Sunday, September 23, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Du bist die Welt: ... und so bist du entstanden

Du bist die Welt: ... und so bist du entstanden 
by Sylvia Wurm 
illus. by Maggie Schwarz 
Language: German 
2017. 
16 p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 3745047001 ; 9783745047004 
Summary: Kinder bringen uns die Wunder und Werte dieser Welt wieder nah und machen uns die elementarsten Werte täglich bewusst - Liebe und Geborgenheit. Kinder wollen die Welt um sich herum begreifen und wissen, wo sie herkommen und wohin sie gehören. Dieses Buch hat sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, diese Geschichte kindgerecht, aber vor allem barriere- und vorurteilsfrei zu vermitteln. Unser Buch unterstützt alle Eltern - gleich welcher sexuellen Orientierung oder Familienkonstellation - ihren Kindern bereits im Kleinkindalter verständlich zu machen, wie sie entstanden sind. Wir wollen, dass die Kinder unserer Gegenwart und Zukunft verstehen, dass es viele Möglichkeiten und Wege gibt, zu einer Familie zu werden und das die Liebe das Kriterium für die Entstehung ist. Die Idee zu diesem Buch ist durch die Geschichte von Maggie Schwarz und ihrem Sohn entstanden, der durch künstliche Befruchtung mit Samenspende in ihre Welt trat (Buchempfehlung: Maggie Schwarz "Wunschkind - Wie sich eine Singlefrau ihren größten Wunsch erfüllt)". Um die eigene Geschichte ganz individuell erzählen zu können, finden sich in diesem Buch leere Seiten, die zur freien Gestaltung der eigenen Familiengeschichte dienen. Hier kann man sich kreativ austoben und seine persönliche Geschichte zu Papier bringen, um ganz individuell über die Entstehungsgeschichte des Kindes aufzuklären. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/dp/3745046994/

Zwei Mamas für Oscar: Wie aus einem Wunsch ein Wunder wird

Zwei Mamas für Oscar: Wie aus einem Wunsch ein Wunder wird 
by Susanne Scheerer 
illus. by Annabelle von Sperber 
Language: German 
Ellermann, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3770700848 ; 9783770700844 
Summary: Familie ist wie ein Regenbogen: Es gibt alle Farben. Wie kommt es, dass Oscar zwei Mamas hat, fragt sich Tilly. Ihre große Schwester Frieda erklärt ihr, dass Oscars Mamas sich sehnlichst ein Kind gewünscht hatten, doch leider vergeblich. Dann lernten sie Tillys und Friedas Eltern kennen, und Oscars Mamas bekamen von Friedas und Tillys Papa Samen gespendet. So kam schließlich Oscar zur Welt, und aus einem großen Wunsch wurde ein noch größeres Wunder. "Zwei Mamas für Oskar“ behandelt das aktuelle Thema „Regenbogenfamilie”: Lebendig, anschaulich und kindgerecht erzählt macht das Buch es Eltern und Erziehern leicht, mit Kindern ab drei Jahren über Vielfalt zu sprechen. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/Zwei-Mamas-für-Oscar-Wunsch/dp/3770700848/

Saturday, March 31, 2018

My incredible creation : an IVF journey

My incredible creation : an IVF journey 
by Julian and Jen Duband 
Language: English 
Pacific Pines, QLD Ocean Reeve Publishing, 2018. 
ISBN: 9781925680669 ; 1925680665 
Summary: "I want to share my story, of how I came to be. And how I came into the world, most mysteriously." 'My Incredible Creation' takes you on an exciting journey that helps explain the IVF process in a simplified age appropriate way, that children can understand. 
Available: https://www.dubandbooks.com/

En attendant Timoun

En attendant Timoun 
written and illus. by Geneviève Casterman 
Language: French
[Bruxelles] : Pastel : Paris : L'Ecole des loisirs, 2010. 
1 vol. (non paginé) : ill. 
ISBN: 9782211054508 2211054501 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/2211054501/

Extra!

