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.

The experience of infertility does not end with the birth of a donor conceived child.

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A new member talks about how he confronted his fears when he and partner came to their first DC Network meeting.

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Essay from a Member of the Donor Sibling Registry

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With Father's Day on the horizon my thoughts stray to the man whose gift allowed my children to come into being. This man is not the doctor or mid wife that delivered them. This man is their sperm donor.

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Some of you have met Sam, my DI conceived oldest son, who has helped at Network Meetings for several years now. In the past he has joined me in being a speaker but he usually helps out with the library and book stall.

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At a National Meeting Alison told the moving story of how she handled her daughter's questions about egg donation.

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Laura explains how she and her partner came to the decision to use a known donor.

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Claire, who also wrote Telling Benjamin, wrote this delightful story about the value of honesty ...

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In a newsletter Jane requested examples of ways in which parents have introduced the topic of DI or related issues to their children, Kate replied

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