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A happy and amazingly illustrated story for children, full of beautiful metaphors that explains surrogacy from a new perspective.
A happy and amazingly illustrated story for children, full of beautiful metaphors that explains surrogacy from a new perspective.
A happy and amazingly illustrated story for children, full of beautiful metaphors that explains surrogacy from a new perspective.
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In september 2010, we had to find out everything about the intricate international surrogacy process. It was a hard journey, full of ups and downs, of experience and learning, but best of all, plenty of joy. 

In April 2012, when our boy was born and our hearts were full of happiness, we planned to devise a way to make this venture more friendly and better guided for other families following the process. 

First, we created the blog parejade3.com including all the information we would have liked to have before starting our process. When we got better acquainted with the subject, we made up our minds to support the cause for our children’s rights more actively by appearing on tv, the press and radio. We have also become active members of the Son Nuestros Hijos non-profit association fighting for the public familiarization and regulation of this assisted reproduction technique in our country. 

In addition, we created Mylittler.com a website meant to offer everything we would have liked to have at hand when we went through our first surrogation process, together with that we would like to use to explain our children their birth.

mylittler.com
mylittler.com

Our first project consisted on E-cards designed to brighten-up the relationship with the woman who helps raise our families. They are simple, meaningful, loving messages written to send news or just express feelings occurring to the participants of the process. These are already available (for free) on our website. 

When we began our search for the best way to tell our son about his birth, we found many books explaining surrogation from a technical or an adult’s perspectives. Every book we read focused mainly on the unhappiness caused by the incapacity to bear a child and the difficulties to go through a surrogation process… the child appearing only at the end of the story… but that was not the way we wanted our children to face their background.

So, hands on, I explored the exciting world of the illustrated albums, learned to write stories for children, looked into new formats, illustrations, language, and, particularly, how to reach children as readers. After a lot of writing and edition “Dotty’s way home” was finished.

As an experienced graphic designer, I knew that I had to find a professional to give my words life. I met Aurora Portillo, a very talented illustrator who read the story and became 100% involved with it, so she drew the characters Dotty, Hope and Lucy.

Aurora Portillo
Aurora Portillo
The process...
The process...

The story begins when two parents send a bird named Hope to wake up Dotty to start his trip home. But things do not work as they should, so together they start the adventure to find another way to meet with his parents who are waiting for him. Eventually, with the help of the cute Quokkas and Lucy, Dotty succeeds to find the way to reach his destination. The illustrations are endearing, full of color and textures. The book modelling was made with love and care.

 Chapter 1

We know there are families like us around the world so we would like this book to be a contribution to the standardization of these kind of families. Our aim is to offer it to many children born by surrogacy and we need your help to get the funding to fulfill the last stage, printing the book. 

That ‘s why we have started this kickstarter campaign: We want to print 600 copies of the book, 300 in English and 300 in Spanish, Deluxe edition: 22 x 22 cm, 72 pages approx. (5 chapters), matt lamination hard cover, full color.

The books are almost ready to send to press, only missing your names!

(*) We will choose the illustrations for the postcards during the campaign with all the sponsors.

(**) There will be 10 illustrations for you to choose.

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

We have invested time and effort to get here... if we do not get the funds to print the book, we will take longer to have this tool available to parents like us.

The greatest challenge is to manage to reach all those families and capture their interest.

The risk might be to get greater demand than forecast stock. For that we should be able to adjust the printing in progress.

On the other hand, we should try to make the delivery terms as short as possible, as well as, be prepared to cope with any inconvenience caused by it.

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RIESGOS Y DESAFÍOS

Hemos invertido tiempo, esfuerzos y recursos para llegar hasta aquí… si no conseguimos el dinero para su impresión, tardaremos más en tener esa herramienta que podría ser útil a todos los padres que, como nosotros, quieren comenzar a transmitirle sus orígenes a sus hijos e hijas nacidos por gestación subrogada.

El mayor desafío es lograr llegar a todas estas familias y captar su interés.