Extra! 
by Kaeleigh MacDonald 
illus. by Sarah-Leigh Wills 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 198341638X ; 9781983416385 
Summary: All families are special… but some families take a little ‘extra’. Lucas wonders what it takes to make a baby. Mommy tells him that babies are made with a sperm and an egg but that some babies, like him, take extra. But what does it mean to be ‘extra’? This question launches Lucas into a day full of discovery. He and his friends begin to uncover what makes you 'extra', coming to the conclusion that Lucas must be a superhero! In the end, we discover that it took a lot of extra time and patience for Lucas’ parents to have him, and that not only is he extra like a superhero, but his mommy and daddy are too! Covering many family building options, EXTRA! shows that even when parents struggle to conceive they can go on to become a family and that being ‘extra’ is wonderful! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/198341638X/

The Pea That Was Me & Me & Me: How All Kinds of Babies Are Made

The Pea That Was Me & Me & Me: How All Kinds of Babies Are Made 
by Kim Kluger-Bell
illus. by Ros Webb 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1985582295 ; 9781985582293 
Summary: The Pea That Was Me & Me & Me (How All Kinds of Babies Are Made) is a book for 5-7 year old children that describes all the novel ways that babies come into the world these days. Its especially appropriate for families with children who have come into the world in different ways: naturally, through egg, sperm or embryo donation, or gestational surrogacy. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Pea-That-Was-Me-Babies/dp/1985582295/

The Super Special Panda Egg

The Super Special Panda Egg 
by Allison McWood
illus. by Kim Giberson 
Language: English 
Annelid Press, 2018. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0978272951 ; 9780978272951 
Summary: The Super Special Panda Egg (A celebration of Surrogacy, family, compassion) Join Yolanda and McFoo on their quest to build a panda family — with the help of a very special ostrich. Explaining the Surrogacy Journey to children, in words they can understand, is not easy. In The Super Special Panda Egg, Allison McWood navigates the Surrogacy Journey using creative characters and a familiar environment relatable to young readers. She connects the heartfelt emotions of the Intended Parents, the strength and commitment of the surrogate and how together they’re part of a miracle. The Super Special Panda Egg takes us on an adventure where dreams come true. The book is an inspiring read for any age! Jon and Christy Anderson Parents of four children born through surrogacy, Founders of Expect Miracles Surrogacy. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978272951/

Baby Cake: A Surrogacy Story

Baby Cake: A Surrogacy Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986383687 ; 9781986383684 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Cake-Surrogacy-Story-Jordan-DeGusipe/dp/1986383687/

How Mummy and Mama Made You: IVF

How Mummy and Mama Made You: IVF 
written and illustrated by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1976967171 ; 9781976967177 
Summary: This is the story of how Mummy and Mama made a baby. It is aimed at primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two women might have a baby together. In this edition of the book we look at how Mummy and Mama made a baby using IVF. This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976967171

Baby Cake: An Egg Donation Story

Baby Cake: An Egg Donation Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986236064 ; 9781986236065 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Cake-Donation-Story-Cakes/dp/1986236064

How Mummy and Mama Made You: Conceived at Home

How Mummy and Mama Made You: Conceived at Home 
written and illus. by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1976910234 ; 9781976910234 
Summary: This is the story of how Mummy and Mama made a baby. It is aimed at lower primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two women might have a baby together. In this edition of the book we look at how Mummy and Mama made a baby using home insemination. This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976910234/

Baby Cake: A Sperm Donation Story

Baby Cake: A Sperm Donation Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986380491 ; 9781986380492 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1986380491

How Daddy and Papa Made a Family: Surrogacy

How Daddy and Papa Made a Family: Surrogacy 
by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
38 p. : col. ill; cm. 
ISBN: 197704946X ; 9781977049469 
Summary: This is the story of how Daddy and Papa made a baby. It is aimed at primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two men might have a baby. In this edition of the book we look at how Daddy and Papa used donor eggs and a surrogate (IVF). This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/How-Daddy-Papa-Made-Family/dp/197704946X/

