Saturday, July 2, 2016

The yearnling - a queer feminist children's book

The yearnling - a queer feminist children's book 
by Susanne Scheerer 
Language: English and German 
Summary: This book is intended for anyone who wants to support love and families of choice seeking to create loving environments for all children. All female lovers with kids, those with the wish to start a family using sperm donation and looking for a new narrative, and all kids (and parents) who are curious to explore the diversity of life, including hetero-normative parents wanting to raise more accepting and diversity-embracing children. 
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193272643/the-yearnling-a-queer-feminist-childrens-book

Sunday, June 26, 2016

All our wishes

All our wishes 
written and illustrated by Charles Danziger 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2016. 
Summary: Daddy and Papa tell Alouicious the exciting story of how he was born! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/All-Our-Wishes-Charles-Danziger-ebook/dp/B01GU0Y2R0/

We wished for you

We wished for you 
by Jamie Diestelhorst 
illus. by Hannah Ziemke 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1530918855 ; 9781530918850 
Summary: A children's story about the surrogacy journey between two families.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6183528

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Milo's adventures: a story about love

Milo's adventures: a story about love 
by Frankie Nelson, BJ Barone, and Debbie Donsky 
illus. by Debbie Donsky 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
34 p. : col. illus. : cm. 
ISBN: 153284042X ; 9781532840425 
Summary: Told from Milo's perspective, Milo's Adventures is a story of surrogacy, love and becoming a family. The hoping, waiting, excitement, and love are universal experiences of a loving family but Milo's story is unique as he has two daddies, a surrogate and a whole world who celebrates his birth on World Pride Weekend. We hope that this story helps everyone understand that Family is About Love! 
Available: http://familyisaboutlove.com/

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Family Stew: Two moms use a sperm donor to build their family!

Family Stew: Two moms use a sperm donor to build their family! 
by Linda Stamm, Psy.D. 
illus. by Fatima Stamato 
Language: English 
Family Stew, 2016. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0692712305 ; 9780692712306 
Summary: Olivia's moms tell her the charming story of how they became a family through sperm donation. This vividly illustrated and humorous children's book is a wonderful way for children conceived via donor sperm to learn about their origin.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Family-Stew-sperm-donor-family/dp/0692712305/

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The special suitcase: a story about surrogacy

The special suitcase: a story about surrogacy 
by Kari Rosenkrantz 
Language: English 
2013.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hattie Peck

Hattie Peck 
written and illus. by Emma Levey 
Language: English 
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2016. ©2015. 
27 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9781634501705 1634501705 
Summary: All Hattie the hen wanted was an egg of her own, so one day she left her cosy coop to go on an adventure to find all the abandoned eggs in the world. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Hattie-Peck-Emma-Levey/dp/1782444785

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Il etait une fois une poche d'amour...: L'education bienveillante

Il etait une fois une poche d'amour...: L'education bienveillante 
written and illus. by Isabelle Le Tarnec 
Language: French 
[Montlouis-sur-Loire] : Isabelle Le Tarnec, 2016. 
30 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9791094349205 
Summary: Première partie Il était une fois l’amour… Il était une fois une poche prête à recevoir la vie et… l’amour ! Ce conte invite les parents à s’interroger avec leurs progénitures sur l’origine du désir d’enfant, sur les précieux rôles parentaux et sur les grandes richesses d’une éducation bienveillante. Sur le chemin de la vie et de l’amour, suivons Monsieur et Madame kangourou, qui cultivent un désir ardent de construire une famille, afin de partager autrement leur puissant amour… Confrontés à des obstacles, parviendront-ils à réaliser leur rêve : devenir des parents ? Et de surcroît des parents aimants et bienveillants ? Les mots-clés : éducation bienveillante, communication, procréation médicalement assistée, amour, parents, enfants. 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/etait-fois-poche-damour-bienveillante/dp/B01B338XW4/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461412376&sr=1-13&keywords=pma

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Birds and Bees and more: How babies are made and families form

Birds and Bees and more: How babies are made and families form 
by Sandra L. Caron and Samantha J. Schulte 
illus. by Robert R. Kenny 
Language: English 
Orono, ME : Maine College Press, [2016] ©2016. 
42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations 29 cm. 
ISBN: 9780991260157 0991260155
Summary: This colorfully illustrated book is designed to help parents and other educators talk with children about how babies are made and families are formed. It begins by explaining the typical way of getting pregnant through sexual intercourse. However, it acknowledges that some couples have difficulty conceiving and may turn to assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF, ICSI, artificial insemination, sperm or egg donor or even surrogacy for help in becoming pregnant - and ultimately parents. There are also people who are single or in same-sex relationships that are also turning to such options in order to become parents. Adoption and foster care are also included here. The book conveys the importance of children understanding the variety of ways babies are made and the great lengths people may go in order to become parents. The authors contend that knowing the various ways is not to weaken or shame the process, but instead to celebrate the love and desire to be parents. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Birds-Bees-Paperback-Sandra-Caron/dp/0991260163

