Lisa’s Amazon Recommendation List

Below are a few of my favorite books and products, click on the titles to order. Please feel free to contact us for updates.

 

Lifebook

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

 

Product Recommendations

Baby-Bump Headphones Premium Baby Bump Speaker System Including bebon Tunes APP

Pearhead Triple Sonogram Keepsake Frame, The Perfect Gift for Expecting Parents

 

Very Early Childhood/ Diversity Training (baby+)

Parr, Todd (2001) THE FAMILY BOOK

Parr, Todd (2009) IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT

 

Early Childhood(18 months +)

Silverberg, Cory (2013) WHAT MAKES A BABY

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

Bergman, Kim YOU BEGAN AS A WISH

Beer, Sophie LOVE MAKES A FAMILY

 

Specific to Gay Couples or Single Men

Richardson, Justin (2015) AND TANGO MAKES THREE

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) HOLLY'S 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

Bergman, Kim YOUR FUTURE FAMILY: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

Kelton, Jaimie and Hopkins, Robin IF THESE OVARIES COULD TALK: THE THINGS WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT MAKING AN LGBTQ FAMILY

Fischer, Lindsay THE TWO WEEK WAIT CHALLENGE: A SASSY GIRL'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE TWW

Morrissette, Mikki CHOOSING SINGLE MOTHERHOOD: THE THINKING WOMAN'S GUIDE

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) I'VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER
(early)

Curtis, Jamie Lee (2000) TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS 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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