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Book Title: Mommy’s Oven by Brandi Pearce
Category: Children’s Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Feb 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone. Suitable for all ages.
In this true story, young August learns about how he will get a new little brother. He learns of how his little brother will grow in someone else’s tummy, not his mommy’s. Will he look like Augie? Will he grow for too long? Will Augie get to take his little brother home once he is born? Join August on this new, exciting adventure of getting a new little brother in a very unique way. If you are looking for a way to help your children understand that families can be created in many different ways, this is a story to keep on your bookshelf!
Having battled Crohn’s Disease for most of her life and after undergoing 82 abdominal surgeries, Brandi Pearce knew she wouldn’t be able to carry children of her own. After a successful surrogacy resulted in her son, August, years later, she wondered how to explain to August that he was getting a new brother who was growing in someone else’s belly. That’s when Mommy’s Oven, Pearce’s debut children’s, book was born. Pearce wants other parents to be able to teach their own children that every family creation is unique and special. She hopes to inspire hope in overcoming adversity, as well as true miracles with this book.
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Enter the Giveaway:
When I was ill with Crohn’s disease, I thought my world was over. After so many close calls, 82 surgeries and 6 years in the hospital, I didn’t think I could experience worse. But years later when I received the call telling me that it was absolutely not possible for me to carry a child….I crumbled. I experienced a new, debilitating pain that was unbearable.
The idea that the one thing I grew up dreaming about my entire life was taken away by the same nightmare that had already wreaked havoc on my life, was devastating. But only God knows what he has planned for our lives.
After an amazing friend offered the most selfless gift of carrying our child, I knew the plan was better than I could have ever imagined. Don’t get me wrong, it was not easy. It was a rollercoaster of emotions. It was unbelievably hard on both of our bodies. It was financially and legally complex. However, it was worth every minute!
Surrogacy opened my eyes to a new world of miracles, and trust me, I thought I had seen them all. Now we have two of those incredible miracles and our lives are full of crazy messy fun, laughter and cuddles.
Thank you for your time!
August (Augie) is the little boy in the book. He’s always wanted to have a brother or sister. Because his mommy can’t have a baby, a surrogate is going to carry a baby for Augie’s parents.
Just like people say that they have a bun in their oven, Augie’s mom and dad used this method of explaining to him about carrying a baby. His parents were very open with him about the surrogate mother. He got to meet her and go to the hospital for her initial sonogram appointment.
This book presents a positive way of helping young children understand about surrogacy. Mommy’s Oven can be very helpful for families who are having a baby this way.
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