Baby Cake: An Infertility Story

Baby Cake: An Infertility Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986385035 ; 9781986385039 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1986385035/

One in many millions

One in many millions 
by Rebecca Miles 
illus. by Anil Tortop 
Language: English 
Rebecca Miles, 2018. 
Summary: Some people might tell you that you were grown from a magical egg. You may have heard that a flying bird delivered you. The real story about how you were made is far more interesting – it all begins with one in MANY millions…. This book aims to explain the beautiful process of making a baby to children who have two Mums. It begins with a short explanation of how a child with heterosexual parents is made through sexual intercourse, and then goes on to cover IVF, IUI and sperm donation, all in a child-friendly and illustrated picture book. 
Available: https://rjmilesauthor.com/product/one-in-many-millions/

Xander's story

Xander's story 
by Alejandro Garcia-Halenar and Christopher Garcia-Halenar 
illus. by 
Language: English 
Xanmaxbooks, 2018. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578194252 ; 9780578194257 
Summary: Xander's Story is a wonderfully vibrant picture book which guides children through a baseline understanding of surrogacy. Xander's journey begins in the initial stage of him being just a dream to the final stage of when he becomes a gift. Xander, his little brother Max, and his two Dads, Alex and Chris Garcia-Halenar live in South Florida. Both Alex and Chris always wanted a family and began their surrogacy journey soon after falling in love. Believing that every child's story is unique and should be celebrated, they wrote Xander's Story so their son will always know how special he is. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578194252/

Incredible you

Incredible you 
by Hilary Louvar 
illus. by L.E. Knapp 
Language: English 
Piranha Publishing, 2018. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578202670 ; 9780578202679 
Summary: Incredible You is a children’s book telling a love story of a family’s journey to bring a child into their family via surrogacy. A great book for anyone who has children through a surrogate. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578202670/

Unsere Familie. Ein Buch für Familien mit Wunschkindern nach Eizellspende

Unsere Familie: Ein Buch für Familien mit Wunschkindern nach Eizellspende
by Petra Thorn
illus. by Tiziana Rinaldi
Language: German
Mörfelden: FamART-Verl. 2018.
40 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN: 9783945275238
Summary: Seit einigen Jahren gründen immer mehr Paare ihre Familie mit Eizellspende – trotz des Verbots dieser Behandlung in Deutschland. Viele wollen auch mit dieser Familiengründung offen umgehen und ihr Kind aufklären. Dieses Buch unterstützt die Eltern bei den ersten Gesprächen mit ihren Kindern. Nach einer Einleitung für die Eltern besteht das Buch aus rund 25 Seiten mit liebevoll gestalteten Illustrationen von Tiziana Rinaldi, die den Kinderwunsch der Eltern und den Weg zur Eizellspende beschreiben. Es schließt mit einem Erfahrungsbericht ab. Das Buch ist für Kinder im Kindergartenalter geschrieben.
Available: http://www.famart.de/shop/kinderbuecher/eizellspende/

שלש הנסיכות והאיש הנדיר : משפחה חדשה - ספור על אב מיוחד ובנותיו

שלש הנסיכות והאיש הנדיר : משפחה חדשה - ספור על אב מיוחד ובנותיו 
by Orly Dvir 
illus. by 
Language: Hebrew 
Amatzia Publishing, 2017. 
41 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789657259603 
Available: https://simania.co.il/bookdetails.php?item_id=989110

