Sunday, July 26, 2020

אַבָּא וְאַבָּא יָצְאוּ לַדֶּרֶךְ

אַבָּא וְאַבָּא יָצְאוּ לַדֶּרֶךְ 
by Dvir Dahan 
illus. by Roi Rahamim 
Language: Hebrew 
[Israel]: 2019. 
p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: 
Available: https://headstart.co.il/project/54805#utm_source=instagram_page_01_12&utm_medium=instagram&utm_campaign=HS_Dvir_Dahan_54805

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Nurturing a Seed: A Story of Surrogacy

Nurturing a Seed: A Story of Surrogacy 
by Mardi Palan 
illus. by Amy Suha Kuttab 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1719582661; 9781719582667 
Summary: Join two children as they discover how a surrogacy is similar to nurturing a seed. This is a story of completing a surrogacy for a family that did not have all the necessary materials to grow their special plant. With the support of the community, it is made possible. This metaphor is also great for preparing future surrogates on their journey. Authored by Mardi Palan who surrogated twins for an Israeli couple, this true story can be found on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and National Public Radio (NPR). This book is also translated into Hebrew, which is read from the back cover to the middle. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1719582661

Different Just Like Us

Different Just Like Us 
by Lexi Layton and Tammi Croteau Keen 
illus. by Eddie Yeung and Joycelyne Guerra
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1973887460 ; 9781973887461
Summary: “If love is what makes us different, then I hope everyone can be different, just like us.”Nine-year-old Lexi shares the story of her very special family and how it came to be. It might not look just like yours, but it’s full of fun and love. Lexi hopes all children can be kind to one another, no matter what their families look like on the outside. A portion of proceeds from sales will benefit Carrollwood Day School. Five-star review from Readers' Favorite for Different Just Like Us: Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited bythe BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies. Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite: "Let's get to know Lexi and her family in the storybook Different Just Like Us by Lexi Layton with Tammi Croteau Keen. She has a dog, Teddy, and a puppy, Toby, who are half-siblings because they have the same dad. Lexi loves dogs and she loves to bake. She has her own business which is making treats for dogs. Sometimes she spends the money she gets from selling the dog treats and sometimes she saves it. Her family also helps her in making the treats and selling them. They have fun together and they all love music. Every family is different and Lexi is proud of her family. She has two moms and she loves both of them. Her older brother Logan is strong and healthy and he likes to work out. Lexi's favorite story is the one about how she was created. Lexi is happy with her life and the way things are. Her life is filled with love and she doesn't want to change anything. The book tackles the concept of donor children from a child's perspective and teaches children to love each other irrespective of what their families are. The story is about kindness and acceptance and the illustrations bring the concept and the characters alive for young readers. It is a good story to read out to children in classrooms to encourage them to be kind to each other, no matter what their background is. Every family is different and it is important to accept people for what they are and celebrate them. Stories like this are wonderful for children because it makes it easy for them to understand the concept in an interesting way without sounding complicated and difficult."You can learn more about Lexi Layton with Tammi Croteau Keen and "Different Just Like Us" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/different-just-like-us where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1973887460

Friday, July 17, 2020

When a Dibling is Born

When a Dibling is Born 
by Melissa Lavi 
illus. by Ela Ward
Language: English 
Melissa Jane Lavi, 2020. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9887404454 ; 9789887404453 
Summary: There is always a rush of joy 'when a child is born'. Welcoming new life and new beginnings, with endless opportunities ahead. As the world becomes more accepting and more diverse, it is particularly special, when a dibling is born. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9887404454

