Top 5 Books for Explaining Surrogacy to Children

by Admin on July 15, 2016

The surrogacy process can be confusing for adults to understand. So, you may not know where to start when it comes to explaining the process to your children. We know, and we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list is of the top 5 books on Amazon that simplify the surrogacy process in terms that your children will understand.

1. Sophia’s Broken Crayons: A Story of Surrogacy from a Young Child’s Perspective

Sophia’s Broken Crayons is a book for young children, recommended for children ages 2 to 6 years old which tells a story of surrogacy from a young child’s perspective in a practical way that children can understand and grasp. Follow the story of Sophia as she learns about sharing and helping out friends in need as well as why moms and dads choose surrogates to help grow their families and why surrogates choose to help other families that way.

2. Why I’m So Special: A Book About Surrogacy With Two Daddies

Why I’m so special: A Book about Surrogacy with Two Daddies is a lighthearted picture book on surrogacy with two daddies. The book is a story that all parents who used a surrogate may share with their young children to let them know just how special they are. This story is ultimately about hope, perseverance, and lots of love.

3. The Kangaroo Pouch: A story about surrogacy for young children

The Kangaroo Pouch introduces young children, ages 2-to-8, to the concept of surrogacy. The story is narrated by a young kangaroo named Oliver whose mother has decided to help another family have a baby. The Kangaroo Pouch is designed to act not only as a conversation starter, but also as a “how-to” manual for children to refer to throughout the surrogacy journey. The book has been reviewed by child specialists to ensure that it conveys age-appropriate messages.

4. The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children

The Very Kind Koala is a charming picture book for young children which provides an introduction to surrogacy through the simple story of a koala bear and her husband who needed the help of a very kind koala to carry their baby in her pouch. Parents can begin reading this story to children as young as 3 years of age to begin the dialog about their own helpful surrogate.

5. Daddy Dog and Papi Panda’s Rainbow Family: It takes love to make a family

“It only takes love to make a family.” This children’s book is about the formation of a non-traditional family. The characters are same sex parents who created their family through a combination of adoption and surrogacy. The book presents the topic of a modern family in a simple fun way geared towards children.


Resources: All photos and book descriptions are from Amazon

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