Zoup et Zoupette font des étincelles

Zoup et Zoupette font des étincelles 
by Mireille Valant and Marina Perruchot 
illus. by Vayounette 
Language: French 
Rémilly : Éditions la Plume de l'Argilète, DL 2016.
1 vol. (non paginé [24] p.) : ill. en coul. ; 21 cm.
ISBN: 9791025500880 
Summary: L'histoire de Zoup et Zoupette évoque le parcours semé d'embûches d'une conception par fécondation in vitro. Si l'aspect technique est suggéré, l'émotion et la magie qui entourent la naissance sont au premier plan. Les parents peuvent ainsi aborder les difficultés rencontrées, mais surtout redécouvrir le désir qui a porté leur projet d'enfant, cette petite étincelle qui a tout rendu possible. " Il n'y a pas d'âge pour se familiariser avec ce miracle qui est la naissance d'un être humain. Encore faut-il aborder les dessous de l'affaire avec tact lorsqu'il s'agit de tout petit. C'est ce que propose l'histoire de Zoup et Zoupette et du Pr Bloub, en évoquant avec humour et poésie un parcours de procréation médicalement assistée". 
Available: http://laplumedelargilete.com/autres/149-zoup-et-zoupette-font-des-etincelles.html

It took three to make me

It took three to make me
by Jacqui Cooper
illus. by Bill Wood
Language: English
Carlton, Vic. : Jacqui Cooper, [2018] ©2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 16 x 24 cm.
ISBN: 9781863959773 1863959777
Summary: More and more families today are being created with the assistance of IVF technologies, but the process can be confusing and intimidating – especially for children who want to know where they came from. In this charming and heartwarming picture book, follow one family’s IVF journey, from meeting their doctor for the first time to welcoming their special baby into the world!
Available: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/it-took-three-make-me

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Flexible Facts of Life: Information and Stories for Kids, Celebrating Diverse and Creative Families

The Flexible Facts of Life: Information and Stories for Kids, Celebrating Diverse and Creative Families 
written and illus. by Serena R. Torrey 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1979869480 ; 9781979869485 
Summary: It can be hard to know how best to talk with young kids about topics like sperm donors, adoption, or why some kids have 2 dads, some have 1, and some have none! Many of us believe that it's better to be open about this stuff right from the beginning, rather than having the child "find out" as a teen or adult. How to begin? Try this book! In a simple, straightforward manner, The Flexible Facts of Life combines information with stories to create a terrific resource for young kids, and is appropriate for kids aged 2-8. This book offers some unique features... 1. Focus on storytelling On a hand-painted rainbow of pages, readers are introduced to children with diverse family structures through simple stories about daily life. Young readers can easily relate to topics like sand castles, halloween costumes, and making breakfast! 2. Visual representations Gives kids an illustrated, age-appropriate understanding of concepts like sperm/egg donation, surrogacy, adoption, divorce, fostering, etc. 3. Gender-neutral discussion of biology For example, "Some bodies make teeny tiny sperm, and some bodies make teeny tiny eggs..." Early childhood is the perfect time to help kids to understand and celebrate their own origins. It's also a great time to teach kids to be respectful of other families with diverse structures. Enjoy reading The Flexible Facts of Life with the children in your life! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Facts-Life-Information-Celebrating/dp/1979869480

Monday, December 25, 2017

How We Made You By Mummy & Mama (LGBT Parenting)

How We Made You By Mummy & Mama (LGBT Parenting) 
written and illus. by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017. 
40 p. : col. ill. 
Summary: This is the story of how Mummy and Mama made a baby. It is aimed at lower primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two women might have a baby together. In this edition of the book we look at how Mummy and Mama made a baby using home insemination. This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Made-Mummy-Mama-LGBT-Parenting-ebook/dp/B076NVBNGL/

Pourquoi tu as 2 mamans?