Monday, February 29, 2016

Mamman och fröet

Mamman och fröet 
written and illustrated by Ann-Katrine Engström 
Language: Swedish 
[Göteborg : Ann-Katrine Engström], 2013.
25 s. : ill. ; 18 cm. 
ISBN: 9789163739972 ; 9163739976 
Summary: Det finns olika berättelser om hur man kommer till världen. Alla berättelser är lika viktiga. Vid en viss ålder börjar barn undra och fråga om hur de blev till och hur de hänger ihop med sin övriga familj. Som vuxna svarar vi på barnets frågor för att skapa förståelse och för att barnet skall få tillgång till sin egen berättelse. Ibland läser vi böcker för barnet för igenkänning och förståelse. En av författarens vänner är mamma med hjälp av donator och den mamman sa vid ett tillfälle att det borde finnas en barnbok om detta. Ann-Katrine Engström sa; "Då skall jag skriva den till er!" Tanken växte och Ann-Katrine såg att det fanns ett behov av denna bok också hos andra familjer och människor som möter barn från olika familjekonstellationer. Så här är den nu, boken om Mamman och fröet! En bok som på ett lättsamt sätt, med färgglada illustrationer och på barnets nivå förklarar en mammas längtan och hur man kan komma till världen genom en mamma och ett frö. 
Available: http://www.bokus.com/bok/9789163739972/mamman-och-froet/

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Egg, The Seed, and The Magic Love Tummy

The Egg, The Seed, and The Magic Love Tummy 
by Grandpa 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
70 p. : black and white ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1518700012 ; 9781518700019
Summary: An illustrated first storybook, for under fives, designed to explain, in simple childlike terms, the process of IVF donor conception to children conceived as the result of egg donation. A companion book (for girls) to The Seed, The Egg, and The Magic Love Tummy (for boys). Fluffy Bobbit is a girly little rabbit who loves to play with her baby bunny dolls. But when her big brother, Fuzzy, challenges her to find out where real babies come from she begins a forest-wide quest. Her little playmates, Roly Reed the vole, Slinky Tip-Toes, the stoat, Tiny Timmidd the dormouse and Rusty Skampa the red squirrel don't know the secret. So Fluffy sets out to question the grown ups. Along the way she meets a host of woodland creatures - Fergus Antler-Horne the deer, Oscar Rovers the otter, Pino Skye the pine marten, Dr Barcode the badger, Nurse Prickles the hedgehog and Monsignor Rosso Scarletti the cardinal. After an encounter with the wildboar Buster Bumpitt and Maggie Two-Tone the magpie, Fluffy finds herself standing in front of her headmaster, Professor Hoot the owl. With the professor's help the little rabbit is finally able to unravel the mystery of The Egg, The Seed, and The Magic Love Tummy. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5813014

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winterboy

Winterboy 
by Jonathan Schultheis 
Language: English 
Lulu, 2015. 
26 p. : black and white ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9781329616462 
Summary: This story addresses the issue of "snowflake" (frozen embryo) adoption in fairytale/fantasy genre. While rooted in common experience it evokes the wonder of adopting and carrying a "snowflake" for a couple. Great to share with your "snowflake"! 
Available: http://www.lulu.com/shop/jonathan-schultheis/winterboy/hardcover/product-22416794.html

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mamá y mami sueñan con un bichito de luz

Mamá y mami sueñan con un bichito de luz
written and illustrated by Judit Franch 
Language: Spanish
[Spain] : LiberumVoxBooks, 2015.
ISBN: 9781910650066 
Summary: Una noche mientras dormían Mamá y Mami, que se quieren muchísimo, sueñan con un Bichito de Luz muy insistente que quiere convertirse en un bebé… ¿Lo conseguirá? 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/mama-y-mami-suenan-con-un-bichito-de-luz/

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sophia's broken crayons: a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective

Sophia's broken crayons: a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective 
by Crystal Falk 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1517131286 ; 9781517131289 
Summary: Sophia's Broken Crayons (Intended Fathers Version) is a book for young children, recommended for children ages 2 to 6 years old which tells a story of surrogacy from a young child's perspective in a practical way that children can understand and grasp. A little girl by the name of Sophia is heartbroken after she discovers all of her crayons are broken. Sophia's friend's share their crayons with her as she experiences seeing her parents choose to give the gift of surrogacy to their friends who are a same sex couple. Sophia's Broken Crayons is a very easy and understanding way to help explain surrogacy to a young child which include questions such as why would someone choose a surrogate to help grow their family? Why would someone choose to become a surrogate? Follow the story of Sophia as she learns about sharing and helping out friends in need as well as why families choose surrogates to help grow their families and why surrogates choose to help other families that way. Discover and enjoy the story of Sophia and her broken crayons! 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5541645

