Embryo Donation Books for Children

An illustrated storybook can pave the way to explaining tough topics, like assisted reproduction, to young children. Read the books during story time, or peruse them for conversation openers and suggested language.

egg donation books for children

egg donation books for children

TRAINING WHEELS: HOW DID I GET HERE? By Chris E. Barrett and Sally B. Hunter, Ph.D.

Five-year-old Miles gets a new bike from his friend, Mike, for his birthday. Miles’ parents explain to their son that he was born as a result of Mike’s parents generously donating their remaining embryos. Written by the NEDC’s Digital Media Manager with a professor of psychology, this is an accessible story for young children with fun, colorful illustrations.


egg donation books for children

BEFORE YOU WERE BORN By Janice Grimes (15 titles)

In this series, a father (or mother) bear tells his child the story of her beginnings and birth. The simple dialogue, accompanied by scenes of everyday life in the bears’ house, helps normalize the discussion.


egg donation books for childrenHOPE & WILL WILL HAVE A BABY: THE GIFT OF EMBRYO DONATION By Irene Celcer (4 titles)

The books in this series share the same beginning and happy ending. Midway through each book, the author uses straightforward language to explain a different reproductive option.




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