Saturday, December 3, 2016

A family is a family is a family

A family is a family is a family 
by Sara O'Leary 
illus. by Qin Leng 
Language: English 
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2016. ©2016. 
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm. 
ISBN: 9781554987948 ; 1554987946 
Summary: "When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One is full of stepsiblings, and another has a new baby"--Publisher.
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1554987946/

All you need is love: the great explanation

All you need is love: the great explanation 
by Orran George 
illus. by Cindy Booher 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
52 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1540631311 ; 9781540631312 
Summary: All You Need Is Love - The Great Explanation is a story about a little boy who is conflicted about the family situation of his friends, Isabel and Timmy. His Mother realizes that her son was comparing his family with “non-traditional” families, and so she tells a story to help bring clarity to her son. She tells him the story of a chicken that had laid precious eggs, but she could not take care of all of them. She decides to seek help by finding others that would like to start a family no matter if they were a chicken and a rooster, two chickens or two roosters! Although some chickens disagreed, she finds great support as she makes the difficult decision regarding the well-being of her chicks in providing the best possible life for them. This book is a great resource for parents and little ones in families that have been formed through adoption or surrogacy. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/All-You-Need-Love-Explanation/dp/1540631311/

Harry the helper: a family uses a gestational carrier to have another baby!

Harry the helper: a family uses a gestational carrier to have another baby! 
by Linda Stamm 
illus. by 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1540542564 ; 9781540542564 
Summary: Harry is a beautiful and touching story about a little boy and his family who use a gestational carrier to have another baby! The book captures not only the mechanics but also the emotional beauty of surrogacy, all at a level your child can understand. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Helper-gestational-carrier-another/dp/1540542564

Thursday, November 24, 2016

An Orphan No More: The True Story of a Boy

An Orphan No More: The True Story of a Boy 
by Jerry and Jordan Windle 
illus. by Hollie Hibbert
Jerry Windle, 2011.
20 p. : col. ill. ; cm.
ISBN: 9780578095592
Summary: An Orphan No More: The True Story of a Boy: chapter one celebrates the concept that love is love. Rodney has long dreamed of being a parent. Although he is told that he cannot be a parent alone, fate has much more in store. Rodney discovers that a selfless act of protection actually becomes his first step toward fatherhood. Little Jordy, an orphaned duckling, has discoveries of his own: he learns the meaning of love, of family, and what it's like to feel the pain of being different. Through a bedtime story, Jordy learns of his namesake, a little boy named Jordan, who was also orphaned as a baby. Will similar beginnings lead to similar fates? Only time will tell. 
Available: http://anorphannomore.com/

Esta es mi historia

Esta es mi historia 
by María Pereído 
illus. by Núria Fortuny 
Language: Spanish 
Bellaterra, 2016. 
ISBN: 9788472907799 
Summary: Las casualidades de la vida, hicieron que a través de una iniciativa radiofónica de la Librería de la Tolerancia en Onda Verde, María nos conociera en persona y nos dejara que el prólogo de este bellísimo cuento lo realizáramos nosotras. Permanentemente en las librerías y en los rincones de las bibliotecas existen cuentos que explican de dónde venimos y cómo se produce ese fenómeno tan asombroso que es la vida. 
Available: http://libreriaolacacia.com/tienda/libros-diversidad-familiar/esta-es-mi-historia/

Meidän pihan perhesoppa

Meidän pihan perhesoppa 
by Riina Katajavuori; Riikka Toivanen; Maiju Tokola 
illus. by Christel Rönns 
Language: Finnish 
Helsinki : Tammi, © 2015 
34 s. : kuv. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN: 9789513185022 ; 9513185028
Summary: Pontus the Penguin Goes Visiting is a reference book skilfully disguised as a picture book, designed for all families. The story naturally takes the reader from one family to the next as Pontus, the nursery’s soft toy penguin, goes home for the evening with one child in turn. First he visits Kirsikka, then Ilona, Kauri and Malviina. The story amusingly and simply explains how all of them were made in a way that small listeners can easily understand. Along the way we learn about in vitro fertilisation, egg and sperm donation, a two-mum family and adoption. 
More information: http://www.bonnierrights.fi/books/pontus-the-penguin-goes-visiting-how-we-made-our-families/

Friday, November 11, 2016

Treasure Babies: How two under-the-sea families came to be

Treasure Babies: How two under-the-sea families came to be 
by Whitney Williams 
illus. by Danielle Escamilla 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
34 p. : col. ill. cm. 
ISBN: 1537151541 ; 9781537151540 
Summary: Join Strive, Ora, and their fishy friends as they struggle against the tide through the pain of infertility and discover the hope that doctors can bring, the miracle of new life, and the beauty of shared treasure. "Treasure Babies: How two under-the-sea families came to be" was written to help children understand the basic concepts of infertility, conception through IVF/fertility treatments, and the beauty that is embryo donation/adoption. Great for families who have donated their embryos and for recipient families! Written and illustrated by two moms who've been there, this book, which includes a dedication page, uplifting Bible verses, and a designated area to share your own child's story, is sure to be a helpful tool and true treasure for years to come. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6507401

To a loving family

To a loving family 
by Dr Jayanthi Raman and Kausalya Raman 
illus. by Lava Raman and Kausalya Raman 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1533023964 ; 9781533023964 
Summary: Children are born and families are formed in a variety of unique and wonderful ways. This book features many ways that families can be created, to help children and young people gain understanding and celebrate diverse family life in the 21st century. 
Available: https://www.createspace.com/6244708