Pourquoi tu as 2 mamans? 
by Nathalie Sizaret 
illus. by Daphné Dejay 
Language: French 
28 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN: Le Monde de Gritie, 2017. 
Summary: Deux femmes se rencontrent, s’aiment et désirent devenir parents. Aujourd’hui, elles sont mamans de cet enfant né du fruit de leur amour et d’un don extraordinaire. 
Available: http://www.le-monde-de-gritie.com/albums-jeunesse-naissance/4-pourquoi-tu-as-2-mamans-.html

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The 2 boys Who Wanted to Become Daddies

The 2 boys Who Wanted to Become Daddies 
by Pascal Kerbel 
illus. by Noh A. 
Languages: English and French 
Self-published, 2017. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: "The best way to explain surrogacy to children." 
Available: https://www.gayparentsbooks.com/

For Mommy So Loved You

For Mommy So Loved You 
by Leigh James 
illus. by Embla Granqvist 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2017. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1981394265 ; 9781981394265 
Summary: For Mommy So Loved You is a heartfelt story about a single woman creating her family through in-vitro fertilization and an anonymous donor. This book illustrates the process in a delightful way that both children and adults will enjoy. For Mommy So Loved You will help familiarize your child with their conception story and they will love to hear how they came to be! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1981394265/

Sunday, December 17, 2017

I've Got Dibs!: A Donor Sibling Story

I've Got Dibs!: A Donor Sibling Story 
by Amy Dorfman 
illus. by Darren Goldman 
Language: English 
With an X Press, 2017. 
32 p: col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692981160 ; 9780692981160 
Summary: I've Got Dibs! is the story of a mother introducing the concept of donor siblings to her donor conceived daughter. It focuses on the special connection a donor-conceived child has with other children conceived using the same donor. I've Got Dibs! is a great way to start a conversation about donor siblings with your children, their friends, as well as the adults in your life who may be struggling to understand the concept of these relationships. By sharing this book with her own child the author has helped her daughter respond to questions about her own donor siblings and more importantly understand and appreciate her own unique donor family. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Ive-Got-Dibs-Donor-Sibling/dp/0692981160

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Un tout petit petit cadeau de vie : une histoire de don d'ovule

Un tout petit petit cadeau de vie : une histoire de don d'ovule 
by Carmen Martinez Jover 
illus. by Rosemary Martinez 
Language: French 
Carmen Martinez Jover, 2017.
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 6072906230 ; 9786072906235 
Summary: 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/6072906230

Un tout petit petit cadeau de vie : une histoire de don d'ovule pour garçon

Un tout petit petit cadeau de vie : une histoire de don d'ovule pour garçon 
by Carmen Martinez Jover
illus. by Rosemary Martinez 
Language: French 
Carmen Martinez Jover, 2017. 
p. : cm. 
ISBN: 6072906222 ; 9786072906228 
Summary: 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/6072906222/

Friday, August 4, 2017

אמא בטן, אמא לב

אמא בטן, אמא לב 
by Lee Reuveni Bar David
illustrated by Mike Goldberg and Tehila Meyer 
Language: Hebrew
Tel Aviv: Yuval Publishing, 2015.
Summary: תיאור: "אמא בטן אמא לב" הוא הספר העברי הראשון העוסק בשאלה איך מגיעים ילדים לעולם במשפחה של שתי נשים. את הספר כתבה לי ראובני בר דוד, והוא מסופר מנקודת מבטו של עיליי, ילד בן 5 שנולד לבית עם שתי אמהות. לי ראובני בר דוד מצליחה להמחיש באופן מאיר עיניים את האופן בו ילד קטן מבין ומפנים כיצד נולדה הזוגיות של אמהותיו וכיצד הוא בא לעולם בעקבותיה. בעיניו של ילד בן 5, אהבה היא אהבה שאינה תלויה במגדר, שיש בה את כל המרכיבים האנושיים שכולנו זקוקים להם, ושהיא בסיס נפלא לבית חם, מטפח, יצירתי ופתוח. בעזרת טקסט בהיר וקליט, הורים יכולים להעביר לילדיהם מסרים חשובים של קבלה ופתיחות אמיתית לבחירות בחיים ולמבנה משפחתי מגוון. 
Available: https://www.hamigdalor.co.il/store/books/%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%90-%D7%91%D7%98%D7%9F-%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%90-%D7%9C%D7%91/

Sueños de familias: hijos concebidos por técnicas de reproducción asistida

Sueños de familias: hijos concebidos por técnicas de reproducción asistida 
by Marianela Casanova 
illus. by Bellina et al.
Language: Spanish 
Cien Lunas Editorial, 2016.
Available: http://www.idea.me/proyecto/45450/suenos-de-familias

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wo ist Karlas papa?

