Sofia Robbins Sloan Torres is the daughter of Callie Torres, Mark Sloan, and Arizona Robbins.

History[edit | edit source]

Callie's Pregnancy[edit | edit source]

When Arizona won a prestigious grant to help treat children in Malawi, a disgruntled Callie agreed to move there with her, as it was a three-year position. However, her lack of enthusiasm caused Arizona to end their relationship in the airport and leave without her. ("That's Me Trying")

A heartbroken Callie moved in with Mark and they had a short fling. ("Something's Gotta Give") Arizona returned for Callie, apologizing and hoping for forgiveness. ("Adrift and at Peace")

Callie initially rebuffed her and later revealed that she was pregnant with Mark's baby. ("Start Me Up") Arizona agreed to raise the child with her, but disliked that Mark would be a permanent part of their lives. ("Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)")

When Callie was twenty-three and a half weeks pregnant, she planned a getaway-weekend to thank Arizona for her support.

En route, Arizona proposed to her, but before Callie could respond, they crashed into a truck. ("This is How We Do It")

Birth and Infant Struggles[edit | edit source]

Sofia was delivered by C-section during Callie's second surgery following the crash. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Callie's very good friend, returned from Los Angeles to deliver the baby after Lucy Fields admitted that the care Callie needed was beyond her abilities.

Sofia was delivered 16 weeks early without a heartbeat, weighing just 1 pound and 1 ounce. Arizona was able to resuscitate her and she was placed in an incubator as her lungs and other internal organs hadn't fully matured. She was then taken to the NICU and was on a ventilator, as she was unable to breathe on her own. ("Song Beneath the Song")

Sofia at one week old

At one week old, Sofia was able to move her hand around and opened her eyes for the first time. She had a brain bleed, but it was minor.

Callie holding Sofia.

At 5 weeks old, Sofia was in heart failure and required surgery to close her PDA, which Dr. Stark performed. He allowed Arizona to be in the OR as she is not biologically related to Sofia and it was not a legal issue for the hospital. During the surgery, Sofia started to bleed out which caused a devastated Arizona to run out of the OR. However, Dr. Stark was able to find the bleeder and repair it and Sofia was stable.

Twelve weeks after the accident, Callie was discharged from the hospital, but reluctant to leave

Sofia, Callie, and Arizona going home for the first time after her birth.

unless Sofia could leave with her. Stark eased Callie's tension by saying Sofia could be discharged if she passed the infant carrier test. She passed, but Callie was scared to take her home because of the dangers of cars. Miranda Bailey calmed her down and Callie, Mark, Arizona, and Sofia left the hospital. ("It's a Long Way Back")

ER Visit[edit | edit source]

While playing at a friend's house, Sofia tripped and her head hit a rock, cutting her. Her friend's mom, Tori, brought her to the ER, where Penny stitched up her head. After she was discharged, she and Callie agreed that only ice cream could make her head better and they invited Penny to come along. ("When It Hurts So Bad")

Custody Hearing[edit | edit source]

When Callie wanted to move to New York with Penny and wanted to take Sofia with her, Arizona sued for custody. During the hearing, Sofia stayed with Amelia and Maggie at Meredith's House. When the trial concluded with Arizona being awarded full custody, they went home together at the end of the day. ("Mama Tried")

Despite this ruling, Arizona agreed to new terms after Sofia kept asking her why Callie was so sad. She gave Callie plane tickets to New York for Callie and Sofia and said she wanted Sofia for the summer and every other school year, plus every other Christmas, but they could work out the details. ("Family Affair")

Life in New York[edit | edit source]

Arizona helped her settle in at Callie and Penny's new place, where Sofia has her own room. The place is right near the park and Sofia loved her new school. ("I Ain't No Miracle Worker")

However, several months later, she sent Arizona a text saying that she wanted to move back to Seattle. ("Ain't That a Kick in the Head")

Return to Seattle[edit | edit source]

When she moved back to Seattle, Sofia told Arizona that she wanted her room to be green, but Arizona couldn't decide which shade, so she told Sofia she could decide herself and they'd paint it together. She also surprised Sofia with three different flavors of ice cream. ("Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story")

School Refusal[edit | edit source]

After her return to Seattle, Sofia refused to go to school. She said she wanted to go back to New York with her friends and the teacher who let them draw on their notebooks. Instead of making her go to school, Arizona took Sofia to work with her, where Sofia met Noah Brosniak, the son of a patient, and the two played together while Arizona examined Noah's mom.

Noah was diagnosed with a brain tumor and when Arizona tucked Sofia in that night, she cried because she realized she was so lucky to have a healthy, smart girl and she was sometimes too busy to understand that. She suggested that she take the next day off and take Sofia to find an adventure. ("Caught Somewhere in Time")

After this incident, Sofia continued to refuse to go to school. Arizona had to bribe her in order to get her to go to school. ("Bad Reputation")

Suspension[edit | edit source]

Sofia was suspended from school for stealing the field trip money from her class. Arizona took her to work and put her in the day care for the day. Then she learned from reading Sofia's diary that she stole the money to buy a plane ticket to New York and didn't want to tell Arizona because she worried about hurting her feelings. That led Arizona to make the decision that Sofia needed to move back to New York and Arizona needed to go with her. ("Bad Reputation")

Alex and Jo's Wedding[edit | edit source]

Sofia came to Alex and Jo's wedding with Arizona. When the wedding was delayed and then cancelled, Sofia asked Arizona if they'd miss their flight. Arizona assured her they wouldn't and were just staying to help April make sure everything got cleaned up. They then witnessed Matthew proposing to April and them getting married. ("All of Me")

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Familial[edit | edit source]

She has three parents: Callie, Arizona, and Mark. Her father died when she was still very young, leaving her to be raised by her mothers. 

When Callie was planning to move to New York with Penny, Arizona fought Callie for custody. Arizona won, but she ended up making a shared schedule with Callie, saying that Sofia deserved two happy moms.

After some time living in New York, Sofia decided she wanted to move back to Seattle and so she came back to live with Arizona. When Sofia was in Seattle, she constantly missed New York, leading to Arizona's decision to move to New York so Sofia could have both her moms in the same place and not be constantly missing one of them.

Friendships[edit | edit source]

She and Zola Grey Shepherd are friends. When Zola was gone after Derek died, Sofia asked when she'd be coming back and insisted on getting her a Christmas present. ("She's Leaving Home")

She also has a friend named Kayla. ("I Am Not Waiting Anymore")

Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She appeared in Unaccompanied Minor, but the scene was deleted from the final cut. It is available on the DVD.
  • She calls Arizona, "Mommy" and Callie, "Mama."[1]
  • She likes wearing dresses, but not tights.[2]
  • She likes horses.[3]
  • Sofia told Callie she wanted to be a princess for Halloween, and told Arizona she wanted to be an astronaut, so they compromised and she dressed as a space princess.[4]
  • She is in a dance class.[5]
  • Her bedtime is 8:30.[6]
  • Her favorite animal is a unicorn.[7]
  • Her favorite sea creature is a mermaid.[8]
  • She was six and in first grade at the time of the custody hearing.[9]
  • Her favorite color is blue.[10]
  • Her favorite toy is Astronaut Barbie.[11]
  • Her favorite cereal is Whole Grain O's.[12]
  • Her favorite thing to do in the morning is to pick out her outfit.[13]
  • She and Zola attended the same school in Seattle.[14]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Episodic[edit | edit source]

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Episode Stills[edit | edit source]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]


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