For children conceived through sperm donation not using a clinic in solo mum families - SINGLE BABY VERSION
This delightful, beautifully illustrated book, aimed at children from 2-6yrs, explains in simple words and pictures how Mummy needed some help when she wanted to have a baby on her own (and assumes conception did not take place at a clinic).
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 ways to make a family and they come in all shapes and sizes.
There is no specific explanation of how the donor was found or who exactly they are. The book is designed as a simple starting point for parents 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, if you have a known donor or have information about the donor you can introduce that into the story, 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."