For children conceived through sperm donation in solo mum families - TWIN VERSION
This delightful, beautifully illustrated book, aimed at children from 2-6yrs, explains in simple words and pictures how Mummy went to the clinic to get some help when she wanted to have a baby on her own.
The book is written in the first person, from the child's perspective, and explains how a donor gave some of his seeds to help Mummy. There is a simple explanation of how you need a seed from a man and an egg from a woman to make a baby but there is no reference to sex. It talks about how there are different sorts of families and clarifies that there is no dad in the family.
There is no specific explanation of what treatment was used (eg IVF) and there are no details about who exactly the donor is. The book is designed as a simple starting point for women to begin sharing the family story with their child. Parents can then build on that with more precise details as and when it feels appropriate. For example, you can add the details of your treatment as you tell the story to give a fuller picture. If you have a known donor or have information about the donor you can introduce that into the story at some point, if you wish.
Feedback from a solo mum
“We have read this book a lot. In fact, my son picked it out when my dad was doing bedtime stories last week and my dad commented on what a lovely story it was."