Como riesgo, puede pasar que las familias interesadas en apoyar nuestro proyecto sobrepasen el stock previsto. Si eso sucede, creemos que podremos ajustar el tiraje sobre la marcha.

Por otro lado, intentamos que los tiempos de espera sean lo más ajustados a la realidad posible. Y también tener algún problema con algún envío… pero creemos que todo es solucionable.

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    ¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!

    You will receive a special thank you eCard on your email, we really appreciate your help!

    ESP:
    Recibirás una eCard especialmente diseñada para darte las gracias por email. ¡De verdad, apreciamos mucho tu ayuda!

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    DOTTY'S ADVENTURE IN YOUR EMAIL

    You will receive the Dotty's way home pdf and a special thank you ecard on your email.
    We will be glad to share Dotty's story with you!

    ESP:
    LA AVENTURA DE PUNTITO EN TU EMAIL

    Recibirás Puntito y su camino a casa en formato pdf, y una eCard especialmente diseñada para darte las gracias por email.

    ¡Estamos encantados de compartir la historia de Puntito contigo!

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    "DOTTY'S WAY HOME" IN YOUR HANDS!

    You will receive the "Dotty's way home" hardcover Kickstarter Special Edition printed Book. Plus "Dotty's way home" pdf and a special thank you ecard on your email. You can choose english or spanish version as you like.

    We are thrilled that you could have Dotty's Story in your hands!

    ESP:
    ¡"PUNTITO Y SU CAMINO A CASA" EN TUS MANOS!

    Recibirás el libro impreso de "Puntito y su camino a casa" Edición Especial para Kickstarter con tapa dura. Además del libro en formato pdf, y una eCard especialmente diseñada para darte las gracias por email. Puedes elegir la versión tanto en castellano como en inglés.

    ¡Estaremos encantados de que puedas tener la historia de Puntito en tus manos!

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    "DOTTY'S WAY HOME" + A LITTLE GIFT IN YOUR HANDS!

    You will receive the "Dotty's way home" hardcover Kickstarter Special Edition printed Book with your name as a kickstarter sponsor both in the printed version and the
    digital version of the book, and in a special place on our web. Plus a set of 2 special illustrated postcards from the book. You can choose english or spanish version as you like.
    + "Dotty's way home" pdf, and a special thank you ecard on your email.

    We are thrilled that you could have Dotty's Story and the beautiful postcards in your hands!

    ESP:
    ¡"PUNTITO Y SU CAMINO A CASA"+ POSTALES ILUSTRADAS EN TUS MANOS!

    Recibirás el libro impreso de "Puntito y su camino a casa" Edición Especial para Kickstarter con tapa dura, en castellano o en inglés, con tu nombre como patrocinador de Kickstarter tanto en libro impreso como en la versión digital, y también en nuestra web. Más un set de 2 postales con ilustraciones del libro.
    Además del libro en formato pdf, y una eCard especialmente diseñada para darte las gracias por email.

    ¡Estaremos encantados de que puedas tener la historia de Puntito y estas bellas postales en tus manos!

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    "DOTTY'S WAY HOME" IN YOUR HANDS, AND A PRINTED ILLUSTRATION FROM THE BOOK

    You will receive the "Dotty's way home" (english or spanish version) hardcover Kickstarter Special Edition printed Book with your name as a kickstarter sponsor both in the printed version and the digital version of the book, and in a special place on our web. Plus a 8,5 x 11 in. illustration from the book of your choice (there will be 10 illustrations for you to choose).
    + "Dotty's way home" pdf, and a special thank you ecard on your email.

    We are thrilled that you could have Dotty's Story and the amazing illustration printed in your hands!

    ESP:
    ¡"PUNTITO Y SU CAMINO A CASA" EN TUS MANOS, Y UNA ILUSTRACIÓN DEL LIBRO IMPRESA ¡PARA PONERLA DONDE QUIERAS!

    Recibirás el libro impreso de "Puntito y su camino a casa" (en inglés o castellano) Edición Especial para Kickstarter con tapa dura con tu nombre impreso como patrocinador de Kickstarter, tanto en la versión impresa como en la digital y en nuestra web. Más una lámina impresa en tamaño A4 de la ilustración del libro que prefieras (tendrás 10 opciones de ilustraciones para elegir).
    + El libro en formato pdf, y una eCard especialmente diseñada para darte las gracias por email.

