Our Story, Our Gift (unknown recipients)
For children of embryo donors
This lovely, beautifully illustrated book is aimed at children from 5-10 yrs. It explains in simple words and pictures how Mummy and Daddy shared some of their embryos because they wanted to do something important to help other people have children.
There is a simple explanation of how you need a sperm from a man and an egg from a woman to make a baby but there is no reference to sex. The book also explains that the seed and egg join together to form a group of cells called an embryo and the embryo is what will grow into a baby. It talks about how there are different ways to make a family and they come in all shapes and sizes.
The book is designed as a simple starting point for parents to begin sharing this information with their child. Parents can then build on that with more precise details as and when it feels appropriate.