Thursday, July 16, 2020

È da una fiaba che tutti arriviamo

È da una fiaba che tutti arriviamo 
by Emma Fenu 
illus. by S. Mandrici 
Language: Italian 
Milena Edizioni, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 8885459161 ; 9788885459168 
Summary: "È da una fiaba che tutti arriviamo" è una raccolta illustrata di filastrocche, dedicate ai bambini dai due ai cinque anni. Tratta del concepimento naturale, della fecondazione assistita, omologa e eterologa, e dell'adozione. Rispondere alla domanda sull'origine posta dai nostri bambini di tre, quattro, cinque anni richiede una buona dose di creatività per dire la verità attraverso la metafora, con la poesia, con immagini non edulcorate o fasulle, ma comprensibili per la mente dei piccoli che è essa stessa un luogo magico. 
Available: https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/8885459161

From Your First Heartbeat: A Love Story for My IVF Babies

From Your First Heartbeat: A Love Story for My IVF Babies 
written and illustrated by Tara Bushby 
Language: English 
Friesen Press, 2020. 
20 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1525565877 ; 9781525565878 
Summary: Sometimes babies come into a family in the old-fashioned way, but sometimes parents need to try extra hard to have a baby and have to go to a doctor for help. But mommies and daddies don't mind taking a few extra steps if it means their dream of having a baby can come true! Written in beautiful, heartfelt simple verse, From Your First Heartbeat is a love story for all children born through IVF to help them understand how much their parents wanted them and how special they truly are. This book is a must-read for all IVF families and a beautiful reassurance for their children that regardless of which path their parents took- with a doctor, donor, or surrogate-they are loved and cherished... 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Your-First-Heartbeat-Story-Babies/dp/1525565877

Friday, July 10, 2020

A Cub Come True: An IVF Story

A Cub Come True: An IVF Story 
by Dr. Eduardo Hariton and Dr. Pietro Bortoletto
Language: English 
Bowker, 2020. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1735369306 ; 9781735369303
Summary: Starting a family isn’t always straightforward, and many families today are started with the help of fertility specialists. Nonetheless, it can be sometimes be challenging for parents to share this part of their journey with their children. A Cub Come True shares the story of Ted and Sue, a panda couple who are having trouble conceiving. A friendly penguin recommends that they go see Dr. Feathers, the Zoo’s fertility doctor. With a little help and a lot of luck, Ted and Sue are able to start their family and their lives are forever changed. A Cub Come True is the perfect children’s tale to introduce young children to the concept of fertility treatment. Using simple analogies and beautiful illustrations, the book is the perfect platform to start the conversation of how they came to be, with a little help from their own Dr. Feathers. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735369306

Little Treasure: Journey to Single Motherhood

Little Treasure: Journey to Single Motherhood 
by Anat Georgy 
illus. by Shahar Leibovich
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798651934089 
Summary: Children's book for single moms. Age level: 4 and up. "Little Treasure" celebrates love, life, and choice. This book will help single parents share their journey to parenthood with their children. Ellie sets off on a journey with the help of friends to find a special treasure, only to discover it was inside her all along. Lovely illustrations tell a story full of hope and love. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Treasure-Journey-Single-Motherhood/dp/B08BDSDM4C

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A Quokka Life: Love Makes a Family

A Quokka Life: Love Makes a Family 
by Jason & Kunal Aronne 
Language: English 
J & K Productions, 2020. 
Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aquokkalife/a-quokka-life-love-makes-family

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Brave Happy Single Mama-A Sperm Donation Story Across Traditional Culture

Brave Happy Single Mama-A Sperm Donation Story Across Traditional Culture 
written and illustrated by Si Yao Shining Li 
Language: Chinese and English 
Si Yao Shining Li, 2020. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 057871633X ; 9780578716336 
Summary: This book has been written and illustrated to convey a story on how a single lady against traditional values bravely through the sperm donation program to become a single mother. It will help us to understand the procedure of sperm donation, and the essential step to be a brave and happily single mother. This will not only be a helpful guide to many single women but also would expect could benefit their child to understand how they came to the world. This book is specially designed as a bilingual version to support the Chinese single women who are preparing/undergoing their reproductive journey in the United States. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Single-Donation-Across-Traditional-Culture/dp/057871633X

Sunday, June 28, 2020

New Life Journey-A Surrogacy Story Across Races, Languages, Cultures, and Religions

