Donor Conception Network

Parent led: child focused. Supporting donor conception families for over 25 years

We're a supportive charity network of over 2,500, 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

Join this FREE session to find out more about what the Donor Conception Network offers and details of our services and resources for prospective parents, parents, children and families. We will have a short presentation and then an opportunity for you to ask questions.

We understand that navigating donor conception treatments can be challenging. We can support you by providing the opportunity to hear from an impartial expert via a live webinar to help you to find the best pathway for you.

Some upcoming events

Date
Event
Aimed at
Link
  30 Nov
DCN Chat for women in same-sex couples | Online
 DCN members who are women in same-sex couples - prospective and parents alike
  02 Dec
DCN Chat for single women - thinkers & tryers  | Online
DCN members who are single women considering or in treatment using sperm or donor sperm or double donation
  25 Jan '22
FREE Info session | Online
 Anyone wanting to know more about what we offer prospective parents, parents, children and families
  29 Jan '22
Ask a Medical Expert Webinar | Online
 This webinar is suitable for all family & donation types who have not yet conceived via donor conception
 23 Apr '22
DCN National Conference | In-person
DC families and prospective families, focussed on DC topics

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 Choices and Challenges Webinar to get an overview of donor conception and what to consider.

Choices and Challenges

Our professionally run, facilitated Preparation 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.

Preparation for Parenthood

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+).  

Bookshop

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