Egg Donor Books for Kids

 

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Many egg donors feel great pride with their decision, and will ultimately choose to share their choices with their children. Whether you have children at the time of your donation, or plan to tell your future children of your donation, finding a way to explain something so scientific to such a young mind can feel challenging.

The good news is that, as assisted reproduction grows in popularity, more and more authors are penning books for children that explore the topics of egg donation in an age appropriate way. Many of these titles invite conversation and can open the door to discussion with slightly older kids. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite titles:

  • 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
Dr. Kim Bergman

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 26 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for over two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national Emeritus board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published “Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood” (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman’s is the author of the upcoming book, Your Future Family: An Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Red Wheel Press 2019). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 35 years. Her two daughters are in college.