New Life Journey-A Surrogacy Story Across Races, Languages, Cultures, and Religions 
written and illustrated by Si Yao Shining Li 
Language: Chinese/English 
Si Yao Shining Li, 2020. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798649189965 
Summary: Having children has always been considered as the blessings in traditional societies and has cultural importance. Infertility is even not life threaten disease, but could cause a life-time psychological trauma and can result in a challenging time for millions of couples. This book has been written and illustrated to convey an amazing surrogacy journey that went through by two different ethnic families together. It will help us to understand the procedure of surrogacy in a warmly way, and also the meaning of the new life to a family, and the great love across skin color, language, culture and religion. This will not only be a helpful guide to many infertile couples and its surrogates but also would expect to benefit their child to understand how they came to the world. This book is specially designed as a bilingual version to help two cooperative families with different cultures and languages who could understand the surrogacy journey together. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B7CZVV9

I'm Very Ferris Takes a Bubble Bath

I'm Very Ferris Takes a Bubble Bath 
by Tess Kossow 
Language: English 
Outskirts Press, 2020. 
38 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1977216587 ; 9781977216588 
Summary: Come along with Ferris, a baby boy who has an amazing, real-life story about being conceived through in vitro fertilization. This second installment in the I'm Very Ferris series invites children from all families to understand IVF through a child's point of view. However, Ferris is taking you along in one of his favorite routines...bubbles and suds with bath time in the tub! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Very-Ferris-Takes-Bubble-Bath/dp/1977216587

Sunday, June 21, 2020

We Found You!

We Found You! 
written and illustrated by Tyler Beckstrand 
Language: English 
Lawley Enterprises LLC, 2020. 
44 p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 1952209099 ; 9781952209093 
Summary: We Found You! is the story of two people that want to be parents more than anything in the world. But, having a baby can sometimes be hard to do. Join them on their adventures as they take to the seas, climb the highest peaks, and even fly to the moon to find the family they were always meant to have. Together they face heartache and joy in a journey that leads to the beautiful, and selfless, idea called adoption. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1952209099

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie all'embriodonazione

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie all'embriodonazione 
by Verena Bottero and Enrico Ciolini 
Language: Italian 
Independently published, 2020. 
43 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1658156854 ; 9781658156851 
Summary: Rivolgendosi a bambini dai 2 ai 6 anni, "Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!" aiuta i genitori, attraverso testi semplici e illustrazioni, a spiegare ai figli nati da embriodonazione il loro concepimento. Il libro contiene solo riferimenti reali e facilmente comprensibili dal giovane lettore: non è una favola, bensì la cronistoria del concepimento di un figlio: partendo dall'amore dei futuri genitori, passando per le lunghe attese tra speranze e delusioni e l'aiuto della medicina si arriva alla nascita del figlio tanto desiderato. 
Available: https://www.amazon.it/Tanto-desiderato-cos%C3%AC-nato-allembriodonazione/dp/1658156854

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie alla donazione di seme

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie alla donazione di seme 
by Enrico Ciolini and Verena Bottero 
Language: Italian 
Independently published, 2020. 
39 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798612816973 
Summary: Rivolgendosi a bambini dai 2 ai 6 anni, Tanto desiderato, così sei nato! aiuta i genitori, attraverso testi semplici e illustrazioni, a spiegare ai figli nati da PMA eterologa maschile il loro concepimento. Il libro contiene solo riferimenti reali e facilmente comprensibili dal bambino: non è una favola, bensì la cronistoria del concepimento di un figlio: partendo dall'amore dei futuri genitori, passando per le lunghe attese tra speranze e delusioni e l'aiuto della medicina si arriva alla nascita del figlio tanto desiderato. 
Available: https://www.amazon.it/Tanto-desiderato-cos%C3%AC-sei-nato/dp/B085K8N5LM/

