Donor Conception Network

Parent led: child focused. Supporting donor conception families for 30 years

We're a supportive charity network of over 2,200, mainly UK-based, families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those thinking about or undergoing donor conception procedures and donor conceived people.

What's happening at DC Network

Some upcoming events

Aimed at
 18 May
DCN Chat for Solo parents to children 5 and under | Online
Solo mums and dads who have children ages 5 and under
 19 May
DCN Chat for Single women - thinker/tryers  | Online
Single women considering or in treatment using sperm or donor sperm or double donation
  21 May
Destination Parenthood Workshop - Het Couples | Online
Heterosexual couples thinking about donor conception to create or expand their family
 23 May
DCN Chat for donor conceived adults only | Online
DCPs over 18 to have an online space to meet with each other
 11 June
Telling & Talking Workshop 0-7 years | Online
Parents of children aged 0-7 years - IRISH CENTRIC mum & dad families
 25 June
Destination Parenthood Workshop - Single Women | Online
Single women thinking about donor conception to create or expand their family
 11 July
Free Info Session | Online
For prospective members wanting to know more about our membership

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 webinar to get an overview of donor conception and what to consider. Our professionally run, facilitated Destination Parenthood 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.

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We provide support through

Member services

Connection with others

They say it takes a village to raise children. Well, sometimes it takes a village to help you even contemplate that journey.

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Books and resources

Books and resources

We have a number of books and resources that can help you.

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Workshops and Webinars

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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+).  


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