    ¡Estaremos encantados de que puedas tener la historia de Puntito y esta hermosa lamina en tus manos!

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    Pledge €100 or more About $114

    "DOTTY'S WAY HOME" IN YOUR HANDS, AND A SET OF PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS DIFFERENT SIZES.

    You will receive the "Dotty's way home" (english or spanish version) hardcover Kickstarter Special Edition printed Book, with your name as a kickstarter sponsor both in the printed version and the digital version of the book, and in a special place on our web. Plus 2! 8,5 x 11 in. illustrations from the book of your choice (there will be 10 illustrations for you to choose). Plus a set of 2 special illustrated postcards from the book.
    + "Dotty's way home" pdf, and a special thank you ecard on your email.

    We are thrilled that you could have Dotty's Story and 4 of the beautiful illustrations from the book, printed in your hands!

    ESP:
    ¡"PUNTITO Y SU CAMINO A CASA" EN TUS MANOS, Y TODO EL SET DE ILUSTRACIONES IMPRESAS.

    Recibirás el libro impreso de "Puntito y su camino a casa" (en inglés o castellano) Edición Especial para Kickstarter con tapa dura y con tu nombre como patrocinador de Kickstarter tanto en la versión impresa como en la digital, y en nuestra web; el set de 2 postales con ilustraciones del libro, mas 2 laminas impresas en tamaño A4 de las ilustraciones del libro que prefieras (tendrás 10 opciones de ilustraciones para elegir)

    + El libro en formato pdf, y una eCard especialmente diseñada para darte las gracias por email.

    ¡Estaremos encantados de que puedas tener la historia de Puntito y 4 de sus bellas ilustraciones impresas en tus manos!

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,145

    SPECIAL AGENCY SPONSORSHIP 1

    You will receive 60 copies of "Dotty's way home" hardcover Kickstarter Special Edition printed Book (english or spanish version), with your logo as a special kickstarter sponsor both in the printed version and the digital version of the book, and in a special place on our website with a link to yours.
    The book in digital format, in two languages, that you may freely distribute to your customers.
    We would appreciate your support!

    ESP:
    PATROCINIO ESPECIAL PARA AGENCIAS 1

    Recibirás 60 copias del libro impreso de "Puntito y su camino a casa"Edición Especial para Kickstarter con tapa dura y con vuestro logo como patrocinador de Kickstarter tanto en la versión impresa como en la digital, y en nuestra web. Además el libro en formato digital tanto en inglés como en castellano para que podáis compartir con vuestros clientes libremente.

    Estaremos muy agradecidos con vuestro apoyo!

    ¡Estaremos encantados de que puedas tener la historia de Puntito en tus manos!

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    SPECIAL AGENCY SPONSORSHIP 2

    1.- Inclusion of your logo on a special page of agency sponsors, both in the printed version and the digital version of the book in 2 languages.
    2.- Inclusion of an advertising banner of your agency in the home of our website with a direct link to your web.
    3.- 15 copies of our printed book in the language of your choice (Spanish or English).
    4.- The book in digital format, in two languages, that you may freely distribute to your customers.
    5.- Priority in possible future collaborations with new products of Mylittler.com

    ESP:
    PATROCINIO ESPECIAL PARA AGENCIAS 2

    1.- Pondremos vuestro logo en una página especial dedicada a agencias patrocinadoras, tanto en la versión impresa como en la digital del libro en ambos idiomas.
    2.- Pondremos un banner publicitario de vuestra agencia en la home page de nuestra web con un link directo la vuestra.
    3.- 15 copias de nuestro libro impreso en el idioma que prefieras (Español o Inglés).
    4.- El libro en formato digital, en dos idiomas, que podrás distribuir libremente con tus clientes.
    5.- Prioridad en posibles colaboraciones con nuevos productos de Mylittler.com en el futuro.

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