Wo ist Karlas papa? 
by Pia Olsen and Karla Elena Olsen 
illustrated by Ina Korneliussen 
Language: German 
Denmark : Pia Olsen, 2017. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: Karla hat keinen Papa. Sie wurde mit der Hilfe eines Samenspenders geboren - das hat ihre Mama ihr erzählt. Karla versteht zwar nicht ganz, was ein Samenspender ist, aber er muss ein lieber Mensch sein, weil er Mama und Karla geholfen hat, zusammen zu sein. Und deshalb können auch Karla, Oma und Opa zusammen sein. Der Samenspender kann Karla aber nicht dabei helfen, einen Papa zu bekommen. Das ist aber kein großes Problem für Karla, weil sie damit beschäftigt ist, mit all ihren Freundinnen und Freunden zu spielen. 
Available: https://www.amazon.de/Wo-ist-Karlas-Papa-Karla-B%C3%BCcher/dp/3961112282

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

L'arc en ciel des familles

L'arc en ciel des familles 
written and illustrated by Muriel Douru 
Language: French 
Dunkerque : Ailes sur un tracteur, 2014. 
1 vol. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9791090286153 
Summary: L'arc en ciel des familles propose une galerie de portraits de familles, croquées dans leur quotidien, avec les mots de la réalité pour expliquer comment elles se sont construites, ce qu'elles aiment, ce qui fait leur différence et leur quotidien. À la fin, toutes les familles se retrouvent devant l'école qui célèbre leur diversité. Chaque enfant sera également amené à dessiner son propre arbre généalogique, selon ce qu'il vit et non les modèles imposés. Lorsqu'on explique aux enfants comment on fait les bébés, on leur ment ! Et « nous », « on ne ment pas aux enfants » ! Ou plutôt, on ne veut plus leur mentir, parce qu'il existe tellement de manière de « faire famille », qu'on peut très bien leur expliquer d'où ils viennent VRAIMENT dès le plus jeune âge. C'est-à-dire pas dans des choux et des roses. Enfin, si l'on considère cette flore comme des stéréotypes sexistes : si l'on les imagine comme des métaphores de la PMA et de la GPA, que la cigogne est une mère porteuse, que l'on parle d'adoption et de familles recomposées, variées, diverses dans toutes leurs dimensions (origines sociales, ethniques, de procréation, de couples, de structure familiale...). Sans nier les familles majoritairement hétérosexuelles, nos enfants s'inscrivent dans une société plurielle, un arc-en-ciel de vies, d'origines et d'expériences. Ce livre explique sans détour leurs parcours, les inclut et les rassemble... Le livre ne s'adresse pas uniquement aux familles homoparentales (même si elle en montre toutes les possibilités, elle n'en oublie aucune, là est la différence avec les autres livres pour enfants), mais bien à tous les enfants qui, dans leur école ou famille élargie, ont connaissance de la réalité des différentes formes de « faire famille. 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/Larc-ciel-familles-Muriel-Douru/dp/B00N0YJU6S/

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tenemos dos mamás

Tenemos dos mamás 
by Violeta Morales Luelmo 
illus. by Jara Morales Luelmo
Language: Spanish 
[S.l] : Crececuentos, 2013. 
28 p. : il.col. ; 19x19 cm. 
ISBN: 9788461622764 ; 8461622766 
Summary: Los mellizos son los únicos niños del cole que tienen dos mamás. Los demás les hacen muchas preguntas acerca de esto, pero ellos tienen muy claras las respuestas. Su familia es diferente, pero sus vidas son tan normales y felices como las de cualquier niño o niña de su clase. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Pea That Was Me: Volume 8: A Single Mom's Egg and Sperm Donation Story

