Children are full of curiosity, even at a young age. As they grow older, they can ask questions about their birth, which can be a little surprising for the parents. As a parent, you can educate your child on the subject without it being an uncomfortable topic of conversation.
One way to broach the subject, especially with younger children, is through books on the topic. A number of authors have written books specifically for young children to discuss egg donation and surrogacy. The following titles are specific to egg donation.
Hope & Will Have A Baby: The Gift of Egg Donation” by Irene Celcer
(Irene Celcer has a series addressing various topics, all called “Hope & Will Have a Baby:” but with subtitles such as “The Gift of Sperm Donation,” and “The Gift of Surrogacy.”)
“A Tiny Itsy Bitsy Gift of Life, An Egg Donor Story for Boys” by Carmen Martinez Jover
“One Little Egg” by Kimberly F. DeMeo
“The Pea That Was Me” An Egg-Donation Story” by Kimberly Kluger-Bell
“A Very Special Lady: A story about IVF, an egg donor and a little girl” by Nell Carswell
“Mommy, Was Your Tummy Big?” by Caroline Nadel
“A Part Was Given and an Angel was Born” by Rozanne Nathalie
“How We Became a Family” (Version Egg Donor — Twins) by Teresa Villegas