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Author: Louise Sloane

This book is a collection of anecdotes about the journey to single motherhood put together by Louise Sloan, a single lesbian New Yorker. The book has created uproar in the US because of the casual...

Author: Jane T. Schnitter

This delightful book about the relationship between a girl conceived by sperm donation and her dad has sadly been out of print for many years.  It is appropriate for children from about 7 to 10...

Author: Various: National Gamete Donation Trust

This colourful and glossy soft-cover book contains letters from grateful parents to their donor and a few letters from donors explaining how they felt about donating.  Found moving by many and a...

Author: Caroline Gallup

Caroline and Bruce discover quite early on in their quest to have a child that Bruce does not appear to be producing sperm. With refreshing candour, humour and eye for detail Caroline, with...

Author: Susan Newham-Blake

This book is a delightful account of a South African lesbian couple's journey to parenthood by way of difficult conversations with parents (one set of whom are very religious) and negotiating the...

Author: Geraldine Hewitt

Geraldine was conceived by donor sperm in Australia in 1983. Her parents are the founders of the Donor Conception Support Group of Australia . This study was carried out as part of Geraldine's...

Author: Susan Golombok

This book contains good news for all types of donor conception family.  Based on research studies Professor Golombok explains in a very readable and accessible way how it is not family type that...

Author: Joshua Gamson

Published by New York University Press

This is a lovely thoughtful book by a man who is a sociology professor and gay dad to 2 children conceived by egg donation and surrogacy.  He writes...

Author: Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D

Don’t be put off by the rather ‘American’ title of this book. It is well worth reading for both those contemplating family building by any sort of donor conception or surrogacy and those who are...

Author: Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson

This is a charming short board book for young children being raised in a lesbian couple family.  American style language but easy to adapt.