The Pea That Was Me: Volume 8: A Single Mom's Egg and Sperm Donation Story 
written and illustrated by Kimberly Kluger-Bell
Language: English
CreateSpace, 2017. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1545051836 ; 9781545051832 
Summary: The Pea That Was Me (Volume 8) is a charming introduction to sperm and egg donation for children of single moms by choice (age 3 and up). Whimsical drawings explain the simplified facts of conception, emphasizing how much the child was wanted and how many people helped to bring them to life! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Pea-That-Was-Me-Donation/dp/1545051836/

Tad the Squirrel

Tad the Squirrel 
by Matthew Chatterton 
illus. by Breanna Stenger 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1530518342 ; 9781530518340 
Summary: After battling infertility for years and discovering cancer was the cause, the dream of having children would only be possible with a third party donor for the Chattertons. This is the case for many families and that's the origin of this children's book. Tad the Squirrel helps to simply explain that there are many ways families come to be, and parent/child connections are more than just skin deep. It's a story of realizing differences but also seeing that "family" is more than just DNA. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Tad-Squirrel-Matthew-Chatterton/dp/1530518342

Hattie Peck: The Journey Home

Hattie Peck: The Journey Home 
written and illustrated by Emma Levey 
Language: English 
Sky Pony Press, 2017. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1510713905 ; 9781510713901 
Summary: Hattie Peck adores eggs of all kinds. However, she cannot make any of her own. No worries—Hattie has collected eggs from all over the world, hatched them, and raised her blended family of cockatoos, storks, owls, anything from an egg—even reptiles. But now it’s time. They all need to leave her big loving nest. So off the flock goes, on their biggest—and saddest—adventure. Even though, in her heart, Hattie knows it’s best. A poignant story about family and differences, making hard decisions, letting go and inclusion. It’s not all sad, though, due to a nice twist ending as in the first book. Bright colorful and lively illustrations and lots of information about egg-bearing animals round out the story. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Hattie-Peck-Journey-Emma-Levey/dp/1510713905

The Magic of a Dream

The Magic of a Dream 
written and illustrated by Faye Wills 
Language: English 
Crystal Publishing, 2017. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1942624239 ; 9781942624233 
Summary: Where Do I Come From? When your child asks that inevitable question, you now have the answer for the Ivf child. This touching bedtime story,written by a mom who's been there, done that, is one you can read over and over again. Come snuggle up with me. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Dream-Faye-Wills/dp/1942624239

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Scarlett's Story: A Tale About Embryo Donation

Scarlett's Story: A Tale About Embryo Donation 
by Linda Stamm 
illus. by Joan Clipp 
Language: English 
Graphite Press, 2017. 
20 p. ; col. ill. : cm. 
ISBN: 1938313178 ; 9781938313172
Summary: Scarlett’s mom tells her the wonderfully unique story of how she came into being through embryo donation. Along the way, Scarlett hears about the challenges her mom and dad faced in trying to have a baby, as well as the ultimate good news of her birth into a warm and loving family. This vividly illustrated children’s book is a perfect way for kids to learn about their distinctive beginnings. It’s great reading for children of all ages, but written for children ages 5–10. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Scarletts-Story-About-Embryo-Donation/dp/1938313178/

The Flowers' Missing Piece

The Flowers' Missing Piece 
by Kari Boeckermann 
illus. by Tina Green 
Language: English 
Blurb, 2017. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1389850862 ; 9781389850868 
Summary: A book for young children to assist in explaining creating a family through the use of donor egg or sperm. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1389850862/

