New story books for children in solo mum and lesbian families

This is cool. Although the book I am writing (ahem) would be cooler (except it never gets past the confines of my skull).

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For about four years now DC Network has been struggling with the conundrum of how to produce story books for the children of single women and lesbians who have used more than sperm donation to help create their children. The organisation has for some years published books for children in both these family types conceived simply with donor sperm – which remains the way most children in solo or lesbian mum families are created – but with an increasing number of women using double or embryo donation, the challenge was to make available appropriate story books when there was not sufficient demand to justify printing them in bulk.   On-line publishing seemed the obvious way forward but it is not a straightforward thing to do, particularly if different factors like conceiving abroad, having twins rather than a singleton or using a known donor are to be taken into account as…

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