Resources

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

  • A Gift for Little Tree by Colleen D.C. Marquez (focuses mainly on adoption stories)

 

  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

 

  • Birds of a Different Feather by Kelly Wendel

 

  • Building My Family: A Story of Egg Donation and Surrogacy by Carrie Eichberg, Psy.D

 

  • Cookies and Cake & The Families We Make by Jennifer Egan and Robin Gulak

 

  • Daddy and Pop (book and CD), Tina Rella and Monica Meza; Produced by Molly Summer

 

  • Extra by Kaeleigh MacDonald

 

  • Families Come in Many Forms by Bella Mei Wong

 

  • Happy Together by Julie Marie (a series, with books about many family constellations and family-building processes)

 

  • Hope and Will Have a Baby by Irene Celcer (a series, with books about many family constellations and family-building processes)

 

  • I Am Loved Right Where I Am by Jason Galvez

 

  • Little Treasure by Anat Georgy (single mother by choice)

 

  • Mommy, Did I Grow in Your Tummy? Where Some Babies Come From by Elaine Gordon

 

  • Mommy, Was Your Tummy Big? By Carolina Nadel

 

  • My Donor Story by Sharon Leya

 

  • One More Giraffe by Kim Noble

 

  • Our Story by the Donor Conception Network (dcnetwork.org)-( a series, with books about many family constellations and family building processes)-Available at the DC Network and Amazon

 

  • Phoebe’s Family: A Story about Egg Donation by Linda Stamm and Joan Clipp

 

  • Sometimes It Takes Three to Make a Baby by Kate Bourne

 

  • The Baby Kangaroo Treasure Hunt, a gay parenting story by Carmen Martinez Jover and Rosemary Martinez

 

  • The Chicken Who Couldn’t Lay Eggs by Sabine-Julie De Brus

 

  • Training Wheels: How did I get here? By Chris Barrett & Sally Hunter (open embryo donation)

 

  • What Makes a Baby? By Cory Silverberg

 

  • What Matters Most: a Children’s Book about Families by Kristin Carter

 

  • You Were Meant To Be! By Sherry Keen & Rosemarie Gillen

 

  • You Were Made for Me by Sheri Sturniolo

 

  • We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty

 

  • Zach’s Safari by Christy Tyner (two-mom family)

 

  • The Pea That Was Me by Kimberly Kluger Bell (a series for many family constellations and family-building processes

 

  • The Pea That Was Me: An Egg Donation Story (Volume 1, 2013)

 

  • A Sperm Donation Story (Volume 2, 2014)

 

  • An Embryo Donation Story (Volume 2, 2013) By Kim Kluger-Bell

 

  • Als Scarlett’s Story: A Tale About Embryo Donation. By Linda Stamm (2017) www.graphitepress.como has versions for Single Moms or Two Moms.

Donor Conceived Siblings

  • Meeting My Brother, by Jennifer L. Dukoff (donor-conceived siblings meeting and becoming family)

Children Raised by Donors

  • My Story, My Gift: How I Became A Sperm Donor, by Nina Barnsley and Stephanie Clarkson (for children raised by man who was a sperm donor with anonymous recipients)
  • My Story, My Gift: How I Became A Sperm Donor, by Nina Barnsley and Stephanie Clarkson (for children raised by man who was a sperm donor with known recipients)
  • My Story, My Gift: How I Became An Egg Donor, by Nina Barnsley and Stephanie Clarkson (for children raised by woman who was an egg donor with anonymous recipients)
  • My Story, My Gift: How I Became An Egg Donor, by Nina Barnsley and Stephanie Clarkson (for children raised by woman who was an egg donor with known recipients)
  • My Story, My Gift: How We Became Embryo Donors, by Nina Barnsley and Stephanie Clarkson (for children raised by parents who were embryo donors with anonymous recipients)
  • My Story, My Gift: How We Became Embryo Donors, by Nina Barnsley and Stephanie Clarkson (for children raised by parents who were embryo donors with known recipients)

Books for Parents

  • Mommies, Daddies, Donors and Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families by Diane Ehrensaft
  • Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
  • Experiences of Donor Conception: Parents, Offspring, and Donors Through the Years by Caroline Lorbach
  • Go Ask Your Father by Lennard J. Davis
  • It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn
  • Let’s Talk About Egg Donation by Carole LieberWilkins and Marna Gatlin
  • She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer
  • Scattered Seeds by Jacqueline Mroz
  • Telling & Talking– The Donor Conception Network-( a series, with books about many family constellations and family building processes for children of all ages)
  • The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark
  • The Right to Know One’s Origins: Assisted Human Reproduction and The Best Interests of
  • Children by Michelle Giroux, Juliet Guichon and Ian Mitchell
  • The Stranger in My Genes by Bill Griffeth
  • Three Makes a Baby by Jana Rupnow

Books in Spanish

http://booksfordonoroffspring.blogspot.com/search/label/spanish

Non-Traditional Families

  • https://www.familyequality.org/family-support/lgbtq-books/early-elementary/#:~:text=Daddy%2C%20Papa%2C%20and%20Me%20by%20Leslea%20Newman&text=Share%20the%20loving%20bond%20between%20same%2Dsex%20parents%20and%20their%20children.

 

  • Little Treasure By Anat Georgy (2011).  For Single-mothers-by-choice.
  • Ruby and Mommy: A Tale About a Single Mother and Sperm Donation (2019) by Linda Stamm (Graphite Press)
  • Just the Baby for Me by Barbara Levin www.lulu.com or www.amazon.com. (book for single mothers by choice).
  • The Pea That Was Me (versions for Single Moms and For Lesbian Moms) By Kim Kulger-Bell
  • Why Don’t I Have A Daddy?: A Story of Donor Conception by George Ann Clay www.amazon.com.
  • The Family Book   By Todd Parr (2003).  A book about how different families are shaped.
  • Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman (2009). Board book for very young children of lesbian parents.
  • Our Story: A Book for Young Children About Their Conception through Donor Sperm to Lesbian Parents by Nicola Baxter.  www.dcnetwork.org.
  • Family Stew by Linda Stamm, Psy.D. (2016).  Olive has 2 moms.  They explain to her how she was conceived.  Amazon
  • Family Stew for Dads:  Building a Family with an Egg Donor & Surrogate (2019) by Linda Stamm Graphite Press.
  • A Tale of Two Mommies by Vanita Oelschlager www.amazon.com or banresandnoble.com
  • A Tale of Two Daddies by Vanita Oelschlager www.amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com
  • Stella Brings the Family by Mirriam B. Schiffer www.amazon.com.
  • Two Daddies and Me  By  Robbi Anne Packard  Illustrated By Lori Ann McElroy www.amazon.com. (2009).