REVIEWS FOR FROM THE START
"Love is the thing that makes a family and From the Start encapsulates this important message in the sweetest and most touching way. We can't wait to read it to our daughter."
“Having helped thousands of families, I know that there is without question a deep need for a children's book like this, for parents and children alike. From the Start is a beautiful, special, and heartfelt way to help children see and feel the beautiful, special, and incredible love that forms so many families, including their own."
- Richard Vaughn
Founding Partner of International
Fertility Law Group and parent through
egg donation and surrogacy
“As a mom by adoption and someone who has dedicated my career to helping others build their families through adoption, I am so grateful for this book. From the Start is a great conversation starter! It's inclusive, age-appropriate, and serves as a wonderful introduction to the ‘helpers’ who assist in creating families through assisted reproductive technologies and adoption. Let's keep talking about all the ways families can be built.”
From the Start is the first and only children's book that address almost every family building path available. Many kids' books are available for specific family constellations and family building processes but From the Start is the only one that encompasses so many paths to parenthood in one book. It's incredibly sweet message combined with the lyrical poetry will male children beg their parents to read it nightly. I will definitely be recommending it to all of my clients who become parents through collaborative reproduction or adoption."
- Carole Lieber-Wilkins
MA, MFT specializing in third-party reproduction and parent through egg donation and adoption
"I think it is so important for parents via egg/sperm donors and surrogates to celebrate their journey. It is doubly important for these parents to share the birth story with their children from a very young age. Stephanie and Alana do a great job of simplifying a very complicated process. I am looking forward to sharing this book with my children."