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.

Clare share's her and her husband's journey to conceiving their two sons through double donation. 

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I had always dreamed I would have a family. I always thought that if I kept on living my life, doing the things I enjoyed, working and travelling then at some point I would meet the right partner for me and we would have children.

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This story was written by Emma in 2018.

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This personal story was written by Sara in 2018.

I always wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember, but didn’t have much luck with men.

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John and his partner Zack have a daughter through a surrogate, Anna. He explains how their relationship grew.

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This personal story was written by Sophy in 2018.

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This personal story was written by Emma in 2018.

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