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X, Y, and Me Book Series - Before You Were Born...Our Wish For A Baby

- The Story of an IVF Baby
- The Story of a Frozen Embryo
- The Story of Donor Insemination
- The Story of Donor Sperm (IVF)
- The Story of a Gestational Carrier
- The Story of Surrogacy
- The Story of a Donor Embryo
- The Story of Egg Donation (ePub)
- A Baby Conceived for Male Partners
- Single Dad - Traditional Surrogate
- Single Dad - Donor Egg / Gestational Carrier

- Single Mom - Donor Insemination (ePub)
- Single Mom - IVF Donor Sperm (ePub)
- Single Mom - Donor Egg/Sperm (ePub)
- Single Mom - Donor Embryo (ePub)

Note to Buyers: Titles with the ePub link next to them are only available as eBooks, which can not be printed. All other books are available as paperbacks or eBooks.

 

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Note to Parents: The "Before You Were Born" books were created to help as many parents as possible. Therefore, the illustrations are the same in every book and are not related to the text. (Please see an online sample version available for preview at the top of this page) The pictures show a typical day in the life of a child interacting with their parent. It was our intent to make the "parent" and "child" bears as gender and ethnically ambiguous as possible. We also wrote the books in such a way that whichever parent is reading the story is the "bear parent" speaking.

Each of our available stories from the X, Y, and Me Book Series are described below and additional books will be published by X, Y, and Me in the months and years to come. We offer our customers a variety of purchase methods, including a streamlined online buying process using PayPal, call-in orders, and email or fax orders. If you would like to make a purchase, just click on the 'Purchase Online' button on the menu to the left.


Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of An IVF Baby
A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization using the sperm and egg of the parents. The child is genetically related to both parents. This book does not use the words sperm or egg. The terms "test tube baby" and in vitro fertilization are used.

Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of Egg Donation
A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization using the father’s sperm and a donated egg. The embryo is placed into the uterus of the mother, who then carries and delivers the child. The child is genetically related to the father and the egg donor, but not the mother. This book does not use the words egg or sperm. The term donor is used. This book is written for heterosexual couples and uses the words "Mommy and Daddy"

Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of A Frozen Embryo
A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization using the sperm and egg of the parents. The embryo is frozen, thawed at a later time, then placed inside the mother. The child is genetically related to both parents. This book does not use the words sperm or egg.

Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of Donor Sperm Insemination
A baby conceived by intrauterine insemination using donor sperm. The child is genetically related to the mother and the donor, but not the father. The story does not use the words sperm or egg. The terms donor, mommy, and daddy are used in the book.

Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of Donor Sperm via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization using the mother’s egg and donor sperm. The child is genetically related to the mother and the donor, but not the father. This book does not use the words sperm or egg. The term donor is used.

Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of A Gestational Carrier
A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization using the mother’s egg and the father’s sperm. The embryo is placed into the uterus of another woman called a gestational carrier. This woman carries and delivers the baby. The child is genetically related to the mother and father, but not the gestational carrier. This book does not use the terms sperm or egg. It does use the term gestational carrier.

Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of Surrogacy
A baby conceived via intrauterine insemination, using the sperm of the father and the egg of the surrogate. The surrogate carries and delivers the baby. The child is genetically related to the father and the surrogate, but not the mother. This book does not use the words sperm or egg. The term surrogate is used.

Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story Of A Donor Embryo
A baby conceived by in vitro fertilization using the egg and sperm of another man and woman. The embryo is then donated to the mother and father. The embryo is placed into the uterus of the mother, who then carries and delivers the child. This child is not genetically related to either the mother or the father. This book does not use the terms sperm or egg. It does use the term embryo donation
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Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: A Baby Conceived For Male Partners
A baby conceived using the sperm of one male partner and the egg from a surrogate via intrauterine insemination. The child is genetically related to the donating male partner and the surrogate. This story does not use the terms sperm, egg, or have any reference to sexual preference. The term surrogate is used.

Single Dad – Traditional Surrogate
A child conceived for a single father by choice via intrauterine insemination, using the single dad’s sperm and the egg from a surrogate. The story does not contain the words sperm or egg. The term surrogate is used. There is no reference to a mother.

Single Dad - Donor egg / Gestational Carrier
A child conceived for a single father by choice using in vitro fertilization. This child is created using a donor egg and the single father’s sperm. The embryo is then placed into the uterus of a gestational carrier. This woman carries and delivers the child. The story does not contain the words sperm or egg. The terms donor and gestational carrier are used. There is no reference to a mother.

**A handful of our books are not currently available in paperback, but can be downloaded electronically at www.epubbud.com. Please note that ePub Books can not be printed. The following titles are offered as electronic versions only:

  • Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: The Story of a Donor Egg (ePub)
  • Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: Single Mom - Donor Insemination (ePub)
  • Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: Single Mom - IVF using Donor Sperm (ePub)
  • Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: Single Mom - Donor Egg / Donor Sperm (ePub)
  • Before You Were Born…..Our Wish for a Baby: Single Mom - Donor Embryo (ePub)
  • NO REFUNDS FOR DOWNLOADED BOOKS - ePUB BOOKS CAN NOT BE PRINTED

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Note to Single Parents: The "Before You Were Born" books were created to help as many parents as possible. Therefore, the illustrations are the same from book to book. (Please see the online sample book available for instant preview at the top of this page) Though portions of the textual content are unique in every book, we strongly suggest viewing the sample book and its illustrations prior to purchasing one of our books. Thank you!