What to Say When Your Kids Ask “What Makes a Baby?”

childrens book for same sex parents This week’s One Cool Thing from IC

If you saw this headline and thought, “I have no idea. This stuff is hard to explain to adults, let alone kids!” then Cory Silverberg has a book for you.

Silverberg is an author and sexuality educator who has made a children’s book that answers the question for kids whose conception may not be so clear cut as Mom + Dad = Baby. As he explains on his Kickstarter Page to fund the book,

What Makes a Baby is my response to the fact that books about where babies come from leave many of us out. They tell a nice story (mommy + daddy + intercourse = you!) but the truth is that more and more of us are acknowledging the help we get to bring children into our lives. That help might be a doctor, fertility clinic, adoption or foster agency; it might be a turkey baster and a friend; it might be a sperm donor or a surrogate. What Makes a Baby helps parents tell children a story about where they came from that isn’t just true for them, but true for everyone.

What Makes a Baby is a beautifully illustrated 32-page hardcover book for children roughly from pre-school to 8-years-old. It’s written to include all kinds of kids, all kinds of adults, and all kinds of families – regardless of how many people were involved, what the orientation, gender identity, or other make up of the family is, or how it came to be that way.

Not surprisingly, Cory has already reached his funding goal on Kickstarter, proof that the book is a much needed resource for our type of family. Now we just want to help spread the news of this great resource. Check out Cory talking about the project in the video below.

You can help support the project for as little as $1 on Kickstarter, pre-order the book, or contact Cory here: cory@corysilverberg.com.

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