Lorraine Wilde is currently writing her memoir, Egg Mama: An Egg Donor and Her Extraordinary Family.
Twelve years ago, Lorraine donated some of her eggs to an infertile couple. Today, she is another kind of mother. She has a unique family relationship with twin 11-year old girls born from those eggs.
With occasional grace and frequent mistakes, Egg Mama chronicles her survival of Mother’s Day, their parents’ divorce, and her decision to use an anonymous sperm donor to conceive a set of twins of her own.
Against the backdrop of this completely unique family, Egg Mama shares Lorraine’s own transformative journey. At 25, she was a career-driven, neurotic, divorced scientist, unsure of what she really wanted from life. Forced to choose between the man she loved and her chance at motherhood, she took the man. But the profound bonds they formed with these precocious little sprites drove them to conquer their own infertility and become the confident, stalwart parents of many that they are today.
Fifty thousand babies are born using alternative reproduction each year. Everyone connected with them will be captivated by this clever, heart-warming story where love conquers all.