About the Author
LL Bird spent fifteen years as a family doctor explaining asthma, fixing boo boos, and helping patients through the most sensitive times of their lives. On the side, she wrote for San Francisco Bay Area newspapers, and was a medical consultant for human rights and social justice organizations. LL describes herself as an aging backpacker and beach bum, and a world music and futbol fanatic. She lives in Richmond, California, with her family, a white Easter bunny, and assorted pet rodents. The inspiration for It Takes Love came when her six-year-old son asked the dreaded question, “How does the sperm get inside the lady?” A panicked search for a book turned up many wonderful resources, but none for two-mom families that covered both reproduction and donor insemination.