Explaining the idea of Gestational Surrogacy to your child may seem like one of the most difficult tasks of the process for both Intended Parents and Gestational Surrogates. Luckily, there are resources available to parents to help explain the process.

Young children far and wide will enjoy reading about the concept of Surrogacy in, “The Kangaroo Pouch.” This book lightly guides the reader through the journey of the decision-making process for the Surrogate, the pregnancy and the baby that is then given back to the biological parents.


Another wonderful children’s book is, “Sacha, the Little Bright Shooting Star: The Story of Surrogacy.” This beautiful tale is accompanied by watercolored illustrations all children will enjoy. It introduces the love story of Nita, the circus bear, and Nanook, a bear from the forest. The two travel the woods to follow their dream of having a baby of their own to share with the world.


“Why I’m So Special: A Story About Surrogacy,” is the perfect tool to starting a conversation with little ones who were given birth to via Surrogacy. It uses simplistic terms and explains the Surrogacy process in a warm and loving way.


In most cases, children are incredibly receptive to the idea of a Surrogate helping make a family’s dream come true. Keeping them informed will help them process the journey whether their parent is the Surrogate or the Intended Parent. Remember, children understand a lot more of what is going on around them than they are given credit for and with resources like these, you should have no problem explaining to them the beautiful experience that is Surrogacy!



Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter.