It Takes Love (and Some Other Stuff) to Make a Baby
"Mommy, how are babies made?" Any parent who's fielded this question knows how essential a good book can be to help guide a tricky conversation. But what if your family doesn't fit the standard mold? How do you explain pregnancy and birth if your child has two moms? It Takes Love is for little kids in lesbian families born via donor insemination. Using simple, matter-of-fact language and bright, fun illustrations, it introduces the basics of reproduction and the concept of the donor. Both known donors and sperm banks are presented, but with a light touch. Because each family is unique, the book leaves space for parents to control the most sensitive part of their child's story.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Surrogacy; Interracial; Gay/Lesbian; in vitro fertilization; sperm donation; sperm donor; interracial family; lesbian; lesbian parents; lesbian adults; same-sex parents
sperm bank; reproduction; artificial insemination; pregnancy; educational; easy to understand
Bird, L. L., "It Takes Love (and Some Other Stuff) to Make a Baby" (2014). Diverse Families. 148.