Forunderlige familier

Forunderlige familier 
by Gitte Camilla Buus Lyngbye and Kathrine Amalie Hvidman 
illus. by Lillian Blakeley 
Language: Danish 
København : Pippi, 2012. 
[32] sider : ill. i farver 
ISBN: 9788792867018 ; 8792867014 
Summary: Så fortæller forældrene om de mange forskellige slags familier man kan have - og at alle familier er lige gode. 
Available: https://www.saxo.com/dk/forunderlige-familier_gitte-camilla-buus-lyngbye_hardback_9788792867018

Astrid er donorbarn

Astrid er donorbarn
by Lone Løhde Rye
illus. by Jakob Kramer
Language: Danish
Kbh. : Landsforeningen for Ufrivilligt Barnløse, 2008.
23 sider : ill. i farver
ISBN: 9788799263400 ; 8799263408
Summary: "Du må komme, Viktoria er begyndt at spørge til sin far, og jeg ved ikke, hvad jeg skal sige," stod der i en mail fra den unge mor, som jeg havde haft kontakt med i en årrække. Nu kan hun fortælle, at han hedder Jan, og hun havde endda et sted i gemmerne billeder af ham at vise frem. Hvis Viktoria delte skæbne med et af de ca. 450 børn, som årligt fødes som såkaldt donorbarn, havde hendes mor haft en anden udfordring. "Astrid er et donorbarn" er udgivet af "Landsforeningen for Ufrivilligt Barnløse" i samarbejde med foreningen "Donorbørn og forældre". Formålet er at være en hjælp til at fortælle barnet, hvordan det er blevet til, og målgruppen er børn i fem- til otteårsalderen. Familien er i centrum i fortællingen, og donor benævnes som en udenforstående person. Han er tegnet som en skygge og beskrives som den, der har hjulpet forældrene til at få de børn, som de har ønsket sig. Historien fortælles i store linjer, hvordan vejen går fra sædbank, til befrugtning, graviditet og fødsel. Mange børn vil utvivlsomt have en del tillægsspørgsmål undervejs og have behov for at få uddybet fortællingen. Temaet: "Hvem ligner jeg" berøres i den lille fortælling om, at Astrid får en lillebror, der ligesom hun selv er donorbarn. Astrid ligner sin mor, hvorimod lillebroren ikke ligner resten af familien, men sandsynligvis donoren. Bogens hensigt er at hjælpe forældre med at tale med deres børn om deres undfangelse ved hjælp af en ukendt donor, men med plads til at den personlige historie kan fyldes på. Fortællingen er i tekst og tegning. Jeg kunne ønske, at fornuften havde fået lov at vige pladsen en anelse til fordel for æstetikken og magien med tanke på den tiltænkte målgruppe.
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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Um bebê e 2 cegonhas

Um bebê e 2 cegonhas 
by Arnaldo Schizzi Cambiaghi 
Language: Portuguese 
LaVida Press, 2014. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; 28 x 20 cm. 
ISBN: 9788598127200 ; 8598127205 
Summary: 'Um bebê e 2 cegonhas' é um livro infantil com seriedade científica e conta a história emocionante da trajetória de um casal que busca a gravidez pelas técnicas de fertilização in vitro e consegue realizar este sonho. Contada por um bebê de um jeito simples e com ilustrações bem-humoradas, o livro faz com que os filhos sintam esses tratamentos como um ato de amor e generosidade de seus pais acompanhados de um 'empurrãozinho' da medicina ajudando a natureza a favor da família e da vida. Além disso, o livro mostra que os bebês nascidos por este modo de concepção são iguais a todos os concebidos naturalmente e ainda apresenta a gestação como um período mágico da vida. 'Um bebê e 2 cegonhas' assemelha-se a um parque de diversões, um livro que é feito para as crianças, mas os adultos também aproveitam.
Available: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8598127205/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=

Afinal de contas, que cegonha é essa?

Afinal de contas, que cegonha é essa?
by Selmo Geber 
illus. by Julio Xerfan 
Language: Portuguese 
Vieira & Lent, 2012. 
40 p. : col. ill. 21 x 21 cm. 
ISBN: 8581600026 ; 9788581600024
Summary: Dr. Selmo Geber, autor do livro, é professor de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia da Faculdade de Medicina da UFMG e trabalha também em sua Clínica de Fertilização (Origen). O incentivo para escrever este livro veio das inúmeras conversas com as futuras mães, sempre com muitas dúvidas sobre como dizer a seus filhos que eles foram gerados em laboratório. O livro trata com cuidado de todo o processo de fertilização e mostra em quais situações é preciso pedir ajuda a um médico especialista para a mulher conseguir engravidar. Como o embrião é formado? O que é fertilização in vitro? O que os pais devem fazer? O que acontece na Clínica de Medicina Reprodutiva? E no corpo da mulher? Como o embrião vai parar na barriga da mãe? Estas são algumas das questões esclarecidas com texto e ilustrações acessíveis aos leitores infantis. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com.br/dp/8581600026/ref=asc_df_85816000264075889/?tag=buscape-14-local-20&creative=380333&creativeASIN=8581600026&linkCode=asn

