Sunday, October 17, 2021

When you came into our lives

When you came into our lives 
by Tracey Lawrence and Kerry Hearsey
illus. by Sean Webster 
Language: English 
Nielson, 2021. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1913409430 ; 9781913409432
Summary: Join Mum and Mama as they explain about their IVF journey and the birth of the most special part of their lives...you! 

When you came into my life

When you came into my life 
by Tracey Lawrence and Kerry Hearsey
 illus. by Sean Webster 
Language: English 
Nielson, 2021. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1913409422 ; 9781913409425
Summary: Join Mum as she explains about her IVF journey and the birth of the most special part of her life...you! 

How Nova Got The Star in Her Eye

How Nova Got The Star in Her Eye 
by Eve Horne and Lucy Telfer 
illus. by Chuileng Muivah 
Language: English 
England: Monster Publishing Limited, 2021. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1919606459 ; 9781919606453
Summary: Lucy and Eve wanted to share their story to support parents and help educate and raise awareness for interracial, same-sex parents. The book is an informative but fun story of how two same-sex parents have a baby. Lucy and Eve are passionate about reading, normalizing diversity and believe that this book can help educate ALL families and help young children embrace diversity. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Journey to You: An Egg Donation Story

The Journey to You: An Egg Donation Story 
by Natalie Hart 
illus. by Jess Bircham 
Language: English 
Australia: Natalie Hart 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
Summary: A beautifully illustrated children’s book about donor conception, using rhyme to explain this in a fun & easy way for your kids!

You Came From My Heart

You Came From My Heart 
by Brenlee Coates 
illus. by Roberta Landreth 
Language: English 
Canada: Friesen Press, 2021. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1039121543 ; 9781039121546
Summary: When people ask, you can tell them: you're from your momma's tummy, but you came from both our hearts. Where do babies come from? The answer is a little different for families with two moms. This book follows the story of a little one's life from where she started - her mommas' hearts. Through adventures, friendship and love, her parents learned a bigger way to think about family - and we think all readers will end up feeling the same. 

The Making of You: A Donation Story

The Making of You: A Donation Story 
by Polly Purple 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
41 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798731345163 
Summary: You’ve been through a lot. I know because I went through a lot. When tough events have come upon me in life, I have always found insight and comfort in the pages of a book. I made this book because I wanted to celebrate the generosity, teamwork, and love that brought my kids into being. I wanted to make a book that felt beautiful and even a touch magical. I hope you find some sense of these qualities in these pages. Warm wishes to you and your beautiful family, Xx Polly. Talking to our children about their donor-assisted conception is proven to be key in their acceptance and understanding of how they came to be. Here is a book that brings joy and celebration to the assisted conception process while sparking conversation to help your child understand their own unique story. Reading this with your family will: Give a light voice to your heavy experiences, Create a sense of joy through the softly colored and charming illustrations, Normalise the many ways a family can look, Combine infertility with the broader picture of baby-making such as family composition, sex, and birth, Give you space to elaborate on your story as you see fit. Help your child to understand their story is special and private. This book is focused on medically assisted procedures involving donated sperm and eggs. Surrogacy is not covered in this version. 

The Wonderful Way You Were Made

The Wonderful Way You Were Made 
by Barbie Termini 
illus. by Samantha Cucci 
Language: English 
Barbie Termini, 2021. 
20 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578887037 ; 9780578887036
Summary: The Wonderful Way You Were Made is a story about hope, loss and love. Sometimes you need a whole lot of love and a little bit of science. IVF (In vitro Fertilization) can be a scary and taboo subject. This true story is child friendly and gives parents a simple way to talk to their children about the different way a family can be created.

When you came into our lives

When you came into our lives 
by Tracey Lawrence and Kerry Hearsey
illus. by Sean Webster 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798748175708 
Summary: Join Dad and Daddy as they explain about their IVF journey and the birth of the most special part of their lives...you! 

When He Asks (When Children Ask)

When He Asks (When Children Ask) 
by Anna Hall 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798749998788 
Summary: When He Asks celebrates open communication about the heartfelt connection between mother and child. This beautiful picture book was inspired by families who overcame infertility and serves as a wonderful illustration of motherly love for children created both naturally and through medical intervention.