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie all'ovodonazione

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie all'ovodonazione 
by Enrico Ciolini and Verena Bottero 
Language: Italian 
Independently published, 2020. 
42 p. : col. il.. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798622424618 
Summary: Rivolgendosi a bambini dai 2 ai 6 anni, "Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!" aiuta i genitori, attraverso testi semplici e illustrazioni, a spiegare ai figli nati da ovodonazione il loro concepimento. Il libro contiene solo riferimenti reali e facilmente comprensibili dal giovane lettore: non è una favola, bensì la cronistoria del concepimento di un figlio: partendo dall'amore dei futuri genitori, passando per le lunghe attese tra speranze e delusioni e l'aiuto della medicina si arriva alla nascita del figlio tanto desiderato. 
Available: https://www.amazon.it/Tanto-desiderato-cos%C3%AC-nato-allovodonazione/dp/B085KS1LPX

You Were Worth the Wait

You Were Worth the Wait 
by Stephanie Booe and Alex Booe 
illus. by Aleksandra Szmidt 
Language: English 
Wisdom House Books, 2020. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1734787201 ; 9781734787207 
Summary: We wanted nothing more than to have a child of our own, but becoming pregnant took longer than we expected! Now, as we welcome you into the world, our sweet child, we realize why we needed to wait. We had so many lessons to learn so we could welcome you into this world and be prepared for what you'd teach us. This is an ode to you, our sweet babe, and the incredible person you will become. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1734787201

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift 
by Sarah Boulerice and Skylar Boulerice 
illus. by Inês da Fonseca 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1709412135 ; 9781709412134 
Summary: There is no question that however they come to us, our children are our greatest gifts. While awaiting their arrival, we can’t help but dream of our life with them and once they’re here, we could never imagine it without them. Just as every family is unique, so too can be the way they are formed. The one thing they all have in common is love. Love is what binds us and truly makes a family. As a surrogate mother twice baked, let me share a love letter to your child that I shared with mine when I first became a surrogate mother. As an experienced social worker that has worked with children and families, this will not be a lesson in biology or reproduction. Instead, this is a lesson of love, hope, and faith that shows how families come together in sometimes different ways, how your children can share in this excitement, and what part their mother plays in it all. No matter the journey, the ultimate gift is a precious new life - just as when they were born. Children are always more open, supportive, and accepting of changes in their environments when a dialogue is opened with love and simple explanations. With that being said, I truly hope that this story will help your child to embrace surrogacy with the same love that mine has. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1709412135

Eli's Baby Story

Eli's Baby Story 
by Sonja Martin and Laura McMaster 
Language: English 
Tellwell Talent, 2020. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0228829976 ; 9780228829973 
Summary: We are two families that worked together to expand one family. We, the authors, wanted the focus of this book to be about family growth, not just about surrogacy. We are individuals outside the LGBTQ2S+ community, and this book is from our perspective and a daughter's perspective. We wanted to ensure we were not speaking for other people. Our intention is that other families may enjoy and relate to this experience, or find commonalities with their own experience. Some families may find this to be a completely different experience from their own. Eli's baby story shows real people, blended families, natural parenting styles and above all, love. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0228829976

How Many People Does It Take To Make A Baby?: Amazing donors and surrogates can help build a family

How Many People Does It Take To Make A Baby?: Amazing donors and surrogates can help build a family 
by Kelly and John Sparry 
illus. by Ursua Jameel 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798621298142 
Summary: Loving families are created in more than one way. Sometimes the parents-to-be need a little help from an egg or sperm donor or with the amazing gift of surrogacy. And many wonderful babies are brought into the world with help from more than one of these miracle methods. Gay or straight, black or white, parents of all sorts provide the most important ingredient that a baby will need to survive and thrive - love. This book shows a few of the ways that awesome families are built. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Many-People-Does-Take-Make/dp/B089TXG6S8

Karla plays house

Karla plays house 
by Pia Olsen and Karla Elena Olsen 
illus. by Ina Korneliussen 
Language: English 
Available: https://citat.ebog.dk/

