do a lot of googoo talk
Neil: We’re going to tell them information. I want them to have information. And I think the way that they were brought into this world was very unique and weirdly scientific and the technology involved in it I think is remarkable. But it came because we really, really wanted kids. Like we really had thought it through, financially, emotionally, relationship wise, like we didn’t just accidentally get pregnant and decide that now we need to make this work. These kids come into our world with nothing but love…
Oprah: I just had an a-ha moment that almost made me tear up there just a little bit. You know what, I just realized what you were saying. I had an a-ha moment!
Oprah: Because, same-sex couples, in order to have a child, means you really really really gotta do a lot of work to make that happen.
David and Neil: Oh yeah
Oprah: So if you are a same-sex couple that has a child it means that child is so loved and so wanted. You just saying that just went bing bing bing! I never thought of it that way before.
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