Personal Stories

We are very grateful to all those who have taken the time to write about their personal experiences of donor conception and issues relating to it. These stories are invaluable in helping to share common feelings around complex issues. Reading about how others have dealt with things is often very reassuring.

Use the drop-down options to search for particular story types. And if you would like to contribute your own story, please do get in touch with us.

After 10 years in the DC Network Clare and Paul Wells wrote about why the national meetings are still important for their family.

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Laura reflects on the impact of several DCN national meetings during her husband's and her journey to parenthood using a known sperm donor

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What makes us the sort of people that we are? How much are we influenced by our parents when it is our parents who bring us up? How much is down to our genes? And how much is down to the environment that we live in?

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This is the talk given at the 2003 March national meeting in London by Mary MacLeod, then Chief Executive of the National Family and Parenting Institute.

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Olivia Montuschi offers some supportive insights into the fear that haunts parents of donor conceived children....

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I came home from the shops one day, delighted that I had bought the baby clothes for my cousin's new baby.

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Olivia Montuschi, one of the founders of the Network made this presentation to a national meeting in 2000

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This is an edited version of a talk given at a DC Network national meeting in Nottingham

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‘What’s life all about?’ This was just one of the questions running through my mind in the weeks after I found out I was firing blanks.

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