Donor Conception Network

Parent led: child focused. Supporting donor conception families for over 25 years

We are a supportive network of more than 2,000 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people.

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Info Session: For prospective members - 18th May 2021

Join this FREE session to find out more about what the Donor Conception Network offers and details of our services and resources for prospective parents, parents, children and families. We will have a short presentation and then an opportunity for you to ask questions.

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Choices and Challenges Webinar

We're excited for our next webinar for people at the early stages of considering donor conception. These sessions provide an overview of the what to consider and what issues and feelings can come up.

Upcoming dates

Last few spaces! In-person Telling & Talking workshop for solo and lesbian parents of children aged 0-7 Saturday, 12 June, 9:30am-4:30pm (London)

Next month we’re excited to be restarting our in person workshops with this one-day workshop for solo mums and lesbian couples with donor-conceived children aged 0-7. It will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Islington, North London, with all necessary regulations in place according to the Government’s roadmap.

The workshop is intended for those who are wondering about how to start talking to their child or children about their donor-conceived origins, or who may have already begun the ‘telling’ process.

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Considering egg, sperm, double or embryo donation? 

Looking for information or support? Feeling alone?

If you are contemplating donor conception or are having treatment, whether in the UK or abroad (whatever kind of donor you are using) we are here to offer support and information. We can help you think through your questions and concerns; just click on the section below that fits to get details aimed more specifically at you and your situation.

If you are at the early stages you might want to attend a Choices and Challenges Webinar to get an overview of donor conception and what to consider.

Choices and Challenges

Our professionally run, facilitated Preparation Workshops provide more in-depth and focussed spaces to explore your hopes and fears and share with others at a similar stage. Feedback from these workshops is extremely positive and we know they can be transformative.

Preparation for Parenthood

Already parents? Looking for help with telling your child?

If you are pregnant or already have children of any age conceived through donor conception then we have lots of resources as well as support and information for you and your family.

If you would like a dedicated opportunity to explore how to start the conversation with your children about how they were conceived you might like to attend one of our Telling and Talking workshops.

Telling and Talking

If you are looking for books to support 'telling' have a look in our bookshop and choose the section that fits your situation best. We have a range of books for children called 'Our Story' and a series for parents called 'Telling and Talking' which cover developmental stages (0-7yrs, 8-12yrs and 12yrs+).  

Bookshop

If you have older children (12yrs+) or adult children who you haven't told yet we can help explore that and offer support Telling Older Children and Adults