Welcome to the party

Welcome to the party 
by Gabrielle Union 
illus. by Ashley Evans 
Language: English 
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN: 9780062978615 ; 0062978616 
Summary: "Inspired by the eagerly awaited birth of her daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, ... author and ... actress Gabrielle Union pens a festive and universal love letter from parents to little ones, [meant to welcome] a baby to the party of life"--Publisher marketing 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Unti-GU-Picture-Book/dp/0062978616/

Papa, Daddy, and Riley

Papa, Daddy, and Riley 
by Seamus Kirst 
illus. by Devon Holzwarth 
Language: English 
[Washington, D.C.] : Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association, [2020]. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781433832390 ; 1433832399 
Summary: Riley is Papa’s princess and Daddy’s dragon. She loves her two fathers! When Riley’s classmate asks her which dad is her real one, Riley is confused. She doesn’t want to have to pick one or the other. Families are made of love in this heartwarming story that shows there are lots of ways to be part of one. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Papa-Daddy-Riley-Seamus-Kirst/dp/1433832399

Happy Together, a single mother by choice story

Happy Together, a single mother by choice story 
by Julie Marie 
illus. by Ashley Lucas 
Language: English 
Happy Together Children's Book, 2020. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1733357270 ; 9781733357272 
Summary: Happy Together is a heartwarming book to help share the family building story with a young child. A story told through clear language and cheerful illustrations, readers will join Mommy bear on the journey to fulfill her greatest wish of becoming a parent. With help from a doctor and a donor, Mommy's dream came true and a baby was welcomed with great joy! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Together-single-mother-choice/dp/1733357270

You Were Made For Me: Donating Family

You Were Made For Me: Donating Family 
by Sheri Sturniolo 
 illus. by Hannah Pak and Shay Larby 
Language: English 
Made For Me, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1734440899 ; 9781734440898 
Summary: Growing a family isn't always easy and sometimes mommies and daddies need a little help. With lots of love and help from a doctor, mommies and daddies put the pieces together to grow their family. When they know that their family is full and complete they can help other families to grow. The Donating Family version in the You Were Made For Me series tells a beautiful story about the gift of donation and how these unique families are connected. A lovely, rhyming story that will encourage communication and understanding of this family-building option. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Made-Me-Donating/dp/1734440899

The Gift of the Purple Ladybird

The Gift of the Purple Ladybird 
by Denée Sieburgh 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2020. 
25 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9798637046836 
Summary: Inspired by the author's own personal journey through the emotional process of surrogacy. The Gift of the Purple Ladybird is a charming story that aims to help parents introduce the idea of surrogacy to their young children. Follow the Lovebirds on their journey to start a family. And, meet the purple ladybird who helps make their dreams a reality. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Purple-Ladybird-Den%C3%A9e-Sieburgh/dp/B0882J3XBG

No Matter What Happens : a story for children when secondary infertility happens

No Matter What Happens : a story for children when secondary infertility happens 
by Cathie Quillet 
illus. by Jayden Ellsworth
Language: English 
[S.l.] : Orange Hat Publishing, 2020. 
20 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1645381374 ; 9781645381372 
Summary: Secondary infertility can impact every member of the family. Join this family on their journey through secondary infertility and show your children that they can become brave while they wait for their younger siblings. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Matter-What-Happens-Secondary-Infertility/dp/1645381374

Wilma har to mammaer

Wilma har to mammaer 
by Lone Halvorsen and Maria Therese Olsen
illus. by Gina Snipp  
Language: Norwegian 
[Larvik] : LIV, 2015. 
19 s. illustrations 
ISBN: 9788283300192 ; 8283300199 
Summary: Wilma er 4 år, hun går i barnehage, har en helt ordentlig kanin som ser ut som en løve, hun har blinkesko og elsker å danse med strutteskjørtet sitt. Hun bor i en helt vanlig, men allikevel litt annerledes familie. Wilma har nemlig ingen pappa, men hun har hun to mammaer, MamMaria og Mamma Lone. Nå skal Wilma bli storesøster. Det gleder hun seg til. Her får man svar på hvordan det er å ha to mammaer, og hvordan to mammaer egentlig kan lage en baby. Billedbok for førskolebarn/småskoletrinnet. 
Available: https://www.ark.no/boker/Lone-Halvorsen-Wilma-har-to-mammaer-9788283300192