A turtle's tale

A turtle's tale 
by Crystal Henry 
illus. by Victoria Samantha Allen 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1519195591 ; 9781519195593
Summary: Mama and Papa Turtle are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their little hatchlings when a violent storm destroys their nest, separating them from their babies. Their dreams of parenthood rest in the jaws of a family of gators who are determined to reunite them. Inspired by the author's journey through gestational surrogacy, this book serves as a heartwarming tale of family and love as well as a great tool for talking to children about the beautiful gift of surrogacy. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5513388

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Eric y su familia: la historia de un niño nacida por gestación subrogada

Eric y su familia: la historia de un niño nacida por gestación subrogada 
by Luis Moya Albiol and Denis Zamaro
illus. by Mercedes Balaguer 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Bostezo, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788494192654 
Summary: Eric tiene un papá y una mamá. Vino al mundo gracias a la ayuda de Megan, que cuidó de él durante los nueve meses de embarazo. Un cuento para visibilizar y explicar a los niños y las niñas las diversas maneras de conformar una familia. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/eric-y-su-familia/

Esperando a pingüi

Esperando a pingüi 
by Rubén García and Anabel Manchón 
illus. by Azahar L. Giner 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Chocolate, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788494485206 
Summary: Pingüi es un pequeño pingüinito emperador que nació fruto del gran amor de sus padres y de una pingüina muy generosa que permitió que estuviera en su tripita hasta que viniera al mundo porque su mamá no podía tenerlo. Pero Pingüi también es un pingüino emperador, uno de las razas más bellas, fieles y valientes que hay en nuestro planeta. Todos los años estas aves dejan el océano, su hábitat habitual, para iniciar un viaje hacia el interior de la Antártida, su lugar de reproducción ancestral. Y es allí donde para que los polluelos sobrevivan, las mamás pingüinas han de hacer varios viajes desde el lugar de anidamiento hasta el océano, donde capturan la comida, mientras los papás Pingüi cuidan del polluelo a lo largo de varios meses, soportando las bajas temperaturas antárticas para proteger a su huevo del frío extremo, y durante todo este tiempo no se alimentan, por lo que pierden mucho peso mientras incuban, a la espera de que su cría salga del cascarón. Como los pingúinos emperadores, nuestro protagonista Pingüi nació también en tierras lejanas a la que tuvieron que viajar sus papis para poder tenerlo. Este cuento infantil esta inspirado en la propia historia de Anabel y Rubén, los autores de “Esperando a Pingüi”, y su viaje a Tailandia para hacer realidad su sueño de ser padres a través de la gestación subrogada. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/esperando-a-pingui/

Papá, Papi y yo: la historia de una niña nacida por gestación subrogada

Papá, Papi y yo: la historia de una niña nacida por gestación subrogada 
by Luis Moya Albiol and Denis Zamaro
illus. by Mercedes Balaguer 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Bostezo, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788494192647 
Summary: Ornella tiene dos papás. Vino al mundo gracias a Melissa, que cuidó de ella durante los nueve meses de embarazo. Un cuento para visibilzar y explicar a los niños y a las niñas las diversas maneras de confromar una familia. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/papa-papi-y-yo/

Lucía y el cofre mágico de la familia

Lucía y el cofre mágico de la familia 
by Rosa Maestro 
illus. by Bárbara Guillén Feltrer 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Masola.org 
ISBN: 9788460843887 
Summary: “Lucía y el cofre mágico” cuenta la historia de una niña cuyo deseo navideño es tener una familia como su mamá y su abuela. Berta, la abuela le cuenta como su madre nació del amor entre ella y su abuelo, pero que sin saber por qué ya no llegaron más hijos. Y aprovecha para contarle cómo su madre intentó tenerla durante mucho tiempo y que cuando ya había perdido todas las esperanzas, una donante, le regaló el óvulo que necesitaban para que ella pudiese venir al mundo. Un cuento que ayudará a que muchos niños conozcan sus orígenes. Y no solo eso, sino que nos acerca a la reproducción asistida como una forma natural y actual de llegar a la maternidad así como a los problemas reproductivos con los que muchas mujeres se encuentran en la actualidad. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/lucia-y-el-cofre-magico-de-la-familia/

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Baby for Mummy: Explaining Artificial Insemination (IUI) for young children

A Baby for Mummy: Explaining Artificial Insemination (IUI) for young children 
by Julie Cavaney 
illus. by Craig Cavaney 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2015. 
Summary: A Baby for Mummy is for children of single Mum's by choice to share with to their child or children. It's introduces the concept of a sperm donor conception through artificial insemination (IUI) to children born from sperm donors to single mothers. This book celebrates how much our children are wanted and loved. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Mummy-Explaining-Artificial-Insemination-ebook/dp/B0191ALTCM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_351_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41gGqCsMgxL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_UX300_PJku-sticker-v3%2CTopRight%2C0%2C-44_AC_UL160_SR120%2C160_&refRID=09M0FX1Q744XSC9Q4DKB

