Surrogacy Books for Kids

Using a surrogate to grow your family presents you with interesting decisions to make as your child grows up. Most importantly, will you tell them a surrogate was used? If so, how do you address the subject with empathy and approachability?

If you do decide to share the origins of your child’s birth with them, there are a variety of children’s books available that can help explain a highly scientific procedure in terms a young child can understand.

Many of these titles are aimed directly at the intended parents, while others are aimed at surrogates and their families. Using titles from each point of view can help your child begin to understand their story and shine a light on the woman who played a role in their birth.

Some suggested titles include:

Hope & Will Have A Baby: The Gift of Surrogacy” 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 Egg Donation.”)

“Sacha, the Little Bright Shooting Star” by Sofia Prezani

“The Kangaroo Pouch: A Story About Gestational Surrogacy For Young Children” by Sarah Phillips Pellet and Laurie Faust

“The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children” by Kimberly Kluger-Bell

“Why I’m So Special: A Book About Surrogacy with Two Daddies” by Carol Lewis Long

“Stork M.I.A.” by Sandro Issack

“Daddy Dog and Papi Panda’s Rainbow Family: It Takes Love to Make a Family” by Anthony Hale

“The Baby Kangaroo Treasure Hunt” by Carmen Martinez Jover

Teo Martinez

Teo Martinez is the CEO of Growing Generations, a surrogacy and egg donation agency headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Educated at both UCLA and Pepperdine University, and with over 15 years of experience working in assisted reproduction, Teo’s background makes him one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field.