Making Violet: A Sperm Donor Story

Making Violet: A Sperm Donor Story 
written and illustrated by Erin DeVore 
Language: English
CreateSpace, 2017. 
24 p. ; col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1546353828 ; 9781546353829 
Summary: Violet and Mommy discuss the way Violet was created using the help of a sperm donor, through the metaphor of mixing paints like red and blue to make purple. As the mother of a child conceived via sperm donor, I found that there weren't simple children's books to explain our unique family story the way there were for adoption and other alternative family creation methods. This story is the honest and simple telling that I've used with my own children and I hope helps your family share and learn too. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Violet-Sperm-Donor-Story/dp/1546353828/

Building My Family: A Story of Egg Donation and Surrogacy

Building My Family: A Story of Egg Donation and Surrogacy
by Carrie Eichberg 
illustrated by Elizabeth Parkinson 
Language: English 
BookBaby, 2017.
col. il. ; 26 p. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1543901611 ; 9781543901610 
Summary: Written by a reproductive psychologist, this book is for children conceived through egg donation and surrogacy. It serves as tool to help parents talk about the special way their child came into their lives. With pride and honesty, a young boy explains in child friendly terms how his parents used assisted reproductive techniques to build his family. The goal of the book is to get parents talking openly and honestly to their children about their unique conception story. Based on the theme that relationships are more important in families than genetic connection, this book opens the door for parents to have their own forthright discussions with their children. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Building-My-Family-Donation-Surrogacy/dp/1543901611/

Spectacular You: An IVF Love Story

Spectacular You: An IVF Love Story 
by Kate Pache 
illustrated by Gina Song
Language: English
Authorhouse, 2017. 
col. ill. ; p. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1524695610 ; 9781524695613 
Summary: Spectacular You: An IVF Love Story is a wonderfully crafted book that lovingly explains in vitro fertilization (IVF) to children through the eyes of the parents. It explains to children the magic of their unconventional conception and the overall desire the parents had to bring that child into their lives. Beautifully illustrated and tenderly written, this story is a must for any child who was conceived through IVF. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Spectacular-You-Ivf-Love-Story/dp/1524695610/

The Sweetest Blessing: A Story of a Couple Conceiving Via Donor Insemination

The Sweetest Blessing: A Story of a Couple Conceiving Via Donor Insemination 
written and illustrated by Elaina Leigh 
Language: English 
Elaina Leigh, 2017. 
Summary: Explaining to a child how he or she was created with the help of a donor is not easy. Not only is it hard to explain, but it is quite difficult for a little one to comprehend. A picture book that tells the story can help tremendously. The Sweetest Blessing was written for the express purpose of helping parents explain in a loving manner, with simple terms, how and why a sperm donor was needed to help them conceive. In this book, no official medical language other than "egg" is used, although a picture of sperm moving toward an egg and others of a fetus in various stages of growth are included. Sperm is referred to as "seeds," and the sperm donor is called a "donor." 
Available: https://elainaleigh.com/

Dream Come True: The Story of a Single Woman Conceiving via Donor Insemination

Dream Come True: The Story of a Single Woman Conceiving via Donor Insemination 
written and illustrated by Elaina Leigh 
Language: English 
Elaina Leigh, 2017. 
Summary: Explaining to a child how he or she was created with the help of a donor is not easy. Not only is it hard to explain, but it is quite difficult for a little one to comprehend. A picture book that tells the story can help tremendously. Dream Come True was written for the express purpose of helping single mothers explain in a loving manner, with simple terms, how and why sperm donors were needed to help them conceive. In this book, no official medical language other than "egg" is used, although a picture of sperm moving toward an egg and others of a fetus in various stages of growth are included. Sperm is referred to as "seeds," and the sperm donor is called a "donor." 
Available: https://elainaleigh.com/

Monday, April 17, 2017

Meeting my brother

Meeting my brother 
by Jennifer L. Dukoff 
illus. by Charles Berton 
Language: English 
Jennifer L. Dukoff, 2017. 
24 p : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692874038 ; 9780692874035 
Summary: Meeting My Brother is a heartwarming, one of a kind children's book about donor conceived siblings meeting and becoming family. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692874038/ref=sr_1_2