A Baby for Mummy: Donor conception (IVF) explained for young children

A Baby for Mummy: Donor conception (IVF) explained for young children 
by Julie Cavaney 
illus. by Craig Cavaney 
Language: English 
Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2015. 
Summary: A Baby for Mummy is for children of single Mum's by choice to share with to their child or children. It's introduces the concept of a sperm donor conception through IVF to children born from sperm donors to single mothers. This book celebrates how much our children are wanted and loved. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Mummy-conception-explained-children-ebook/dp/B0191B3VEK/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450477579&sr=1-5&keywords=sperm+donation&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011

Saturday, November 28, 2015

L'aventure de la naissance avec la PMA

L'aventure de la naissance avec la PMA
by Catherine Dolto and Myriam Szejer
Illus. by Sandrine Martin
Language: French
Hors Série Giboulées, 2014.
75 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9782070640225
Summary: Ce livre est pour toi qui es né avec la PMA, parce que ton histoire de vie est unique et que ta naissance a été particulière. Dans certaines naissances, les choses se passent de manière spéciale. C'est le cas dans l'histoire du tout début de ta vie au moment si précieux de ta conception. Quand ta mère et ton père ont désiré avoir un enfant ensemble et devenir tes parents, ils ont longtemps attendu mais tu ne venais pas. Alors ils en ont parlé à un médecin qui leur a proposé son aide. C'était le début d'un long chemin pas toujours facile, mais qui s'est bien terminé puisque, au bout de ce chemin, il y avait toi!
Available: http://www.gallimard-jeunesse.fr/Catalogue/GALLIMARD-JEUNESSE/Hors-Serie-Giboulees/L-aventure-de-la-naissance-avec-la-PMA

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mis dos mamás me miman

Mis dos mamás me miman 
by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro 
illus. by Yatzel Sabat 
Language: Spanish 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
56 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1514369095 ; 9781514369098 
Summary: Vanne es una niña que ama a su madre y quiere verla alegre. Es por eso que su madurez le permite disfrutar del amor y la igualdad. Vanne saber que todos los seres humanos tienen derecho a ser muy felices.
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5562720

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ready-made sweetie

Ready-made sweetie 
by Whitney Williams 
Language: English 
Blurb.com, 2015. 
24 p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 1364823411 ; 9781364823412 
Summary: A story about using donor "mix" to bake a family. Mr. and Mrs. Cupcake want to grow their family, but they don't have any ingredients! They put out a call for donor cupcake mix and soon receive the 'sweetest' blessing—all that's left is a bake in Mrs. Cupcake's oven! A fun book to help children understand the basic ideas of embryo donation/adoption with a designated section families can use to share the details of their own journey. Sure to be a forever keepsake; inspirational Bible verses included. 
Available: http://www.blurb.com/b/6597699-ready-made-sweetie

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Children's book on IVF

Children's book on IVF 
by Camilla McConnell and Anastasia Nyman
illus. by Camilla McConnell
Language: English and Swedish
Camilla McConnell, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789163795701
Summary: Sara has snuggled down on the sofa between Mummy and Daddy. The family is watching Sara's favourite programme about Stella the horse. Stella gives birth to her much longed-for foal. Sara wonders how she came about. Mummy and Daddy explain with simple words the concepts of IVF. Children's book on IVF explains with elucidative illustrations the concepts of insemination, standard IVF and ICSI.
Available: http://www.bokliv.se/bok/9789163795701 
More information: https://www.facebook.com/childrensbookonivf/

Saturday, October 17, 2015

One, two, family

One, two, family 
by Michal Keidar 
illus. by Nurit Yuval 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2015 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1516975448 ; 9781516975440 
Summary: One, Two, Family is a children's book also suitable for toddlers. It tells the story of one family comprising of a mother, a girl and a boy. This particular family is very much like most, in which more often than not there are two parents and one or more children, but it differs from most in that this is a single parent family. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/5685462

Saturday, September 26, 2015

אבא של יואבי

אבא של יואבי 
by Margalit Mor 
Language: Hebrew 
Summary: יואבי בן השלוש גר עם אביו ואמו בשכונת קריית מנחם שבירושלים. אבא שלומי איננו האב הביולוגי של יואבי, אך הקשר והקרבה הקיימים ביניהם מיוחדים, עמוקים ועצומים. בדרך מעודנת, ילדית ופשוטה פותח הספר נושאים שלא מדברים עליהם במקומותינו אבל רבים חווים אותם – הצורך העז של גבר עקר לממש את זכותו לאבהות, והבאת ילד לעולם באמצעות תרומת זרע.
Available: http://www.ofir.org.il/sitefiles/1/2915/94105.asp

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mamá sueña con un Bichito de Luz

Mom dreams of a Bichito Light 
by Judit Franch 
Language: Spanish 
[Spain]: Vox Liberum Books, 2014. 
28 p. : Col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 9781910650004 
Summary: This story is a starting point for you, as a single mother by choice, you can explain to your child that has been conceived through assisted reproduction treatment and thanks to an anonymous donor semen. As your hijo grow and / or show curiosity you can go to expand the information on the reproductive system, fertilization methods, etc. In the book there is no mention at any time the father figure. 
Available: http://www.liberumvoxbooks.com/index.html

