The 14-year-old Russian schoolgirl who’s raising a baby with her 11-year-old boyfriend has said she would like to have more children in the future. Darya Sudnishnikova was 13 when she announced she was pregnant, and while she originally claimed her then-10-year-old boyfriend Ivan was the baby’s father, she later admitted she had been sexually assaulted by an older teenager. However, the experience hasn’t put her off being a parent.
- Darya gave birth to her daughter in August. While doctors were initially unsure how far into her pregnancy Darya would be able to go given her young age and underdeveloped body, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl at the end of August. Now, her mother Elena has been named the baby’s official guardian, though Darya has been stepping up to care for the little girl.
- Ivan is too young to be on the baby’s birth certificate. In Russia, the age to be able to claim parentage is 16, which makes Ivan too young to officially be named the baby’s father. However, Darya hopes that in a few years, they can do things properly and add Ivan’s name to the birth certificate.
- Darya would love to have more kids in the future. To pass the time prior to giving birth, Darya did a serious of Q&A sessions on social media, where she became quite the star once her story went public. When one commenter asked her if she’s planning to have a second child, Darya said she’d love to be a mom again in future – just not yet. “Possibly in the future, when my baby is 10 years old,” she replied, as reported by the Daily Star.
- According to some reports, Darya and Ivan have broken up. In October, the Mirror claimed that Darya and Ivan had ended their relationship and gone their separate ways. Whether or not this is true hasn’t been confirmed, nor is it clear whether Ivan would continue to be involved in the baby’s life if their relationship did indeed end.