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This Dad Finds A Beautiful Way To Explain Surrogacy To His Children

Because what a beautiful family story.

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When cartoonist Charles Danziger went through the surrogacy process to start his family, he decided that there should be a story about it.

Charles Danziger

"I wanted to find a way to introduce the topic of surrogacy to children and families in a charming and warm-hearted way," Danziger, creator of illustrated parenting blog Boys in 'Burbs, says. "Since I couldn't find any of those stories, I decided to make one myself."

The cartoon series "All Our Wishes" tells the tale of two father mice who want to have a baby.

Charles Danziger

Danziger, who has a 2- and a 19-month-old son with his partner, says of the cartoon: "I hope it will reinforce the idea that the big difference between kids born through surrogacy and other kids is...nothing!"

And the story of surrogacy isn't just meant for people who have experience with it.

"Every child on the playground might have questions about how different families form," Danziger says. "Surrogacy is becoming more and more common, and what better way to educate children than through cartoons."


Danziger looks forward to reading this story to his children (once they're a little older), and he hopes other kids can enjoy it, too.

Charles Danziger

"I'd be delighted to turn this story into a book because I've found nothing that tackles the topic of surrogacy in this way for children," Danziger says. "And besides, what parent wouldn't like to read his own kids' book to his kids?!"

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