resources

Information for Surrogates

Websites and Blogs

Books for children

  • The Family Book by Todd Parr | Addressing that families come in all forms
  • The Kangaroo Pouch | Written by Sarah Phillips Pellet and illustrated by Laurie A. Faust
  • Surrogacy Helps Make A Family Grow! | Written by Sharon LaMothe & Tina Rella and illustrated by Monica Meza
  • Recipes of How Babies are Made | Written by Carmen Martinez-Jover and illustrated by Rosemary Martinez (this book gets a bit more detailed and into the science of making a baby and addresses egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy and adoption)
  • What Makes A Baby | Written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth (not specific to surrogacy, but a good foundation for a child to develop language to understand the science of reproductive medicine)
  • It’s NOT The Stork: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends | Written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley (a general book about bodies and reproduction that is anatomically correct and detailed)

Information for Intended Parents

Websites and Blogs

Books for intended parents

  • Surrogacy Was the Way Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Story | Written by Zara Griswold
  • Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents’ Guide to a Rewarding Relationship With Their Surrogate Mother | Written by Susan M.Z. Fuller
  • Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families | Written by Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.
  • Pathways to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy | Written by Stacey Ziegler
  • The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy: Discovering Ultimate Joy | Written by Jason Warner
  • Our “Journey”: One Couple’s Guide to U.S. Surrogacy | Written by Richard Westoby (written by Intended Parents in the United Kingdom)

Books for children

  • The Family Book by Todd Parr | Addressing that families come in all forms
  • The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children | Written by Kimberly Kluger-Bell, LMFT
  • Recipes of How Babies are Made | Written by Carmen Martinez-Jover and illustrated by Rosemary Martinez ( a detailed book that dives into the science of making a baby and addresses egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy and adoption)
  • Why I’m So Special: A Book About Surrogacy | Written by Carla Lewis-Long, illustrated by Jean-Claude Michel Jr. and edited by Bryna Jean-Marie
  • Why I’m So Special: A Book About Surrogacy with Two Daddies | Written by Carla Lewis-Long, illustrated by Tyler Simone Newman and edited by Bryna Jean-Marie
  • What Makes A Baby | Written by Cory Silverberg and illustrated by Fiona Smyth (not specific to surrogacy, but a good foundation for a child to develop language to understand the science of reproductive medicine)
  • The Very Special Ducklings | Written by Wava Cirisan and illustrated by Stella Schultze (a story about egg donation)
  • The Pea That Was Me: An Egg Donation Story | Written by Kimberly Kluger-Bell, LMFT
  • It’s NOT The Stork: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends | Written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley (a detailed book about bodies and reproduction that is anatomically correct)