Wish, Miracle, Me!: A Modern Family Love Poem for Donor-Conceived Children

Wish, Miracle, Me!: A Modern Family Love Poem for Donor-Conceived Children 
by Lindsey Coad 
illus. by Kim MacPherson 
Language: English 
Tellwell Talent, 2021. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0228832209 ; 9780228832201
Summary: Follow Harvey as she takes us on her journey of being a donor-conceived person who started as a wish in her solo mama's heart. This artistic teen shares her happy milestones of childhood, including her modern family tree - complete with her donor and donor siblings. How does she thrive in her beautiful life while also holding a tender hope in her heart to one day meet the person who is so perfectly a part of her? Find out how Harvey embraces the story she was born into with a blend of self-love, curiosity, vulnerability, and courage that's as unique as her conception. Wish, Miracle, Me! invites you and your child into an affirming conversation about family, identity, belonging, and resiliency.

For You: An IVF Baby

For You: An IVF Baby 
by Alexandra Zamora 
illus. by Natali Waters 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798749326970 
Summary: "For You" is a great story to help introduce IVF and demonstrates the love of a parent. Families who have conceived via IVF may relate to the many emotions, fears and hope read throughout the story. "For You" includes simple boho nursery style illustrations. 

Die Glockenelfen: Einfühlsame Elfen-Geschichte über unerfüllten Kinderwunsch und Familiengründung

Die Glockenelfen: Einfühlsame Elfen-Geschichte über unerfüllten Kinderwunsch und Familiengründung 
by Gabi Deeg 
illus. by Friedericke Ablang 
Language: German 
Windy Verlag GmbH, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3948417083 ; 9783948417086
Summary: Über Familiengründung sprechen: ein Elfen-Paar und ein unerfüllter Kinderwunsch In einem fernen Land leben die Glockenelfen, die aus Blumenkelchen geboren werden. Auch die Glockenelfe Firella und ihr Mann Amander wünschen sich ein kleines Baby. Deshalb kommen beide in der Abenddämmerung in ihren geheimen Garten, um eine der vielen Glockenblumen-Blüten zum Leuchten zu bringen. Doch das will einfach nicht gelingen und das Elfen-Paar wird immer trauriger. Als ein kleiner Vogel unerwartete Hilfe anbietet, machen sie sich auf einen langen Weg, um eine ungewöhnliche Idee umzusetzen: Eine Blume mit Vogelgesang im Garten einer anderen Glockenelfe zu erleuchten! Einfühlsam und mit vielen Metaphern aus der Elfenwelt erzählt Gabi Deeg im Kinderbuch „Die Glockenelfen“ von den liebevollen Bemühungen eines Paares auf ihrem Weg zum erfüllten Kinderwunsch. - Thema „Kinderwunsch“ feinfühlig und poetisch verpackt als Elfengeschichte - Künstliche Befruchtung & Co: Einfühlsam über Familienformen und ihre Entstehung sprechen - Liebe und Mut: Bestärkt darin, niemals aufzugeben, Hilfe anzunehmen und ungewöhnliche Wege auszuprobieren - Elfen und Blumen: mit farbenfrohen Illustrationen von Friederike Ablang - Kreativ erzählte Aufklärungsgeschichte zum Vorlesen für Kinder ab 4 Jahren - Auch für Geschwisterkinder und solche, die bald große Schwester oder Bruder werden Von Blumen, Vögeln & Gesang: ein Aufklärungsbuch als poetische Elfen-Fabel Nicht nur das sensible Thema „Kinderwunsch“ wird in dieser Elfengeschichten bildhaft und altersgerecht erklärt. Auch auf die Frage „Wo komme ich her?“ weiß die Fabel Antwort und geht dabei ganz behutsam auf künstliche Befruchtung, Eizellenspende & Co. ein. So gelingt Eltern in allen Lebenssituationen eine aufgeschlossene und liebevolle Aufklärung!

My Momma Helps Build Families: Teaching Kids About Being a Gestational Carrier

My Momma Helps Build Families: Teaching Kids About Being a Gestational Carrier 
written and illustrated by Felicia Anderson
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798508101589 
Summary: Teaching kids how families can be created. Families are created in so many ways and there are so many ways individuals help. One way is for a woman to use her uterus as a Gestational Carrier, to help another family grow their baby. This isn't always easy to explain to kids. I have found the easiest way for a child to understand this is to say "I'm growing your new friend". I put this together through the experience of being a carrier while raising my 3 small children ages 2-7 years old, who know lovingly talk to their new friend and eagerly awaiting meeting their friend. 