La storia di Ludy

La storia di Ludy 
by Susy Leva 
Language: Italian 
Narrativa Aracne, 2020. 
52 p. : col. ill. 
ISBN: 882553048X ; 9788825530483 
Summary: The volume tells the story of an angel who became a child through surrogate motherhood since he had the desire to come into the world and have parents who loved him. Like every angel, he had chosen his parents and would do anything to be with them. His decision had been difficult, but the heart is not controlled. Mom had a sterility problem, but nothing had prevented Ludy from choosing her. For Ludy, love for life knows no bounds. Reading age: from 4 years. 
Available: https://www.amazon.it/Ludys-story-Ediz-illustrata-Susy/dp/8825533136

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie alla PMA

Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!: Un libro per bambini nati grazie alla PMA 
by Enrico Ciolini and Verena Bottero 
Language: Italian 
Independently published, 2020. 
38 p. : col. ill. 
ISBN: 9798622423888 
Summary: Rivolgendosi a bambini dai 2 ai 6 anni, "Tanto desiderato, così sei nato!" aiuta i genitori, attraverso testi semplici e illustrazioni, a spiegare ai figli nati da procreazione medicalmente assistita il loro concepimento. Il libro contiene solo riferimenti reali e facilmente comprensibili dal giovane lettore: non è una favola, bensì la cronistoria del concepimento di un figlio: partendo dall'amore dei futuri genitori, passando per le lunghe attese tra speranze e delusioni e l'aiuto della medicina si arriva alla nascita del figlio tanto desiderato. 
Available: https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B085KT97LT

Mommy and Me - How I Came to Be: A Mommy & Child Family Story

Mommy and Me - How I Came to Be: A Mommy & Child Family Story 
by Elizabeth R. Weiss 
Language: English 
Brave Bold Mamas, 2020. 
24 p. : col ill. 
ISBN: 1734330309 ; 9781734330304 
Summary: A sweet and loving story for children about the Mommy & Child family structure, where a woman chooses to have a child on her own. Told by the main character - a young boy around 6 years old - the messages are age-appropriate and positive, delivered in a simple, straightforward fashion, as told from one child to another. Without needing to get into the details of anatomy and avoiding imprecise terminology and metaphors that may confuse children, the book introduces the concept of a donor with sensitivity and appreciation. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Mommy-Me-Child-Family-Story/dp/1734330309/

Making a baby : an inclusive guide to how every family begins

Making a baby : an inclusive guide to how every family begins 
by Rachel Greener 
illus. by Clare Owen 
Language: English 
London : Nosy Crow, 2020. 
1 volume : illustrations ; 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9781788008013 ; 1788008014 
Summary: In this honest, accessible illustrated guide to how babies are made, young readers can find out exactly what is needed to grow a baby, from introducing the basic building blocks of life such as sperm and eggs, to explaining the different ways that these building blocks can be put together to create a family. 
Available: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Baby-Inclusive-Family-Begins/dp/1788008014

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Happy Together, a two-dad egg donation and surrogacy story

Happy Together, a two-dad egg donation and surrogacy story 
by Julie Marie 
illus. by Ashley Lucas 
Language: English 
Happy Together Children's Books, 2020.
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1733357262 ; 9781733357265 
Summary: Happy Together, a two-dad egg donation and surrogacy story, is a heartwarming book to help share the family building story with a young child. A story told through clear language and cheerful watercolor illustrations, readers will join Dada and Daddy bear on the journey to fulfill their greatest wish of becoming parents! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Together-two-dad-donation-surrogacy/dp/1733357262/

