Useful Links

Lawyer supporters

Using a surrogate? Looking for legal advice or help? Have a look at our fantastic list of legal firms who specialise and have a wealth of experience in donor conception and surrogacy related issues.

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Other links

These organisations, blogs and websites below may have useful information and thoughtful commentary for those considering donor conception, families with children and donor conceived people.




The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

The UK regulator for the fertility sector.

The SEED (Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation) Trust (previously NGDT)

Support and information for donors.

British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)

List of UK fertility counsellors.

The National Fertility Society (NFS)

Donor Conceived Register

Information and support group, as well as a register and matching service, for donors and donor conceived people conceived in UK clinics before 1991, which is when the HFEA was set up to record treatment details.

As of 2020 there are two sites for slightly different organisations offering support and information.

The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR)

Fertility Friends

Online fertility forum

British Fertility Society

Olivia's View

A personal blog by Olivia Montuschi giving a view on donor conception issues and life in general.

Fertility Matters

Blog by Kate Brian, UK journalist, author and mother of two children conceived by IVF: well-written and well-informed comment on topical assisted conception matters.
Julie Shapiro's blog

Informed, even-handed comments and questions on topical issues in assisted conception and particularly donor conception matters by an American Professor of Law.

Progress Educational Trust (PET)

PET publish Bionews and run events relating to fertilty and embryology.

Fertility Network UK

Charity focussing on general fertility and infertility issues. Offers support, information and campaigns for fairness in funding and improved patient care.

Daisy Network

Support for women affected by POI (premature ovarian insufficiency)

One at a TIme

Research and information on best practice for clinics and patients to opt to transfer one embryo at a time unless specific circumstances suggest more than one would be medically more appropriate.

Department of Health

Counselling Directory

General counselling directory.

Creating a Family

US fertility website with useful resources for donor conception families.

Emily's solo despatches

MailChimp newsletter for single women.

The LGBT Mummies Tribe