Bella's Family Tree

Bella's Family Tree 
by Tamara Tobias 
illus. by Isabel Klein 
Language: English 
Bella Books, 2021. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578907569 ; 9780578907567
Summary: Bella learns about alternative families and the many ways family units can be formed through adoption, fostering, grand-parenting, same-sex parenting, co-parenting, and those who use egg, sperm, or embryo donation to build their family. Bella runs off the school bus with her new family tree assignment in hand. She's excited to tell everyone how she has a tummy mommy and her adoptive mom. But first, rambunctious Bella wants to play outside and swing on her tree. Due to an oopsie after not listening to her mother, Bella finds herself with some unexpected extra time to work on her project. When Bella and her mother start working together on her family tree, Bella learns all about the different ways families can come together. Some children, like Bella, are adopted, others are raised by their grandparents or foster parents. Some children have two moms, and some have two dads. Some families may need help from a special person who donates eggs, sperm, or embryos. Bella realizes the one thing they all have in common is love. This book offers simple descriptions even the smallest child can understand about the different ways families can come together and the one thing they all have in common is Love. 

Simon and Steven's Special Surprise

Simon and Steven's Special Surprise 
by Sarah Morrish and Kathryn Morrish 
illus. by Kathryn Morrish 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2019. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1693566559; 9781693566554 
Summary: Written by a mother-daughter duo, Simon and Steven's Special Surprise is based on the real-life tale of two male penguins who wanted to have a baby for themselves. Featuring beautiful watercolour illustrations, this book is a simple and accessible way of teaching children all about sharing, community, and equality. Join Simon and Steven as they search for an egg of their own! 

The Pea That Was Me: An Egg and Sperm Donation Story

The Pea That Was Me: An Egg and Sperm Donation Story 
written and illustrated by Kimberly Kluger-Bell 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798502195379 
Summary: Introduce your child to the wonderful way they came into the world with the latest version of The Pea That Was Me: An Egg and Sperm Donation Story--tailor-made for heterosexual couples who used double donation to have their special children. Whimsical and fun, the book emphasizes how much your child was wanted and how grateful you are to the special helper donors who made your dreams come true! 

A Little Pain, A Miracle to Gain: Twins Edition

A Little Pain, A Miracle to Gain: Twins Edition 
by Leonie Tran 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798478648893 
Summary: A children's book about an IVF (in vitro fertilization) journey inspired by the author's own personal journey. The author wrote the original "A Little Pain, A Miracle to Gain" as she was in the middle of her IVF journey prior to getting pregnant. When she found out she was pregnant with twins, she knew she had to make a twins edition for her, her children, and for anyone else who had two miracles instead of one via IVF! 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Our Story

Our Story 
by Snir Heber Knimach 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
31 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798528380940 
Summary: “Our Story” is a book aimed at toddlers and young children. It features two dads explaining to their child how they came to be through surrogacy. It follows the family’s journey, from the parents meeting to the present day. Created by the Colorful Family brand, this is a perfect book for any LGBT family. This book gives an age-appropriate look at the surrogacy process and helps families to normalize this way of parenting. 

The Path to Parenthood: LGBTQ+ Edition

The Path to Parenthood: LGBTQ+ Edition
by Bubly Sparkling Water and Family Equality 
illus. by Wednesday Holmes 
Language: English 
BookBaby, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1098380371 ; 9781098380373
Summary: Take a tour of "The Path To Parenthood": a children's book (for adults) that will show you all the stops LGBTQ+ people have to take on their overly complicated path to parenthood. 

Mommy's Oven

Mommy's Oven 
by Brandi Pearce 
illus. by Nazar Horokhivskyi 
Language: English 
Mascot Books, 2021. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1645434958 ; 9781645434955 
Summary: In this true story, young August learns about how he will get a new little brother. He learns of how his little brother will grow in someone else's tummy, not his mommy's. Will he look like Augie? Will he grow for too long? Will Augie get to take his little brother home once he is born? 

We Prayed for a Baby as Special as You!: A book for Christian IVF Parents

We Prayed for a Baby as Special as You!: A book for Christian IVF Parents 
written and illustrated by Tara Bushby
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
29 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798530342974 
Summary: We prayed for a baby as special as you. We asked the Lord to make our wish true. Though time went by our dream didn’t fade. We asked for His help each time that we prayed. 