Saturday, February 8, 2020

We Love You More

We Love You More 
by Heather Collazo 
 illus. by Ksenia Shtereb 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2019. 
33 p. : col. ill ; cm. 
ISBN: 1707599238; 9781707599233 
Summary: Mommy and Daddy Duck want a baby so very much. No matter how hard they wish for it, they just can't seem to have a baby duck. Will they get what they've always dreamed of and finally have a family? An illustrated children's story about a duck family, this book brings to light the struggles of infertility and the journey many couples embark on in order to have a family. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1707599238/

The Little Embryo That Could: An Introduction to IVF for Children

The Little Embryo That Could: An Introduction to IVF for Children 
by Megan Pounders 
Language: English 
Independently published, 2019. 
27 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 170564631X; 9781705646311 
Summary: You did the work, you and your wife created the most beautiful child in the world by IVF. Now what? As you enter the next stage of your life you may begin to struggle to find the words to explain IVF to your child. The little embryo that could is a colorful children’s book that explains the basic process of IVF. This book will open the doors to have a positive communication regarding conception, delivery, and birth by means of IVF.Sit back and enjoy the ride as I explain this process to my own son, conceived through IVF! Don’t worry, we will have families from all forms coming soon! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/170564631X/

You Were Made For Me: Single Mom By Choice

You Were Made For Me: Single Mom By Choice 
by Sheri Sturniolo 
illus. Hannak Pak and Shay Larby 
Language: English 
Made for Me, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1734440880; 9781734440881 
Summary: Growing a family isn't always easy and sometimes we need a little help. Follow a mom as she searches for all the "pieces" she needs to make a baby and how the generosity and love of others grows into the most wonderful gift. You Were Made for Me is a look into the unique and wonderful ways that some families are made and the journey of love that brings them together. Using symbolism and sweet rhyming lyrics, You Were Made For Me introduces the topic of being born with the help of donors, to a young child. By giving children the “pieces of the puzzle,” this book sparks their imagination and stimulates them to ask questions. In this "Single Mom By Choice" version of the You Were Made For Me series, the idea of an egg, sperm or embryo donor is introduced in a visually intriguing illustration. Sure to capture your child's imagination and help start the conversation early. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1734440880/

You Were Made For Me: Mom*Mom*Donor Egg*Sperm*Embryo

You Were Made For Me: Mom*Mom*Donor Egg*Sperm*Embryo 
by Sheri Sturniolo 
illus. by Hannah Pak and Shay Larby 
Language: English 
Made for Me, 2020 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1732032297 ; 9781732032293 
Summary: Growing a family isn't always easy and sometimes mommies need a little help. See how the generosity and love of others can grow into the most wonderful gift. You Were Made For Me is a look into the unique ways that some families are made and the journey of love that brings them together. Using symbolism and sweet rhyming lyrics, You Were Made For Me introduces the complicated topic of being born with the help of donors to a young child. By giving children the "pieces of the puzzle," this book sparks their imagination and stimulates them to ask questions. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732032297/

The Gift of Me

The Gift of Me 
by Emma Wood 
illus. by Claudia Moran 
Language: English 
Emma Wood, 2020. 
30 p. : col. ill ; cm. 
ISBN: 0648753808 ; 9780648753803 
Summary: This is the story of two families who had never met, and a baby yet to be born. Out of struggle and sorrow came a gift of compassion and love and a new life for a little girl, and her delighted family. Surrogacy is the rarest of gifts. Children born in this miraculous way can hear the story of how they came into the world with this special book written by the mother of a surrogate child, and illustrated by her young cousin. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0648753808/

You Were Made For Me: Mom*Dad*IVF

You Were Made For Me: Mom*Dad*IVF 
by Sheri Sturniolo 
illus. by Hannah Pak and Shay Larby 
Language: English 
Made for Me, 2020. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1734440821 ; 9781734440829 
Summary: Growing a family isn't always easy and sometimes mommies and daddies need a little help. See how the help of others can grow into the most wonderful gift. You Were Made For Me is a look into the unique ways that some families are made and the journey of love that brings them together. Using symbolism and sweet rhyming lyrics, You Were Made For Me introduces the topic of being born with the help of IVF to a young child. By giving children the "pieces of the puzzle," this book sparks their imagination and stimulates them to ask questions about the way they came to be and the journey of love that brought them into your arms. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1734440821/

