About us/international friends
While we are a UK based organisation, we are one of the largest and best resourced associations solely devoted to donor conception issues in the world.
There is a world-wide network of consumer and patient infertility organisations – International Consumer Support for Infertility. Its community directory lists them all. Most are general support associations or websites focusing on infertility and treatment issues. Some particular friends of DC Network listed below.
Founded in 1993, the Donor Conception Support Group has over 1,000 members throughout Australia, as well as members in New Zealand, Canada, USA, China, Germany, Japan and UAE.
Australian online forum for single mothers who are considering or have chosen single motherhood by choice
The Infertility Network (IN) is an independent, registered Canadian charity which strives to:
Provide support and information to help people make informed choices about their family-building options.
Advocate for reform of gamete donation practices so that they may better meet the needs of offspring for medical and identity purposes.
Develop public understanding and awareness of infertility, reproductive technology and related issues
Maia is a web-based network for women and couples facing infertility and treatment issues, including adoption and surrogacy. It publishes three children’s story books (similar to the Network’s My Story and Our Story books), one for children conceived by sperm donation, one by egg donation and one by surrogacy.
Association Procréation Medicalement Anonyme
PMA is an advocacy organisation representing donor conceived adults. Its policy aims are to bring to an end anonymous donation, and to stop the practice of embryo donation. It has over 85 donor conceived adults as members.
DI-Netz came into being on 9th February 2013.
Spenderkinder is an advocacy organisation representing more than 50 donor conceived adults. Its policy aims are to bring to an end anonymous donation, to secure the right to information for donor conceived persons and to advocate for more openness.
The National Infertility Support & Information Group (NISIG) in Ireland is voluntary registered organisation offering information and support group to couples facing infertility and donor conception treatment issues.
Cercounbimbo is a support network for those facing infertility and assisted reproduction issues.
Cercounbimbo have a translation of the Network’s Telling and Talking 0-7 available as a free download on their site.
Polish fertility organisation that in 2011 translated the Telling and Talking booklets into Polish. Many congratulations to Nasz Bocian for their initiative and courage in speaking out against secrecy.