Our family, our story: an egg donation story

Our family, our story: an egg donation story 
by Robyn Bowman 
illus. by Gillian Mackie and Angus Mackie 
Language: English 
Fisher King Publishing, 2016. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1910406511 ; 9781910406519 
Summary: Robyn was motivated to write this book when she and her husband were lucky enough to conceive their longed for baby through egg donation. Counselled to explain the process to children at an early age, she searched for a book with the idea that this could be part of his early reading material. His understanding of the concept would grow as he got older. Nothing was exactly what she wanted so she decided to write her own. The result is Our Family, Our Story, a simple, fun to read book which children can access from a very early age. It is an aid to parents who have been through egg-donation to help them develop their child's understanding and sense of self-worth. It is child friendly, wonderfully illustrated and can be personalised. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Family-Story-Egg-Donation/dp/1910406511/

You began as a wish

You began as a wish
by Kim Bergman
illus. by Irit Pollack
Language: English 
More information: http://www.iritpollak.com/you-began-as-a-wish-2

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Our dream come true: an IVF story

Our dream come true: an IVF story 
by Gilly-Elle Wiltshire 
illus. by Tiana Rua 
Language: English 
Lilly Pilly Press, 2016 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0994536631 ; 9780994536631 
Summary: Our Dream Come True is written by the mum of an IVF miracle, this story perfectly captures the IVF journey for young children. Beautiful, rhyming text and adorable illustrations are guaranteed to help children better understand their beginnings and feel proud to be an IVF baby. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Come-True-Gilly-Elle-Wiltshire/dp/0994536631/

Special Me - for IVF Families

Special Me - for IVF Families
by Tara Mitchell 
illus. by Joy Holt 
Language: English 
ISBN: 0995356319 ; 9780995356313 
Summary: Special Me – for IVF Families, is a book for all parents and children who have experienced the In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) process. It is a poetic story, teamed with beautiful 'Joy Holt' artwork, and gives a non-technical overview of the IVF process, from a child-like story-telling perspective. With emotion and light-heartedness, its themes are ones that IVF parents, whatever their circumstances can relate too; hope, persistence, patience – and it is an easy read that children will love. 
Available: https://specialmebook.com/

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Puntito y su camino a casa (Dotty's way home: a story about surrogacy)

Puntito y su camino a casa (Dotty's way home: a story about surrogacy)
by Carla Vidal
illus. by Aurora Portillo
Language: Spanish and English
More information: http://www.babygest.es/libro-infantil-sobre-gestacion-subrogada-puntito-y-su-camino-a-casa/ 
Website: https://mylittler.com/en/

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sueños de familias: hijos concebidos por técnicas de reproducción asistida

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

Una historia especial : para hijos de madres soltera por elección

Una historia especial : para hijos de madres soltera por elección 
by Marianela Casanova 
illus. by Victoria Cuello
Language: Spanish 
Cien Lunas Editorial, 2016. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789873396403
Summary: Pensado para niños de entre 3 y 5 años de edad, el libro ilustrado Una historia especial busca ser una herramienta para el momento en el que una madre soltera por elección le cuenta a su hijo cómo fue concebido, mediante técnicas de reproducción asistida, llamando "a las cosas por su nombre" (no se habla de "semillita" sino de "óvulo" o "espermatozoide", por ejemplo). Este es el primer libro de la región sobre la temática y está basado en una historia real. Cuenta con el aval de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Reproductiva, de la Sociedad Argentina de Medicina Reproductiva, la Red Latinoamericana de Organizaciones de Personas Infértiles (Trascender) y Concebir Asociación Civil. Un día, la madre ve a su hijo jugando a la mamá y al papá, con muñecos que tienen un bebé. A partir de ese juego, su hijo le pregunta cómo llegó al mundo, sin tener un papá. Se destaca además por su calidad editorial, fue ilustrado con técnicas artesanales y sus textos fueron supervisados por la psicóloga especializada en Infertilidad Estela Chardon.
Available: http://shop.galerna.net/

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Verdens sejeste Sebastian

Verdens sejeste Sebastian
Language: Danish
Available: http://www.lfub.dk/naestformand/

Grown in another garden: a surrogacy book for young children

Grown in another garden: a surrogacy book for young children 
by Crystal Falk 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2016. 
32 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1535559683 ; 9781535559683 
Summary: Grown in Another Garden introduces young children, ages 2 years old to 8 years old, to surrogacy. Follow the story of Mikey and his family as he learns about the unique way he was born into a loving family – through the kindness of a surrogate. Join with him discovers that “sometimes the sweetest and most beautiful creations are grown in another garden.” Mikey's story helps to explain why some families choose surrogates to help grow their families and why surrogates choose to help other families that way. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Surrogacy-Book-Young-Children-Another/dp/1535559683

A special little lamb: a story about donor-assisted conception

A special little lamb: a story about donor-assisted conception 
by Mandy Vorwerg 
Language: English 
Summary: A special little lamb is a children’s story written for children from age 3 up about a sheep named Charlotte who wants a baby lamb of her own but does not have a man sheep to help make a baby. So she goes to a special doctor who together with a kind man sheep help her make a special little lamb of her own grow in her tummy. The story helps to explain why children conceived by donor sperm don’t have a dad.
Available: http://giftovlife.com/resources/reading-material/

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