Mamá y Papá sueñan con un Bichito de Luz

Mamá y Papá sueñan con un Bichito de Luz
by Judit Franch
Language: Spanish
[Spain] : Liberum Vox Books, 2015.
27 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9781910650035
Summary: Porque hay muchos Bichitos de Luz y cada uno es único y especial. Cuentos para niños que te ayudarán a responder a la pregunta: "Y yo ¿cómo nací?". Para que le puedas explicar a tu hijo cómo ha llegado a este mundo adaptándolo a su nivel de comprensión y curiosidad. Cuentos en los que ellos son los protagonistas de la historia. 
Available: http://www.liberumvoxbooks.com/index.html

Maxime will ein Geschwister

Maxime will ein Geschwister 
by Cai Schmitz-Weicht 
illus. by Ka Schmitz 
Language: German 
Atelier 9¾, 2015. 
22 p. : col. ill. ; 13 x 13 cm. 
Summary: Wo kommen Babys her und was braucht man dazu? Und wie kommt ein Frauenpaar zum Kind? Diese Fragen interessieren nicht nur Kinder aus Regenbogenfamilien. Auch ihre Cousins und Cousinen wollen das wissen, ebenso wie die Kinder und Erzieher*innen aus der Krabbelgruppe. Maxime will ein Geschwister erzählt die Geschichte in einfachen Worten und vermittelt eine unkomplizierte Sicht auf die Dinge, die von Zwei- bis Dreijährigen gut verstanden wird. 
Available: http://www.atelier-neundreiviertel.de/bilderbuecher-regenbogenfamilien/maxime-will-ein-geschwister/

The amazing true story of how babies are made

The amazing true story of how babies are made 
by Fiona Katauskas 
Language: English 
Sydney South, N.S.W. HarperCollins Publishers, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; 251 x 251 mm I
SBN: 9780733333880 ; 0733333885 
Summary: The NEW Australian go-to book for parents wanting help with that talk ...For the last forty years, Peter Mayle's Where Did I Come From? has been the go-to book for parents seeking help with the birds and the bees talk. In 2015, Australian cartoonist Fiona Katauskas will publish a thoroughly modern book on this timeless subject. The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made is Fiona's brilliant response to finding herself reading the same sex-ed book to her son as her mother had read to her. That book is, of course, Peter Mayle's 1973 bestseller, a classic picture book that has helped millions of parents and teachers around the world navigate those tricky questions about how babies are made. Fiona's book captures all the elements that made Where Did I Come From? such a success: it's funny, it's warm, it's straightforward and it's the perfect helping hand for carers. But things have changed since the seventies, and Fiona's book is exactly what modern parents have been waiting for! Ages: 4+ 
Available: http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780733333880/the-amazing-true-story-of-how-babies-are-made

Sunday, July 5, 2015

God's magical dust

God's magical dust 
written and illus. by Karolina Dembinska-Lemus 
Languages: English and Spanish 
Blurb, 2015. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 
Summary: A bilingual children's book describing God's role in third party reproduction. First half is the English version; second half is the Spanish version. Includes relevant Bible quotes. 
Available: http://www.blurb.com/b/6199095-god-s-magical-dust

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación

Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación 
by Carolina Robbiano 
illus. by Francesca Massai
Language: Spanish and English 
Archway Publishing, 2015. 
42 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1480817546 ; 9781480817548 
Summary: Two parents are doing everything they can to have a child. While they embark on a whimsical journey to build on their family, they dream about their baby, learn that love has no boundaries, and make the amazing discovery: there are many ways to have a baby. As they learn to see with new eyes, they begin the biggest adventure of their lives into the world of surrogacy –where they must rely on perseverance, courage, and hope to rise above the challenges. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/Wanted-Journey-Surrogacy-viaje-subrogaci%C3%B3n/dp/1480817546/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435489458&sr=8-1&keywords=wanted+a+journey+to+surrogacy&pebp=1435489462369&perid=0DZD6C46VVY16V5F7V1R

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wish

Wish 
by Matthew Cordell 
Language: English 
New York : Disney Hyperion Books, [2015]. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 23 cm.
ISBN: 9781484708750 ; 148470875X 
Summary: When an elephant couple decides it is time to have a child, unexpected challenges arise but, at last, the pair's deepest wish comes true. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/148470875X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Karla ønsker sig en far

Karla ønsker sig en far
by Pia Olsen and Karla Elena Olsen
illus. by Ina Kornelliussen
Language: Danish
Pia Olsen, 2015.
p. cm.
ISBN:
Summary:
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El viaje al árbol de la vida