Monday, December 30, 2019

Our Story: How We Became a Family

Our Story: How We Became a Family 
by Nina Barnsley; Stephanie Clarkson 
illus. by Gabi Froden 
Language: English 
[England]: Donor Conception Network, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1910222585 ; 9781910222584 
Summary: Our Story - A book for donor-conceived children under seven years old explaining their origins. This is one of a series of books and this book is for mum and dad families who have used egg donation and surrogacy. This book is relevant for those who have used known, identifiable and anonymous donors. This book is the twin version. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-002hcedsg2-Became-Family/dp/1910222585/

Our Story: How We Became a Family

Our Story: How We Became a Family 
by Nina Barnsley; Stephanie Clarkson 
illus. by Gabi Froden 
Language: English 
[England]: Donor Conception Network, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1910222593 ; 9781910222591 
Summary: Our Story - A book for donor-conceived children under seven years old explaining their origins. This is one of a series of books and this book is for mum and dad families who have used sperm donation and surrogacy. This book is relevant for those who have used known, identifiable and anonymous donors. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-003hcsdsg1-Became-Family/dp/1910222593/

Our Story: How We Became a Family

Our Story: How We Became a Family 
by Nina Barnsley; Stephanie Clarkson 
illus. by Gabi Froden 
Language: English 
[England]: Donor Conception Network, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1910222607 ; 9781910222607 
Summary: Our Story - A book for donor-conceived children under seven years old explaining their origins. This is one of a series of books and this book is for mum and dad families who have used sperm donation and surrogacy. This book is relevant for those who have used known, identifiable and anonymous donors. This book is the twin version. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-004hcsdsg2-Became-Family/dp/1910222607/

Our Story: How We Became a Family

Our Story: How We Became a Family 
by Nina Barnsley; Stephanie Clarkson 
illus. by Gabi Froden 
Language: English 
[England]: Donor Conception Network, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1910222615 ; 9781910222614 
Summary: Our Story - A book for children under seven years old explaining their origins. This is one of a series of books and this book is for mum and dad families who have surrogacy with no donation. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-005hcsg1-Became-Family/dp/1910222615/

Our Story: How We Became a Family

Our Story: How We Became a Family 
by Nina Barnsley; Stephanie Clarkson 
illus. by Gabi Froden 
Language: English 
[England]: Donor Conception Network, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1910222623; 9781910222621 
Summary: Our Story - A book for children under seven years old explaining their origins. This is one of a series of books and this book is for mum and dad families who have surrogacy with no donation. This book is the twin version. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-006hcsg2-Became-Family/dp/1910222623

Our Story: How We Became a Family

Our Story: How We Became a Family 
by Nina Barnsley; Stephanie Clarkson 
illus. by Gabi Froden 
Language: English 
[England]: Donor Conception Network, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 1910222631 ; 9781910222638 
Summary: Our Story - A book for donor-conceived children under seven years old explaining their origins. This is one of a series of books and this book is for mum and dad families who have used egg donation. This book is relevant for those who have used known, identifiable and anonymous donors. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-007hced1-Became-Family/dp/1910222631/

Our Story: How We Became a Family

Our Story: How We Became a Family 
by Nina Barnsley; Stephanie Clarkson 
illus. by Gabi Froden 
Language: English 
[England]: Donor Conception Network, 2018. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN: 191022264X ; 9781910222645 
Summary: Our Story - A book for donor conceived children under seven years old explaining about their origins. This is one of a series of books and this book is for mum and dad families who have used egg donation. This book is relevant for those who have used known, identifiable and anonymous donors. This book is the twin version. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Story-008hced2-Became-Family/dp/191022264X/