Tess Kossow

Mom. Entrepreneur. Author.

Ferris is my last embryo and the answered prayer of faith, love and science through IVF.

I made the decision to compose the I’m Very Ferris series after leaving corporate America and, once-and-for-all jumping into the risk of starting my own company.

I am a mother, first and foremost, and everything else comes second.  I believe you really can have and achieve anything you want…but you are going to have to work for it and expect nothing to be handed to you. 

Meet Ferris

Inspired by my own sweet boy, Ferris, the I’m Very Ferris children’s book series was created so parents have an easy way to talk about IVF with their kids.

The first in the Ferris series is just a few weeks away from being published and the manuscript for the second book in the series is underway.

I searched everywhere for books written for children to help explain In Vitro Feriliziation and I couldn’t find a single one – so I decided to write one!

After receiving such positive feedback on my early efforts, I not only completed the first manuscript but I’m also half way through the second book in the series!

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Finally…A Children’s Book about IVF

In vitro fertilization is complicated. It needs to be talked about. And not just at the grownup’s table. Children need to know about IVF and that it’s OK to ask questions. Because if it is going on with someone they trust, knowing can help in so many ways.

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The Cost of In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF

Insurance played a tremendously huge portion of IVF being attainable for Dan and I.  But, we would be bluffing if we didn’t say that it was a huge risk on us and a big hit on our wallets for the portions that were not covered. Was it worth it? I lose my breath thinking about life if we had gone a different route. 

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The IVF Bond

Infertility is extremely personal.  It gets you right in the pit of your stomach and the center of your heart.  Yet, when I meet women and men who are experiencing IVF, it’s as if an instant bond is made.  A friend for life.  Someone who was a complete stranger is now looked at in a different light because they, too, know what it is like to go through the impossible.

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I‘m Very Ferris is just darling and such a heartwarming story that so many families can relate to. Tess has tackled such a delicate subject, forging a new path for parents to talk about the journey of IVF with their kids. The captivating, whimsical illustrations are just icing on the cake for this amazing book!” 

– Lindsay Chan


I'm Very Ferris

I'm Very Ferris is the exciting entrance to a children's series that takes the delicate discussion of In Vitro Fertilization and makes it understandable and relatable through the eyes of a child.  Follow along with Ferris as he brings you into his little world and shares the adventure of his life and how he came to be.

I'm Very Ferris Takes a Bubble Bath

In the second installment in the I'm Very Ferris series.  Splash along with Ferris as he brings you into his latest adventure...a bubble bath!  Children will fall in love with this relatable bath time story all the while understanding what IVF is in a fun picture book series.

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