DCN Groups

DC Network has groups available to members. Some of these groups meet up, some are just for email contact and support, many are a mixture. On joining you will be sent details of all the groups and can join any that are nearby or relevant.  Don't forget to look out for the monthly "Meetups" bulletins with information about events.

Sub groups

We have a group for single women who would like to receive a regular bulletin on single women issues. We also have a group for members who are thinking of using, or have used, a family member as a donor. We have many other sub groups and can arrange to put you in touch with other people in similar circumstances.

Local groups and meetups

As contact with others can be so helpful we have many volunteers who coordinate local groups around the UK. To see what groups are currently active see the information below or join to receive the full details. If you can't see a group and would like information about starting one please get in touch with the office on dcngroups@dcnetwork.org. We have members all over the UK so there may well be others who would love to attend meetings in their area.


We are doing more work to connect people in areas where there are no local meetups. We currently have e-groups running in various parts of the country. You might want to start an e-group in your area or join an existing one.


Groups currently running*:



Single women's group Single We have over 700 single women in the network. This group meets annually for a picnic in London. You receive a contact list and can opt to also connect through a secret Facebook page (affiliated to DCN)
LGBTQ+ London and surrounding, open to all

Regular meetups in London

POF Women with POF  Currently running as a contact list and secret Facebook group


Leeds / North Yorkshire

Meets every season for a summer picnic / camping and a winter party – includes single and couple members.

Yorkshire Single women Meets regularly for family walks and socialising
Manchester General

Currently running as an e-group

North East General

Meetups happen 2-3 times a year usually family gatherings in locations across the region.

North West – Covering Liverpool, Manchester and the surrounding areas. Single women A group for Single women and Solo mums, from across the North West of England. They meet regularly either at a park, someone’s home or a place where the children can play.
Sheffield General

Meet twice annually for family gatherings, spring and summer

Scotland General Currently revising their schedule of meetups and recruiting new coordinators
Scotland Single women Regular meetings every 3 months usually in Edinburgh & Glasgow. A group which includes thinkers, triers and mums with children aged from babies to beyond.  


Market Harborough (East Midlands) Single women Regular meetups with children around Market Harborough
Nottinghamshire / East Midlands General Meets regularly for evening discussion groups and family gatherings. Join the secret Facebook group if you like, by emailing the coordinators.
West Midlands & Warwickshire General Regular meetings throughout the year, at various locations within the West Midlands. Family and social gatherings as well as discussions.
West Midlands & Warwickshire Single women Group formed in early 2017, keen to offer more single women/solo mums in the area the chance to meet others. Regular dates set throughout the year.
Wales General

Vacancy for group coordinator. Running an e-group in Cardiff area


Cambridgeshire Single women

Group launched 2017 welcoming solo mums and single women on the journey.

East Anglia General Meets regularly for family gatherings and occasional discussion groups in the pub. Mostly meets in Norwich and the surrounding area.
Essex General Meets regularly for family gatherings and occasional discussion groups in the pub. Mostly meets in Norwich and the surrounding area.
Norfolk Single women

Norfolk based members can join this group.

Suffolk group can get in touch for an e-group as the formal group is currently not running in this area.


Berkshire Single women

Group for single women and solo mums in the region to meet up.

Hertfordshire General

Currently seeking a new coordinator to take on this group. We have a number of e-groups running in this area.

Kent General Meetings throughout the year, mainly family meetups. Geographical area changed each time on rotation so that they can try to cover the vast area of Kent! 
Kent Single women

Solo thinkers, triers, mums-to-be and mums from across the county. Open to thinkers/tryers and solo mums.

South East Single women This is a non-DCN group that roughly covers Berkshire, Surrey, Kent, Sussex & Hampshire and is a group for mums and mums to be who meet when possible. 
Surrey General Running 3 meetups a year, group restarted 2019
Sussex Single women

Group up and running again in 2018 meeting every quarter

Sussex General

This is group relaunched 2018 and holds family meetups and adult discussion groups,

Thames Valley General General group – open to all.  Ranging from thinkers and tryers to long-standing DCN members with near-adult offspring!  Meetings held four times a year, two evening meetups and two family picnics.
Thames Valley Single women

Aimed at thinkers & triers and mums of kids up to aged 10. Covering the Bucks, Berks, Oxon locations mainly.



General groups


London East

General Meetups occur 2-3 times annuallly
London North General Our longest running group, holds regular evening discussion groups 3 x yearly and two annual events, a summer picnic and a winter party.
London South East General

Regular meetings with at least 2-3 yearly meetings including evening discussion groups and a summer picnic.

London South West General

This group currently runs a summer picnics/ and a winter meetup.

London West General

This group meets three or four times a year for evening discussion groups plus they organise a summer picnic.

SIngle women's groups

London – Thinkers & Triers – LG6 Single women

Single women Thinkers and Tryers, group currently meeting in Central London.

London – New babies 2018+ Single women

Pregnant or with a baby born 2018+

London  - New babies 2015+ LG7 Single women

A London group for solo mums of babies born 2015+ or pregnant women.

London  - New babies 2012+ Single women

A London group for solo mums of babies born 2012 onwards from any kind of donor conception in the London area.

London - Babies born 2002-2006 Single women

Mums of children born from c2002 to 2006.


Bristol General


Bristol Single women

External non-DCN group running / New coordinator recruited

Devon and Cornwall Single women

Group for solo mums in Devon and Cornwall. Also welcome mums-to-be to offer some companionship, with 3 meetings planned a year in a central location.

Devon and Cornwall General Contact list available for members across the region
Hampshire General This group has regular meetings twice yearly, with a coffee morning and a family picnic. Usually around the Winchester area.
Wiltshire General

This group has regular meetings up to 3 times a year. Open to all. Often meet in a large park for a walk and a chat.

Wiltshire/ Hampshire/ Dorset Single women

This is a group for solo mums, triers and thinkers in the Wiltshire / Hampshire/ Dorset area.  Dates set for the next year. All welcome.

Ireland & Northern Ireland

Ireland General Regional Irish group. Welcomes parents of DC children and those exploring or in treatment. The group meets regularly with family events and adult discussion groups.
Ireland Single women

We have a contact list for single women in Ireland.You can also join the (non-DCN) Facebook oage.

Ireland - West  General  Members in the area have a contact list and meet up throughout the year