Solo Mums: 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.

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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 Sophy in 2018.

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This story was written by Hannah in 2018. 

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This story was written by Jane in 2018.

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Written by DCN member Kati in 2018.

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Toby’s Story - Five Years On

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This is a personal story from February 2018 written by Anna.

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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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