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.

Claire spoke movingly at a national meeting about how she and her husband Paul made the decision to be open with their children

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When asked for the story of their journey to parenthood (once again) Sue and Don decided to go to the horses mouth...their DI conceived son David

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A member reflects on when she first learned of her husband's infertility and how they both benefited from joining DCN

 

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Judy Watson writes about her son's enthusiasm for openness about his donor origins.

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As an adult offspring of an anonymous sperm donor, I am telling pieces of my life story to provide the perspective of an offspring, to advocate for the needs of future offspring, and to expose relatively ignored complexities resulting from donor c

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Planning a family:
a letter from Olivia to would-be DC Parents about telling

Dear Would-be Parents

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Planning a family using egg donation:
a letter from Rachel

Dear Would-Be Parents

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Planning a family using sperm donation:
a letter from Olivia to would-be DI Mums

Dear Would-be DI Mum

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Planning a family using sperm donation:
a letter from Walter to would-be sperm donation Dads

Dear would-be DI Dad

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Some of you have met Sam, my DI conceived oldest son aged 16, who has started coming with me to the Network Meetings. 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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