Handmade With Love: A Solo Mother By Choice Storytelling

Handmade With Love: A Solo Mother By Choice Storytelling 
by Waverly Ash 
illus. by Kylie Cole 
Language: English 
Paladin Publishing, 2021. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798652133443 
Summary: Handmade With Love is a solo mother by choice storytelling. It is a fun, sweet, rhyming tale of love, science, and family told from a child’s perspective.“Mummy, when do I get a daddy?” I ask, one bright and sunny day. Mummy smiles at me takes my hand and goes on to say. Join Luna and Freya as they discover what it means to be Handmade With Love. 

Brothers Born a Month Apart: A Surrogacy Story

Brothers Born a Month Apart: A Surrogacy Story 
by Lisa Pontzious 
Language: English 
Fulton Books, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1637107668 ; 9781637107669 
Summary: When teaching a child about where babies come from, it is daunting in itself, but when a gestational carrier is used, the complexity of the topic is overwhelming. This book is intended to help open up the conversation with children born through surrogacy: the heartache, the joy, the selflessness of the surrogate, and the love the parents have for their children. Explore the true story of how Gavin and Logan, brothers born a month apart, came into this world. 

A Tiny Human is Growing

A Tiny Human is Growing 
written and illustrated by Khrysty McWhorter 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798541129205 
Summary: An inclusive book about pregnancy and childbirth, A Tiny Human is Growing touches on the different ways babies can be made, how they grow, and how they enter the world. 

Ma famille, la GPA et moi

Ma famille, la GPA et moi 
by Fiorella Mennesson
illus. by Éléna Cerisier 
Language: French 
Paris : Fauves éditions, DL 2020. 
1 vol. (38 p.) : tout illustré en couleur. ; 21 X 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9791030203677 
Summary: "Ce livre, avant tout pédagogique, explique la GPA aux enfants, mais aussi aux adultes à travers des illustrations et le regard porté par une enfant née par GPA, Fiorella Mennesson. Cette histoire est bien sûr la sienne, mais aussi celle de centaines d'autres enfants nés comme elle. Elle ressemble à toutes les autres, faites avant tout d'amour et de confiance... Ce livre a été réalisé pour l'association C.L.A.R.A. créée en 2006 par ses parents, qui regroupe 2000 adhérents, une cinquantaine d'experts et plus de 1500 enfants nés par GPA. Ils ont ouvert la voie à la jurisprudence française et européenne sur la reconnaissance des droits des enfants nés par GPA à l'étranger. 

Daddy, What Is An Embryo?: A Tale of Egg Donation

Daddy, What Is An Embryo?: A Tale of Egg Donation 
by J. D. Quarles 
illus. by QBN Studios 
Language: English 
J44 LLC, 2021. 
50 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578921731 ; 9780578921730
Summary: When Ruthie discovers frog eggs in their pond, her father finds the perfect moment to tell her the story of how she was conceived with the help of an egg donor, and how this amazing process helped bring her parents' dreams to life. An easy-to-read story written to help children born via egg donation begin to understand the reasons, decisions, and love behind bringing them into the world through such a unique process. This book is designed to be read to your child(ren) to facilitate the discussion of the egg donor process by using simple, relatable dialogue and situations. Read periodically throughout childhood, our books allow discussions to naturally advance as your child's intellect and comprehension continue to develop. 

An Egg-Stra Special Family

An Egg-Stra Special Family 
by Kathryn Dotterweich 
illus. by Cassia Rand 
Language: English 
National Pre-Medical Association, 2021. 
22 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1733990623 ; 9781733990622
Summary: An Egg-Stra Special Family is a delightfully simple story about egg donation and the arrival of a baby. Robin and Robert are two birds who have always wanted children. They are unable to conceive with Robin's eggs so they use eggs from an "egg donor." This book is intended to explain to young donor-conceived children how egg donation works in a non-scientific, cute, and fun way! 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Baby, Where Are You?

 

Baby, Where Are You? 
by Aimee Spiller 
Language: English 
MaddyCakes Publishing, LLC, 2021. 
10 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: A journey like no other...how far will you go to get your little one? Join Mommy and Poppy bird as they travel high, low, and everywhere in between to build their family. A great read for the littles, and wonderful gift for parents who created their family through adoption or fertility treatments, 'Baby, Where Are You?', is a tale of perseverance and reflects on the unbreakable hope and love for family.

