Saturday, March 31, 2018

My incredible creation : an IVF journey

My incredible creation : an IVF journey 
by Julian and Jen Duband 
Language: English 
Pacific Pines, QLD Ocean Reeve Publishing, 2018. 
ISBN: 9781925680669 ; 1925680665 
Summary: "I want to share my story, of how I came to be. And how I came into the world, most mysteriously." 'My Incredible Creation' takes you on an exciting journey that helps explain the IVF process in a simplified age appropriate way, that children can understand. 
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En attendant Timoun

En attendant Timoun 
written and illus. by Geneviève Casterman 
Language: French
[Bruxelles] : Pastel : Paris : L'Ecole des loisirs, 2010. 
1 vol. (non paginé) : ill. 
ISBN: 9782211054508 2211054501 
Available: https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/2211054501/

Extra!

Extra! 
by Kaeleigh MacDonald 
illus. by Sarah-Leigh Wills 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 198341638X ; 9781983416385 
Summary: All families are special… but some families take a little ‘extra’. Lucas wonders what it takes to make a baby. Mommy tells him that babies are made with a sperm and an egg but that some babies, like him, take extra. But what does it mean to be ‘extra’? This question launches Lucas into a day full of discovery. He and his friends begin to uncover what makes you 'extra', coming to the conclusion that Lucas must be a superhero! In the end, we discover that it took a lot of extra time and patience for Lucas’ parents to have him, and that not only is he extra like a superhero, but his mommy and daddy are too! Covering many family building options, EXTRA! shows that even when parents struggle to conceive they can go on to become a family and that being ‘extra’ is wonderful! 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/198341638X/

The Pea That Was Me & Me & Me: How All Kinds of Babies Are Made

The Pea That Was Me & Me & Me: How All Kinds of Babies Are Made 
by Kim Kluger-Bell
illus. by Ros Webb 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
36 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1985582295 ; 9781985582293 
Summary: The Pea That Was Me & Me & Me (How All Kinds of Babies Are Made) is a book for 5-7 year old children that describes all the novel ways that babies come into the world these days. Its especially appropriate for families with children who have come into the world in different ways: naturally, through egg, sperm or embryo donation, or gestational surrogacy. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Pea-That-Was-Me-Babies/dp/1985582295/

The Super Special Panda Egg

The Super Special Panda Egg 
by Allison McWood
illus. by Kim Giberson 
Language: English 
Annelid Press, 2018. 
34 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0978272951 ; 9780978272951 
Summary: The Super Special Panda Egg (A celebration of Surrogacy, family, compassion) Join Yolanda and McFoo on their quest to build a panda family — with the help of a very special ostrich. Explaining the Surrogacy Journey to children, in words they can understand, is not easy. In The Super Special Panda Egg, Allison McWood navigates the Surrogacy Journey using creative characters and a familiar environment relatable to young readers. She connects the heartfelt emotions of the Intended Parents, the strength and commitment of the surrogate and how together they’re part of a miracle. The Super Special Panda Egg takes us on an adventure where dreams come true. The book is an inspiring read for any age! Jon and Christy Anderson Parents of four children born through surrogacy, Founders of Expect Miracles Surrogacy. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978272951/

Baby Cake: A Surrogacy Story

Baby Cake: A Surrogacy Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986383687 ; 9781986383684 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Cake-Surrogacy-Story-Jordan-DeGusipe/dp/1986383687/

How Mummy and Mama Made You: IVF

How Mummy and Mama Made You: IVF 
written and illustrated by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1976967171 ; 9781976967177 
Summary: This is the story of how Mummy and Mama made a baby. It is aimed at primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two women might have a baby together. In this edition of the book we look at how Mummy and Mama made a baby using IVF. This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976967171

Baby Cake: An Egg Donation Story

Baby Cake: An Egg Donation Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986236064 ; 9781986236065 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Cake-Donation-Story-Cakes/dp/1986236064

How Mummy and Mama Made You: Conceived at Home

How Mummy and Mama Made You: Conceived at Home 
written and illus. by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
40 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1976910234 ; 9781976910234 
Summary: This is the story of how Mummy and Mama made a baby. It is aimed at lower primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two women might have a baby together. In this edition of the book we look at how Mummy and Mama made a baby using home insemination. This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1976910234/

Baby Cake: A Sperm Donation Story

Baby Cake: A Sperm Donation Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986380491 ; 9781986380492 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1986380491

How Daddy and Papa Made a Family: Surrogacy

How Daddy and Papa Made a Family: Surrogacy 
by Emma Wallis 
Language: English 
Emma Wallis, 2018. 
38 p. : col. ill; cm. 
ISBN: 197704946X ; 9781977049469 
Summary: This is the story of how Daddy and Papa made a baby. It is aimed at primary school age children. In this book we introduce the idea of reproduction and how two men might have a baby. In this edition of the book we look at how Daddy and Papa used donor eggs and a surrogate (IVF). This is a factual book which uses correct language for body parts. It also introduces the idea of the difference between reproduction and sex for pleasure. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/How-Daddy-Papa-Made-Family/dp/197704946X/

Baby Cake: An Infertility Story

Baby Cake: An Infertility Story 
by Mrs. Jordan DeGusipe 
Language: English 
CreateSpace, 2018. 
24 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 1986385035 ; 9781986385039 
Summary: When the author and her husband sought donor egg IVF to have their babies, they realized that they couldn't find books that explained third-party reproduction methods in an exciting and clear way, for their children. Determined, Jordan decided then and there to write a book herself, for their child. From there, requests came pouring in from other to-be parents. Graduating at the top of her class from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies, Jordan has an acute knowledge of children and their understanding. Fostered by her own struggled with infertility, this is one book that needs to be in every parent's library who has struggled with infertility, or who has taken alternative paths to parenthood. Every child deserves to hear their birth story told in an exciting, clear and honest way. For more children's books on third-party reproduction, infertility, IVF, surrogacy, sperm donation, egg donation and more, please see the rest of Jordan's 'Baby Cake' children's book series. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1986385035/

