Useful Resources

Books By Parents, Surrogates & Experts

Links to all these titles are available below. You you are attending at FTS seminar or conference, these titles can be pre-ordered from us (  for local pick-up, to save you shipping costs

Altruistic Surrogacy 

Labour Of Love (Simon & Schuster, 2016), by Australian surrogate Shannon Garner

Someone Else’s Child: A Surrogates Story, (University of Queensland Press, 2010) by Australian surrogate Sue Phillips

Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story (2012) by US parent Sara Connell

Surrogacy in USA – books by Gay dads

Our Journey – One Couple’s Guide to US Surrogacy, (2013) Richard Westoby

Mommy Man – How I went from Mild-mannered Geek to Gay Superdad (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014) by Jerry Mahoney

The Journey of Same-Sex Surrogacy: Discovering Ultimate Joy (2013) by Jason Warner

Surrogacy in USA – other

Gestational Surrogacy, A Primer (2012) by Victoria Ferrara

Surrogacy Was the Way: Twenty Intended Mothers Tell Their Stories, (2006) Zara Griswold

Pathways to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy (Brown Walker Press, 2005) by Stacy Ziegler

Delivering Hope –  The Extraordinary Journey of a Surrogate Mom (HeartSet 2009) by Pamela McPhee

Surrogacy: An Essential Guide to the Surrogacy Process, Surrogacy Costs, and Finding a Surrogate Mother (2014) (by Dianne Whitfield)

Successful Surrogacy: An Intended Parents’ Guide to a Rewarding Relationship With Their Surrogate Mother (Roosevelt Academy Press 2015) Susan Fuller

Considering Surrogacy (2012) by Lisa Oliver 

The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy Is Transforming the American Family (St Martins Press, 2013) by Leslie Morgan Steiner 

Surrogacy in Ukraine

My Ukranian Surrogacy Journey (2018) by Bianca Smith

Surrogacy In Mexico

A Practical Guide to Surrogacy, (2015) by Jeanne Daniels

Surrogacy in Thailand

Designer Baby (Impact press, 2017) by parent Aaron Elias Brunsdon (Thai journey)

Surrogacy – Our Families Journey (Matador, 2017) by James Phillip (Thai journey)

Surrogacy in India

Without A Doubt -an Irish Couples Journey Through IVF, Adoption & Surrogacy (Merrion Press , 2017) by Fiona Whyte & Sean Malone

Namaste Baby – A Journey To Surrogacy In India (Troubadour  2013) by Susan Clare

The Sacred Thread: A True Story of Becoming a Mother and Finding a Family– Half a World Away (2012) Adrienne Arieff


Birthing a Mother The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self (University of California Press 2010) by Elly Teman  the first ethnography to probe the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood.

When You Cant Have a Child – personal stories of living through infertility and childlessness  Powell & Stagoll (Allen & Unwin, 1992)

Fatherhood for Gay Men – (Harrington Park Press, 2003) by Kevin McGarry (about Adoption rather than surrogacy)

What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting, (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011) by Marc Sedaka

Everything Conceivable How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World  (2007) by Liza Mundy

The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception (Harvard Business School Press 2006) by Deborah Spar 

Books Explaining Surrogacy to Children

Surrogacy – A Magical Delivery (2010) by Tamra Martin

Why I’m So Special – A Book About Surrogacy (2010) by Carla Lewis Long

Mommy, Did I Grow in Your Tummy? (EM Greenberg Press, 2011) by Elaine Gordon

Your Tummy Time – a surrogacy Story, (2013) by Natalia Padgen

The Very Kind Koala: A Surrogacy Story for Children (2013) by Kimberley Kluger-Bell

The Kangaroo Pouch: A story about surrogacy for young Children (2007) by Sarah Phillips Pellet

A Surrogacy Book for Young Children: Grown in Another Garden (2016) by Crystal Falk

Books Explaining Surrogacy to Children with Gay Dads

Why I’m So Special: A Book About Surrogacy with two daddies (2011) by Carla Lewis Long

The Baby Kangaroo Treasure Hunt, a gay parenting story (2009) by Carmen Martinez Jover

The Twin Kangaroo Treasure Hunt – a gay parenting story (2013) by Carmen Martinez Jover

Daddy, Papa & Me (Tricycle Press, 2009) by Leslea Newman

Some People Have Two Dads (2012) Luca Panzini & Fabir Kramer

Gal & Noa’s Daddies (2013) by Shosh Pinkas