Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story

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Donor Sibling Registry
Publish Date
8.5 X 8.5 X 0.1 inches | 0.26 pounds

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About the Author

Wendy Kramer is author of Encomienda Politics in Early Colonial Guatemala, 1524-1544: Dividing the Spoils.


"Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story fills a noticeable gap in LGBTQ family books. While others have discussed how we make our babies, Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story takes the next step in addressing what can often be an elephant in the room for our families. The existence of donor siblings, and how to navigate those relationships, is deeply personal and family-specific. For those who are looking for a way to help their children understand the breadth of their biological relationships, Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story does an incredible, age-appropriate job at laying the framework in an interactive, light hearted way." - Amanda Hopping-Winn, Chief Program Officer, Family Equality Council

"A lovely book for children who were conceived with donor sperm or egg. Parents in all kinds of families will find it very helpful in explaining their child's conception story in a gentle, simple, and positive way. " - Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., psychotherapist and Founder/Director of Single Mothers by Choice

"A much-needed resource for parents and children in families created by donor conception. The author, Wendy Kramer, has a wealth of experience and a real understanding of the needs of donor conception families. This book will foster curiosity and inspire conversations in families where children want to learn more about their donor origins and connections." - Dr. Tabitha Freeman, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge

"Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story is a wonderful book that affirms the experience of children who have been donor-conceived. It's important for families to have a book like this to read to their kids, so that their children can understand who they are and where they came from. Wendy Kramer's book is long overdue!" - Jacqueline Mroz, author of Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation

"What a beautiful way to help donor children make sense of their stories! Wendy Kramer's open-hearted new book sees the love in families of all kinds and honors kids' curiosity about their genetic connections. This book will help donor children recognize themselves--it acknowledges that their families are real and worth getting to know, in all their possibilities. I wish I'd had this book when I was young..." - Sara Lamm, documentary filmmaker and donor-conceived person

"A creative and comfortable way to talk to our donor-conceived kids about their origins." - Ann Dixon, Co-founder, Serendip Studio

"As a psychotherapist, I work with many LGBT parents of donor conceived children who struggle to find the right language to speak to their children about the circumstance of their birth. They are also often afraid that learning about their donors and potential donor siblings will be upsetting or confusing to their children. Finally, I have a book to recommend to them! Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story is the perfect combination of honest, loving, and positive. I am keeping a pile of copies in my office. " - Liz Margolies, LCSW, psychotherapist and mother of a donor-conceived child

"Wow! I wish I'd had this book when I was growing up. It would have explained everything. It should be given to every donor kid." - B. Richard, donor-conceived college student