Lisa’s Amazon Resource List

Below are a few of my favorite books. Please feel free to contact us for updates.

Click on the book titles to order on Amazon.

Lifebook

Schuman, Lisa. (2017) My Lifebook: A Pre-Baby book
For families built with donor eggs, donor sperm, surrogacy or through adoption

Very Early Childhood/ Diversity Training (baby+)

Parr, Todd. (2001) THE FAMILY BOOK

Parr, Todd. (2009) IT’S OK TO BE DIFFERENT

Early Childhood(18 months +)

Gordon, Elaine (1992) MOMMY, DID I GROW IN YOUR TUMMY? WHERE SOME BABIES COME FROM
Includes information about the gifts of egg donation, sperm donation, and adoption

Celcer, Irene. (2007) HOPE AND WILL HAVE A BABY
Includes the gifts of egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy

Margolis, Amy. (2006) BUTTERFLIES AND MAGICAL WINGS
Includes the gift of egg donation

Kluger-Bell. (2012) THE PEA THAT WAS ME.

This book is available in donor egg, donor sperm, two mom, IVF versions

Phillips, Sarah. (2007) THE KANGAROO POUCH: A STORY ABOUT SURROGACY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Kluger-Bell, Kimberly. (2013) THE VERY KIND KOALA: A SURROGACY STORY FOR CHILDREN

Nadel, Carolina. (2007) DADDY, WAS MOMMY’S TUMMY BIG?
Explains the donor insemination process

Eichberg, Carrie (2017) BUILDING MY FAMILY: A STORY OF EGG DONATION AND SURROGACY
Early to pre-teen

Specific to Gay Couples or Single Men

De Haan, Linda. (2003) KING AND KING
(early)

Greenberg, Keith. (1996) ZACK’S STORY: GROWING UP WITH SAME-SEX PARENTS
(pre-teen)

Valentine, Johnny. (2004) ONE DAD, TWO DADS, BROWN DAD, BLUE DADS
(early)

Parr, Todd. (2015) THE DADDY BOOK
(very early-early)

Pinkas, Shosh. (2013) GAL AND NOA’S DADDIES
(early)

Specific to Lesbian Couples or Single Women

Garden, Nancy. (2000) HOLLYS SECRET
(pre-teen)

Newman, Leslea & Souza, Diane. (2000) HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES
(early)

Newman, Leslea (2009) MOMMY, MAMA AND ME
(very early)

Clay, George Anne. (2008) WHY DON’T I HAVE A DADDY: A STORY ABOUT DONOR CONCEPTION
(early)

Erin DeVore (2017) MAKING VIOLET: A SPERM DONOR STORY
(early)

For Parents and Parents To Be

Moalem, Sharon INHERITANCE: HOW OUR GENES CHANGE OUR LIVES AND OUR LIVES CHANGE OUR GENES

Cooper, S. and Glazer, E. (1999) CHOOSING ASSISTED REPRODUCTION: SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Ehrensaft, Diane (2005) MOMMIES, DADDIES, DONORS, SURROGATES: ANSWERING TOUGH QUESTIONS AND BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES

Glazer, Ellen (1998) THE LONG-AWAITED STORK: A GUIDE TO PARENTING AFTER INFERTILITY

Mattes, J. (1997) SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE: A GUIDE FOR SINGLE WOMEN WHO ARE CONSIDERING OR HAVE CHOSEN MOTHERHOOD

Melina, Lois Ruskai. (1998) RAISING ADOPTED CHILDREN: PRACTICAL REASSURING ADVICE FOR EVERY ADOPTIVE PARENT

Adoption

Kotb, Hoda. (2018) IVE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER
(early)

Curtis, Jamie Lee. (2000) TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN
(early)

Parr, Todd. (2007) WE BELONG TOGETHER: A BOOK ABOUT ADOPTION AND FAMILIES (early)

Kasza, Keiko. (1996) A MOTHER FOR CHOCO
(very early-early)

Parnell, Peter (2015) AND TANGO MAKES THREE
(early-two dads)

Katz, Karen. (2001) OVER THE MOON: AN ADOPTION TALE
(early)

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