Whirlwinds to Rainbow: The Story of Us

 

Whirlwinds to Rainbow: The Story of Us 
by Mark Morrison 
illus. by Michael Briones 
Language: English 
Bombproof Family, 2020.
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578733854 ; 9780578733852
Summary: A triumphant tale of resolve and hope. This book is an uplifting story that sheds light on the sometimes long and difficult road to creating a family. Written through an eternally grateful father's eyes, Whirlwinds to Rainbow: The Story of Us, celebrates the women who have fought or continue to fight the storms of infertility, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy struggles. The story is an emotional, yet empowering tale that paints a heroic portrait of how the "Rainbow Baby" came to exist and focuses on the fact that a mother's resolve is the most powerful force on the planet. Children will love the exciting and colorful warriors, ninjas, dragons, storms, and rainbows, while parents will relive the emotional experience of realizing that hope is alive and well! 

Prinsesse Petra og prinsesseslangen : jagten på babydukkens forældre

 

Prinsesse Petra og prinsesseslangen : jagten på babydukkens forældre 
by Louise Dalskov Helbo Jul 
illus. by Xenia Eline Bjerrum 
Language: Danish 
Kbh. : BoD, 2020. 
35 sider : alle ill. i farver 
ISBN: 9788743027850 ; 8743027857 
Summary: En tidlig morgen finder Prinsesse Petra en ensom babydukke i sofaen. Hun er sikker på, at den savner sine forældre, og sammen med Prinsesseslangen tager hun ud på en lang tur for at finde dem. Undervejs i deres søgen møder de flere forskellige væsner, der alle lærer prinsesserne om forskellige måder at blive til på. Kom babydukken mon ud af et æg? Lå den i maven på sin mor? Var den engang et frø, der blæste i vinden? Og hvor er dens forældre dog henne nu? Løsningen på gåden om babydukkens forældre viser sig at være ganske anderledes, end prinsesserne troede. Bogen her er en tilblivelsesfortælling, som gør os klogere på både mælkebøttefrø, haletudser, slangeæg, gravide maver, sædceller, ægceller, sæddonation og dukkefabrikker. Vigtigst af alt handler bogen om, at forældreskab kan være mange forskellige ting, når bare kærligheden er til stede. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Creating Me!

 

Creating Me! 
by Lynn Polin and Drew Polin  
illus. by Mike Goldstein 
Language: English 
Bowkers, 2021. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1735642010 ; 9781735642017 
Summary: Family-building is hard. Answering a child’s question of “How was I made?” after undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) is even harder. My family-building story has been a 6-year journey consisting of 10 in-vitro fertilization cycles. When my 4-year-old daughter asked, “Mommy, how was I made?” I wasn’t prepared to break down the complexity of the truth into simplified language. That’s how this all came to be. "Creating Me" is a customizable children’s book series for parents to explain conception through assisted reproductive technology (ART). With a balance of scientific and kid-friendly language, this personalized text is a beautiful way for any family to be able to share their conception story with their child(ren). 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Die Glockenelfen

 

Die Glockenelfen 
by Gabi Deeg 
illus. by Friederike Ablang 
Language: German 
Windy Verlag GmbH, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3948417083 ; 9783948417086
Summary: In einem Land, das fern und nah, erdacht und echt ist, leben Glockenelfen. Das Elfen-Paar Firella und Amander wünscht sich sehnlich ein Baby – doch es klappt nicht, so sehr sie es auch versuchen. Die Zeit vergeht, ohne dass die Blüten in Firellas Garten zu leuchten beginnen und ihren Wunsch erfüllen. Als ein kleiner Vogel unerwartete Hilfe anbietet, machen sich die beiden Glockenelfen auf einen langen Weg. Eine poetische Elfengeschichte oder eine Fabel für Kinder, die auf ungewöhnliche Weise in diese Welt getreten sind? „Die Glockenelfen“ ist beides. Sie zeigt, wie ein Glockenelfenpärchen einen neuen Weg geht, um endlich Eltern zu werden. Mit Liebe, Mut und Beharrlichkeit. 