One in many millions

One in many millions 
by Rebecca Miles 
illus. by Anil Tortop 
Language: English 
Rebecca Miles, 2018. 
Summary: Some people might tell you that you were grown from a magical egg. You may have heard that a flying bird delivered you. The real story about how you were made is far more interesting – it all begins with one in MANY millions…. This book aims to explain the beautiful process of making a baby to children who have two Mums. It begins with a short explanation of how a child with heterosexual parents is made through sexual intercourse, and then goes on to cover IVF, IUI and sperm donation, all in a child-friendly and illustrated picture book. 
Available: https://rjmilesauthor.com/product/one-in-many-millions/

Xander's story

Xander's story 
by Alejandro Garcia-Halenar and Christopher Garcia-Halenar 
illus. by 
Language: English 
Xanmaxbooks, 2018. 
26 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578194252 ; 9780578194257 
Summary: Xander's Story is a wonderfully vibrant picture book which guides children through a baseline understanding of surrogacy. Xander's journey begins in the initial stage of him being just a dream to the final stage of when he becomes a gift. Xander, his little brother Max, and his two Dads, Alex and Chris Garcia-Halenar live in South Florida. Both Alex and Chris always wanted a family and began their surrogacy journey soon after falling in love. Believing that every child's story is unique and should be celebrated, they wrote Xander's Story so their son will always know how special he is. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578194252/

Incredible you

Incredible you 
by Hilary Louvar 
 illus. by L.E. Knapp 
Language: English 
Piranha Publishing, 2018. 
28 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 0578202670 ; 9780578202679 
Summary: Incredible You is a children’s book telling a love story of a family’s journey to bring a child into their family via surrogacy. A great book for anyone who has children through a surrogate. 
Available: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578202670/

Unsere Familie. Ein Buch für Familien mit Wunschkindern nach Eizellspende

Unsere Familie: Ein Buch für Familien mit Wunschkindern nach Eizellspende
by Petra Thorn
illus. by Tiziana Rinaldi
Language: German
Mörfelden: FamART-Verl. 2018.
40 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN: 9783945275238
Summary: Seit einigen Jahren gründen immer mehr Paare ihre Familie mit Eizellspende – trotz des Verbots dieser Behandlung in Deutschland. Viele wollen auch mit dieser Familiengründung offen umgehen und ihr Kind aufklären. Dieses Buch unterstützt die Eltern bei den ersten Gesprächen mit ihren Kindern. Nach einer Einleitung für die Eltern besteht das Buch aus rund 25 Seiten mit liebevoll gestalteten Illustrationen von Tiziana Rinaldi, die den Kinderwunsch der Eltern und den Weg zur Eizellspende beschreiben. Es schließt mit einem Erfahrungsbericht ab. Das Buch ist für Kinder im Kindergartenalter geschrieben.
Available: http://www.famart.de/shop/kinderbuecher/eizellspende/

שלש הנסיכות והאיש הנדיר : משפחה חדשה - ספור על אב מיוחד ובנותיו

שלש הנסיכות והאיש הנדיר : משפחה חדשה - ספור על אב מיוחד ובנותיו 
by Orly Dvir 
illus. by 
Language: Hebrew 
Amatzia Publishing, 2017. 
41 p. : col. ill. ; cm. 
ISBN: 9789657259603 
Available: https://simania.co.il/bookdetails.php?item_id=989110

Zoup et Zoupette font des étincelles

Zoup et Zoupette font des étincelles 
by Mireille Valant and Marina Perruchot 
illus. by Vayounette 
Language: French 
Rémilly : Éditions la Plume de l'Argilète, DL 2016.
1 vol. (non paginé [24] p.) : ill. en coul. ; 21 cm.
ISBN: 9791025500880 
Summary: L'histoire de Zoup et Zoupette évoque le parcours semé d'embûches d'une conception par fécondation in vitro. Si l'aspect technique est suggéré, l'émotion et la magie qui entourent la naissance sont au premier plan. Les parents peuvent ainsi aborder les difficultés rencontrées, mais surtout redécouvrir le désir qui a porté leur projet d'enfant, cette petite étincelle qui a tout rendu possible. " Il n'y a pas d'âge pour se familiariser avec ce miracle qui est la naissance d'un être humain. Encore faut-il aborder les dessous de l'affaire avec tact lorsqu'il s'agit de tout petit. C'est ce que propose l'histoire de Zoup et Zoupette et du Pr Bloub, en évoquant avec humour et poésie un parcours de procréation médicalement assistée". 
Available: http://laplumedelargilete.com/autres/149-zoup-et-zoupette-font-des-etincelles.html

It took three to make me

It took three to make me
by Jacqui Cooper
illus. by Bill Wood
Language: English
Carlton, Vic. : Jacqui Cooper, [2018] ©2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 16 x 24 cm.
ISBN: 9781863959773 1863959777
Summary: More and more families today are being created with the assistance of IVF technologies, but the process can be confusing and intimidating – especially for children who want to know where they came from. In this charming and heartwarming picture book, follow one family’s IVF journey, from meeting their doctor for the first time to welcoming their special baby into the world!
Available: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/it-took-three-make-me