The journey to the tree of life
by Eduardo Leonelli
illus. by Sara Hernandez
Language: Spanish
Subrogalia Foundation, 2015.
p. cm.
ISBN: 9781326026950
Summary: Mom and Dad are two bunnies who want to distraction. After marrying, they realize that they can not have babies. That's why embark on a journey full of adventures to get their dearest wish: to be parents. Mom and Dad fight against fate by what nature has denied, embarking on an adventure that will take them to discover new worlds and even fairies and kings ... should seek help from your friend the cat and a magic spell ... get his cherished dream ?.
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/0-4-anos/el-viaje-al-arbol-de-la-vida/

Monday, May 11, 2015

¿Cómo llegué a este mundo? Libro para chicos que llegaron por subrogación

¿Cómo llegué a este mundo? Libro para chicos que llegaron por subrogación
Written and Illustrated by Darío Fernández 
Language: Spanish 
Argentina: Molinos de Viento, 2013. 
16 p. : col. ill. ; 15 x 15 cm. 
ISBN: 9789874511102 
My annotation: Narrated by an infant, this is the story of how the infant's two dads met, fell in love, and decided that children would complete their happiness. Knowing they had the sperm but would need an egg and a womb, they sought help from a clinic where they procured the egg. Then they knew a kind woman who would accept the embryo and loan them her womb in order for the embryo to turn into a baby. As the infant says, she spent the entire nine months feeling the love of her parents and knowing they were waiting for her. This book takes a family-building approach as well as a child-conception approach and employs the nuts and bolts script.
Available: http://www.ayconstanza.com/autores-independientes/como-llegue-a-este-mundo-libro-para-chicos-que-llegaron-por-subrogacion-de-dario-fernandez/

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mis mamás y yo

Mis mamás y yo : libro de recuerdos de bebé 
by Mundo Avolar 
Language: Spanish 
Valencia: Bostezo, 2014. 
48 p. : Col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9788494192623 
Summary: My mom and I and my mom and I are two pioneering publications for babies of families formed by women who, alone or as a couple, decide to have offspring. Two picture books where mothers may develop, with photographs and notes, the biographical journey of the first year of life of the newborn. They are the first of its kind to be published in Spain and Castilian. Arise that will fill a gap in such publications; both its graphic content and texts reflect their families to whom they are addressed. The diary of your baby. The treasure with stories, feats and anecdotes from their first year of life saved. A lasting memory of the great adventure that now Iniciais. 
Available: http://www.libreriacomplices.com/libros/mis-mamas-y-yo/978-84-941926-2-3/

Mi mamá y yo : libros de recuerdos de bebé

Mi mamá y yo : libro de recuerdos de bebé 
by Mundo Avolar 
Language: Spanish 
Valencia : Bostezo, 2015. 
48 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm. 
ISBN: 9788494192616 
Summary: My mom and I and my mom and I are two pioneering publications for babies of families formed by women who, alone or as a couple, decide to have offspring. Two picture books where mothers may develop, with photographs and notes, the biographical journey of the first year of life of the newborn. They are the first of its kind to be published in Spain and Castilian. Arise that will fill a gap in such publications; both its graphic content and texts reflect their families to whom they are addressed. 
Available: http://www.mundoavolar.com/producto/mi-mama-y-yo/

Noortje, over boomstammen en stambomen

Noortje, over boomstammen en stambomen
by Simone Scholtens 
illus. by Allen Beers
Language: Dutch 
ISBN: 9789492185013 
Article about the book: https://gaybyboom.nl/informatie/blog/Noortje-over-boomstammen-en-stambomen/

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Your story IVF

Your story IVF 
by Kylie and Mathew Hill 
illus. by Mathew Hill 
Language: English 
Balboa Press, 2015. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9781504331340 ; 9781054331357
Summary: A children's book that explains the standard IVF* process to assist baby making.
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1160971680/your-story-ivf

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mor og Kærlighedsbarnet - En solomor-barn familie bliver til

Mor og Kærlighedsbarnet - En solomor-barn familie bliver til 
by Signe Fjord 
illus. by Mikkel Brandt Møller 
Language: Danish 
Inspire & Empower Publishing Ltd., 2014. 
Available: http://www.selvvalgtsinglemor.dk/morogkaerlighedsbarnet/

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mama und das Wunschkind : Die Entstehung einer Solomama-Kind-Familie

Mama und das Wunschkind : Die Entstehung einer Solomama-Kind-Familie 
by Signe Fjord 
illustrated by Mikkel Brandt Møller 
Language: German 
Forlaget Inspire, 2015. 
ISBN: 9788792584755 
e-book available at: http://www.SoloMomtoaDonorChild.com

Saturday, April 4, 2015

FamIlle, je Vous aime : un livre sur la procréation médicale assistée, destiné aux jeunes enfants

