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Donor egg books for child

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Stealthynamechange Wed 01-Jul-20 06:01:56

Sorry not really Aibu but cant find where best to post for traffic.
I have a donor egg conceived ds (3 years) all the story books ive found about this so far are rubbish!
Can anyone recomend a decent one to explain this to him in an age appropriate way please?
Thank you

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Yeahnahmum Wed 01-Jul-20 06:05:51

No books. Just talk about it. Start now. Make it normal. So that he grows up knowing how he was conceived and how it was normal. If you wait until he is say 5, it becomes a thing. And it shouldn't. Just talk to him.
Tell him some kids have 2 mums. Some have 2 dads. Some have 1 parent. Some are adopted and some are donor conveived. Tell him we are all different. Tell him whatever you feel is right
But do tell him now. He won't understand the full idea
But that doesn't matter. Tell him. Make it normal. smile x

Stealthynamechange Wed 01-Jul-20 06:10:05

Thank you, yes i want him to grow up thinking its normal, i guess i just dont know how to tell him. I know it will be harder the longer i leave it, his dad & i are no longer together which makes it harder i think.

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DingleDangleCrow Wed 01-Jul-20 06:13:14

Nosy Crow have published one that talks about egg donation, amongst other things.

SparkleM Wed 01-Jul-20 06:51:35

Have a look at The Families Book by Todd Parr. Whilst it doesn’t refer to egg donation it’s a very easy and colourful book to introduce to very young children that there are lots of different ways to be a family. It gives a good starting point to a drip drip approach that helps kids understand And value difference.

Jellycatismyspiritanimal Wed 01-Jul-20 06:57:34

A friend of mine got her son The Pea That Was Me by Kimberly Kluger-Bell, there a lots of variations on the book depending on your specific circumstances.

Mintychoc1 Wed 01-Jul-20 07:06:35

The donor conception network have a list of good books.

FeminismandWomensFights Wed 01-Jul-20 07:13:18

The donor conception network have a list of good books yes and they run meetings and offer support for parents and give practical advice on telling their children about their origins.

yellowsunset Wed 01-Jul-20 07:51:06


Ticktocklovelyclock Wed 01-Jul-20 08:09:30

Donor Conception Network are very good and have books/ literature etc

Stealthynamechange Wed 01-Jul-20 14:35:28

Great thank you everyone, really appreciate the replies. I'll take a look at all your suggestions.

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