Die Geschichte von Herrn und Frau Igel: Einfühlsames Bilderbuch über unerfüllten Kinderwunsch & Identität

 

Die Geschichte von Herrn und Frau Igel: Einfühlsames Bilderbuch über unerfüllten Kinderwunsch & Identität 
by Michaela Rosenbaum 
illus. by Claudia Fries 
Language: German 
Windy Verlag GmbH, 2020. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3948417164 ; 9783948417161
Summary: Eine Tier-Fabel für Kinder, die sensibilisiert: Bleib dir selbst treu! Herr und Frau Igel haben sich lieb und wünschen sich ein klitzekleines Igel-Baby. Doch Frau Igel wird einfach nicht schwanger. Sie fragen die Tiere des Waldes: die Kaninchen mit ihren zahlreichen kleinen Langohren, die Wildschweine mit ihren vielen Frischlingen und zuletzt die schlaue Eule. Aber all die gut gemeinten Ratschläge helfen dem Igel-Paar nicht weiter. Als sie sich schließlich auf das besinnen, was Igel gerne tun, hat das Warten endlich ein Ende ... Einfühlsam und mit einem Augenzwinkern erzählt Michaela Rosenbaum in ihrem Kinderbuch „Die Geschichte von Herrn und Frau Igel“ die Odyssee eines Paares auf ihrem Weg zum erfüllten Kinderwunsch. Witzig und kindgerecht erklärt: Nicht jeder Ratschlag passt zu dir! Ob Möhren essen, sich im Schlamm suhlen oder nachts auf einem Ast sitzen: Manchmal ist es schwierig, ein Kind zu bekommen, auch wenn man die Tipps anderer befolgt. Doch jeder muss einen eigenen Weg zum Glück finden. Sich verbiegen und gegen seine Natur handeln, helfen nicht. Das sensible Thema „Kinderwunsch“ wird in dieser Tier-Fabel leicht und kindgerecht erklärt. Darüber hinaus werden zwei wichtige Botschaften vermittelt: „Jeder ist anders.“ und „Bleib dir selbst treu.“! Thema „Kinderwunsch“ - lustig verpackt als Bilderbuch zum Vorlesen für Kinder ab 4 Jahren Man muss nicht immer Ratschläge anderer befolgen: eine Tier-Fabel mit dem Fokus auf Selbsttreue Erwachsene verstehen: Warum Mama und Papa traurig sind, dass es mit dem Geschwisterchen nicht klappt Verkürzt die Wartezeit aufs Baby: Einfühlsam und kreativ erzählte Aufklärungsgeschichte für Geschwisterkinder und solche, die es werden wollen. 

Ich bin ein Kinderwunsch-Wunschkind: Ein Erzähl- und Erklärbuch für Kinder

 

Ich bin ein Kinderwunsch-Wunschkind: Ein Erzähl- und Erklärbuch für Kinder 
by Ruthild Schulze 
illus. by Constanze Guhr 
Language: German 
Stadelmann Verlag, 2020. 
84 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 3943793834 ; 9783943793833 
Summary: Jann ist 8 Jahre alt und geht in die 2. Klasse. Eines Tages kommt eine Hebamme in seine Schule und erzählt den Kindern von ihrer Arbeit. Sie erklärt ihnen, was während einer Schwangerschaft im Körper der Mutter passiert und wie ein Kind geboren wird. Wie ein Baby entsteht, das hat Jann bereits von seinen Eltern erfahren, als er wissen wollte, woher seine kleine Schwester kommt. Dass bei ihm aber alles ganz anders war, erfährt er jetzt, als er seiner Mutter vom Besuch der Hebamme erzählt. Er hört zum ersten Mal Wörter wie Kinderwunsch- Zentrum , Petrischale und Brutschrank . Und freut sich, dass seine Eltern diesen schwierigen Weg gegangen sind, weil sie sich ihn, Jann, so sehr gewünscht haben. 

Nanette's Barrette: Inspired by the True Story of a Family Dream Fulfilled Through Surrogacy

 

Nanette's Barrette: Inspired by the True Story of a Family Dream Fulfilled Through Surrogacy 
by Nathan Chan 
illus. by Catherine Lee 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
29 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798708959867 
Summary: Families come in all forms, shapes and sizes. Nanette's Daddy wanted to be a Parent so badly because he had so much love to give to his little one. Nanette's Barrette is inspired by real-life events / true story of their journey to how they met and how they interact with the world around them, to teach others about how diverse families exist and come together. This children's book demonstrates acceptance and the quest of one parent wanting to meet his beloved child. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Storia di un Bambino al Microscopio

 