FamIlle, je Vous aime : un livre sur la procréation médicale assistée, destiné aux jeunes enfants 
by Tammy Troute-Wood 
illus. by Brent Patrick Gough 
CreateSpace, 2011. 
44 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0986810711 ; 9780986810718 
Summary: Des millions d'enfants, à travers le monde, sont nés grâce à la procréation médicale assistée. Les experts recommandent de révéler l'histoire de leur conception aux enfants en l'adaptant à leur âge et à leur développement intellectuel. (Canadian Fertlity and Andrology Society, American Infertility Association, Donor Conception Network). FamIlle, je Vous aime est un outil méticuleusement conçu afin d' aider les familles à parler avec leurs jeunes enfants de la procréation assistée (incluant la FIV, le don d'œuf et de sperme et les mères porteuses). FamIlle, je Vous aime: Ce livre offre une histoire sur la procréation médicale assistée aux jeunes enfants entre 3 et 5 ans. Il projette de multiples et diverses images de la procréation assistée en utilisant un langage à la fois respectueux et précis de l'anatomie. Le livre offre de l'information aux parents sur la façon de préparer une discussion et de répondre aux questions. Les coloriages fournissent l'occasion d'engager une conversation sur les valeurs telles que l'amour, l'espoir et la famille. Un lexique permet d'utiliser d'autres mots pour ceux qui préfèrent un langage simple à la terminologie médicale. Enfin, le puzzle permet à toutes les familles de reconstituer et de célébrer leur propre histoire familiale. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/3586474

Friday, April 3, 2015

El safari de Zak

El safari de Zak 
by Christy Tyner 
illus. by Ciaee 
Language: Spanish 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1508652562 ; 9781508652564 
Summary: El libro El safari de Zak trata la concepción de hijos de familias homoparentales llevada a cabo mediante donante. Cuando los planes de Zak de ir de safari se ven arruinados por la lluvia, este decide darle al lector un recorrido guiado muy especial: el de su propia familia. Zak nos muestra cómo sus dos mamás se conocieron, se enamoraron y desearon más que nada en el mundo tener un bebé juntas. Así que decidieron hacer uno. En la primera mitad del libro, Zak nos cuenta sobre sus orígenes biológicos. Con un lenguaje simple pero preciso, Zak nos da información acerca de los óvulos y los espermatozoides, los donantes conocidos, los donantes anónimos de los bancos de esperma y la información genética que dicta quiénes somos. El entusiasmo de Zak, aunado a su curiosidad científica y a la gratitud que siente por los “genes maravillosos” que le tocaron, lo convierte en el guía perfecto para esta historia contemporánea sobre la concepción. La segunda parte del libro celebra la vida familiar. Las hermosas ilustraciones nos muestran las aventuras cotidianas de Zak y sus dos mamás: una comida familiar, un día de playa, una excursión o una convivencia con sus familiares y amigos. El safari de Zak pretende ser un punto de partida para muchas de las conversaciones que tendrás con tus hijos sobre cómo fueron concebidos y sobre su donante. El estilo del libro es honesto, informativo, relajado y fácil de comprender. Está pensado para niños de 4 a 8 años. ¿Quieres leerlo completo antes de comprarlo? La autora cree que tienes ese derecho. Lee el libro de manera gratuita en www.zaks-safari.com. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/El-safari-Zak-homoparentales-concebidos/dp/1508652562/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428057380&sr=1-5

Le safari de Zak

Le safari de Zak 
by Christy Tyner 
illus. by Ciaee 
Language: French 
CreateSpace, 2015. 
36 p. : cil. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1507872860 ; 9781507872864 
Summary: Le safari de Zak est le récit d’un d’enfant conçu par un donneur dans une famille de deux mamans. Quand la pluie contrecarre le projet d’aventure en safari de Zak, celui-ci invite les lecteurs et lectrices à une visite très particulière de sa famille. Zak raconte comment ses parents se sont rencontrées et sont devenues amoureuses. Elles voulaient plus que tout avoir un enfant et ont décidé d’en concevoir un. Dans la première moitié du livre, Zak explique ses origines biologiques. Dans un langage simple, mais précis, il explique ce que sont les ovules et le sperme, ainsi que les donneurs connus et ceux qui proviennent d’une banque de sperme. Il explique également ce que sont les gènes, ces instructions qui nous rendent uniques. L’enthousiasme de Zak de même que sa curiosité scientifique et sa reconnaissance envers les « gènes extraordinaires » dont il a hérité en font un guide touristique tout désigné pour ce récit contemporain de la conception. La deuxième partie du livre célèbre la famille. Les magnifiques illustrations montrent Zak et ses deux mamans dans leur vie quotidienne, prenant des repas ensemble, jouant sur la plage, se baladant dans la nature et passant du temps avec des amis et la famille. Le safari de Zak cherche à fournir un point de départ pour des conversations avec vos enfants à propos de l’histoire de leur conception et leur donneur. Le safari de Zak est rédigé dans un style authentique, informatif, désinvolte et facile à comprendre. Il s’adresse plus particulièrement aux enfants de 4 à 8 ans. Souhaitez-vous lire le livre en entier avant de l’acheter? L’auteure croit que vous devriez pouvoir le faire! Lisez gratuitement le livre à www.zaks-safari.com. 
Available: http://www.amazon.com/safari-Zak-enfant-donneur-famille/dp/1507872860/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427472601&sr=8-1&keywords=le+safari+de+zak