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Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación

Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación

We love this bilingual children’s book about different kinds of families. In Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación, by Carolina Robbiano, many types of families are shown. Some have two parents, some have one. Some have parents living in different houses, or two moms, or two dads. Some children live with grandparents and some families have many children; others have none. “Becoming a family through non-traditional means is barely explored in children’s literature,” Robbiano says, “and yet it is an important story for children of such families. It assures them that they are loved and that being different is not only okay but it is certainly the new normal.”

Robbiano, first searched for a book that could tell her own child the truth about how he came into the world to complete her family. Her search for a book that could ease him into the process without making him insecure came up fruitless. So “I just decided to write the book I couldn´t find in the market” says the author. “WANTED… is my tribute of love for my family,” Robbiano says. “Many people were helpful as we went through our surrogacy journey. I wanted to pay it forward by making this work available to others who may find themselves in a similar situation. It’s a small gesture to say, ‘thanks’ and ‘you are not alone.’”

Wanted-Illustration-by-francesca-massai-illo-94082124221541-5633155c7f25f

The illustrations, by Francesca Massai, are colorful and imaginative.

Wanted: A Journey to Surrogacy / Un viaje hacia la subrogación offers a simple message about families of all types to help children between the ages of 4 and 8 understand the many versions of parenthood.