Storia di un Bambino al Microscopio 
by Lucia Maroni 
illus. by Anna Formilan 
Language: Italian 
[Italy]: Publistampa, 2020. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9788885726376 
Summary: Questo libro è stato pensato da una mamma per raccontare al proprio bambino com'è nato, attraverso la procreazione medicalmente assistita. Un libro concepito perché altre mamme e papà possano trovare le immagini e le parole per raccontare ai propri bambini "nati al microscopio" un pezzettino della loro storia, con sincerità, tenerezza e rispetto. Età di lettura: da 6 anni. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Pas De Petite Soeur Pour Maélia

 

Pas De Petite Soeur Pour Maélia 
by Nelly Havette 
illus. by Julie Machado 
Language: French 
Independently published, 2019. 
31 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1795284668 ; 9781795284660
Summary: Maélia est une enfant unique, aujourd'hui âgée de 10ans, qui, très tôt, ne comprend pas pourquoi elle n'a ni petite sœur ni petit frère.Ce livre pour enfants raconte le parcours du combattant de ses parents, désireux d'avoir un deuxième enfant.Il n'est pas toujours évident pour des parents d'expliquer à leur enfant des sujets liés à la stérilité, la fertilité, les fécondations in vitro. Ce livre, écrit pour répondre aux questions de Maélia, est plus particulièrement destiné aux enfants âgés de 3 à 8 ans qui ne comprennent pas pourquoi ils n'auront jamais de petite sœur ou petit frère. Il permet aux parents d'expliquer à leur enfant avec des mots simples, doux et justes une situation difficile, aux obstacles souvent nombreux pour mettre au monde naturellement un enfant.Il donne aussi de l'espoir en entrouvrant la porte vers l'adoption. 

Con sinh ra từ trái tim mẹ (You were born from my heart)

 

Con sinh ra từ trái tim mẹ (You were born from my heart) 
by Thị Hồ Điệp Phan 
illus. by Nhật Nam Đỗ 
Language: Vietnamese and English 
 Hà Nội [Vietnam] : Nhà xuất bản Lao Động, Hà Nội [Vietnam] : Thái Hà books, 2020. 2020. © 2019. 
35 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm. 
ISBN: 9786043010008 ; 6043010003 
Summary: Children's story about a kid who is being raised by a single mother. The kid was born from artificial insemination. 

My Daddies, the Princess and the Fairy: Simple words and pictures to explain surrogacy to children

 

My Daddies, the Princess and the Fairy: Simple words and pictures to explain surrogacy to children 
by Yoann Ortega 
illus. by Christelle Ponche 
Language: English 
2021. 
Summary: My Daddies, the Princess, and the Fairy lead children from 3 to 5 years old to understand surrogacy through simple words and illustrations boosting their imagination. The story is told by a young girl born through surrogacy. She explains to her Panda how she was born and how her dads founded her family… all with a lot of love and imagination. Through this story, the notions of homoparentality, family, surrogate, or donor are discussed… A stepping stone to stimulate discussions between parents and children. 

The Magic Egg Book

 

The Magic Egg Book 
by Shauna Nicholson-Kelly 
illus. by Maris June Findling 
Language: English 
Dancing Moon Press, 2021. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1945587598 ; 9781945587597
Summary: On sunny day on Woodpecker Farm, the eggs hatched and the baby chicks tumbled out into the world. But not all of the mama hens had babies of their own. Sometimes it takes kindness and a little bit of magic to make a family. How do you explain to a child that their family may have been created differently than other families but is still just as beautiful? A new children's picture book was created by a mom who asked herself that very question. The Magic Egg Book, by Shauna Nicholson-Kelly, tells the story of a mama hen and a baby chick who find one another other in a special way.

2 Bee Dads

 

2 Bee Dads 
by Kevin D. Knezevic-Maragh 
illus. by Dirk Gunning 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798685634825 
Summary: This is a book to help Gay Dads explain the surrogacy process to their children. The book provides a colorful and simple explanation of how a gay couple can create a family regardless of sexuality to welcome a child into a loving home.

Creating Our Miracle

 

Creating Our Miracle 
by Erin H. Azzopardi 
illus. by Indira Ogunbiyi 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798657552607 
Summary: Written for children who are born through the process of IVF and Sperm Donation. To gain a better understanding of how they are created. 

