THE WORLD NEEDED TO KNOW THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO MAKE AN LGBTQ FAMILY.
Jaimie Kelton and Robin Hopkins' families came about in different ways, so how many other stories were out there? Turns out, lots.
Inspired, the two friends launched their podcast asking LGTBQ families every question imaginable about their journeys to parenthood. And now the two hosts have written a book, If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We’ve Learned About Making An LGBTQ Family, based on dozens of interviews to help address recurring questions that came up during their podcast:
Is it important to have a child with your genetics?
How does one pick a sperm donor?
How will you talk to your children about where they came from?
And just how does one pay for a baby? Because, rumor has it, it costs a lot.
With insights and stories from guests such as StaceyAnn Chin, Judy Gold, and State Senator Zach Wahls, Jaimie and Robin go humorously in-depth and guide you on a journey that is equal parts funny, serious, happy, sad, celebratory, cautionary, and powerful.
You can read this book cover-to-cover or skip around like your very own LGBTQ choose-your-own-baby adventure book. You’ll learn a lot and laugh even more along the way!
Who knew making a baby could be this much fun?
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
Helping empower a whole new generation of LGBTQ people as they navigate their journey towards parenthood.
At a time in our nation's history when some politicians continute to target the rights of LGBTQ parents, Kelton and Hpkins are countering the conversation with accurate, informative, and inspiring advice for LGBTQ people looking to explore the beauty of having children.
—SARAH KATE ELLIS
PRESIDENT & CEO OF GLAAD
I fucking love this book.
It's funny. It's heartwarming. It's endearing. And it's eye-opening in terms of what LGBTQ folks go through to make a family.
But it's also relevant to people like me who've gone through the fertility process at a doctor's office.
ACTOR & COMEDIAN
IT'S POIGNANT, FUNNY, BEAUTIFUL, AND TALKS ABOUT WHAT TRULY MAKES A FAMILY. READ. LISTEN.
—OPHIRA EISENBERG COMEDIAN & HOST OF NPR'S "ASK ME ANYTHING"
This book highlights a wide array of different people and couples who share their family building journey. While many of the stories feature LGBTQ families that range from funny to moving, the book highlights just how much a family is a family, no matter how they began.
This is more than a book, it is an experience and a journey that takes us to places we may never have thought of. It is filled with the emotions of laughter and joy and it celebrates the concept of family both humorously and seriously.”
—AMOS LASSEN REVIEWS
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“IF THESE OVARIES COULD TALK IS A HILARIOUS AND INSIGHTFUL NEW BOOK!” —QueerForty
“The book is written in an accessible, down-to-earth style and arranged in a way that allows readers to skip around and create their own baby adventure book. Practical, relevant, and often humorous, this book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in creating a non-traditional family. And if you already have such a family, this book will reassure you that you are not alone.”
“If you want to be inspired by other LGBTQ families who have been have through some of the same decision-making processes; if you want to feel like you’re in a fun group discussion with other LGBTQ parents and their children that makes the whole experience less daunting; or if you want a book to share with non-LGBTQ relatives, friends, and neighbors about our families, then this is the book for you. Let’s hope these ovaries keep talking.”