Auston the Magical Egg

 

Auston the Magical Egg 
by Stephanie Macri and Vince Macri 
illus. by Nicholas Mueller 
Language: English 
Friesen Press, 2021. 
col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1525594451 ; 9781525594458
Summary: When a little boy named Auston notices a bird's nest in his backyard, with a mommy bird and her three little eggs, he is very excited. He watches them for days until the eggs hatch and become little baby birds! It's truly amazing, but he has so many questions! He starts to wonder where he came from. He even wonders if he started out his life as a tiny egg, just like the adorable little birds. He has no idea that his mommy has an amazing story to tell him, about eggs, babies, and doctors who help Mommies and Daddies create them when they can't manage on their own. He learns that his parents needed that kind of help too, and that they needed to work really hard just to have him, after years of trying. Hearing her story, Auston learns how very special he is, and just how loved and wanted he has always been. 

Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey

 

Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey 
by Amanda M. Harden 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798595546416 
Summary: "Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey" tells the story of surrogacy through the eyes of children. Narrated by Eli and Ella, children of a surrogate, this illustrated 32-page book introduces the surrogacy journey. As a first-time surrogate, I wanted to provide my children with books to enhance their experience of the surrogacy journey. Not finding many options available, I decided to write my own book based on my experience. A surrogacy journey affects the entire family, and I loved involving my children in all the steps. "Our Mama's Surrogacy Journey" is tailored for children of surrogates, but is a great resource for all children as it embraces the diversity of families. 

Eve Gets A Sister: A story about egg donation, frozen embryo transfers and the journey to become a family

 

Eve Gets A Sister: A story about egg donation, frozen embryo transfers and the journey to become a family
written and illustrated by Heather L. Genik 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798707279188 
Summary: As a follow up to "How Monkey Bears Are Made", this book addresses adding a sibling through frozen embryo transfer. Heather and Eve travel together to meet the doctors who made Eve. The book also addresses the ups and downs of becoming a big sister. 

How Monkey Bears Are Made: A story about egg donation and the journey to become a family

 

How Monkey Bears Are Made: A story about egg donation and the journey to become a family 
written and illustrated by Heather L. Genik 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2021. 
29 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798706106997 
Summary: After many years of trying to have a baby, Heather Monkey and Murray Bear decide to accept a donation of eggs from Heather's friend Henny. This book tells the story of creating a family through egg donation. It is written in easy to understand language, directed at children of all ages. This book addresses creating embryos using donor eggs, without going into all the gory details, making it ideal for young children. This makes the perfect bedtime story, to tell your children how they came to be, as the story is written in such a way that kids can relate to it. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

My Little Fungi

 

My Little Fungi 
written and illustrated by Tim J. Horton 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
29 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798566609478 
Summary: The whimsical rhyming voice of a Daddy-to-be Mushroom takes us on a guided journey through his vivid imagination as he envisions all of the wonderful learning adventures he is preparing to share with his “little fungi". We experience a glimpse of pain as the years pass showing Mommy and Daddy Mushroom still without their “wee lad or lass.” A quick message of hope follows as Daddy Mushroom introspectively soul-searches for strength and understanding. Finally, we see the long-awaited moment of beauty where Daddy and Mommy’s dream takes form with Baby Mushroom soundly sleeping in front of them and a tear forms in Daddy’s eye. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

For You

 

For You 
by Robbyn Danyluk 
illus. by Marina Hellervik 
Language: English 
Friesen Press, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1525581678 ; 9781525581670 
Summary: For You is a book about what it takes for some parents to finally have a child of their own. Infertility is an all-too-common hurdle that many people must overcome when wishing to grow their family, and reproductive assistance is often needed in order to make their dreams come true. There are not many children's books currently on the market that talk about fertility treatments. Thus, with compassion, honesty, and hope, Robbyn Danyluk-who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to conceive-addresses the difficulties that surround infertility, speaking to both the children created through reproductive technology, as well as to the parents who have gone through or are going through-IVF and other fertilization processes. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Once Upon a Now: The Epic Tale of Assisted Reproduction

 

Once Upon a Now: The Epic Tale of Assisted Reproduction 
Language: English 
[Spain]: 2020. 
p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 29.7cm. 
Summary: There are many different types of family. And many ways of becoming parents. “Once upon a now” narrates the journey that families formed through assisted reproduction go on. 

The Bird Family: An Egg Donation Story

 

The Bird Family: An Egg Donation Story 
by Sofia Bird 
Language: English
2020 
ASIN: B085XLVZ46 
Summary: Mama Bird and Papa Bird wanted to have baby birds, but sometimes our dreams are hard to reach They asked for help from Doctor Owl.