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.

Surrogacy, who needs a lawyer and why?

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Fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble celebrates the legal changes that have empowered LGBT families in the UK

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Spencer and Joel - two dad story

Written by Spencer in 2019

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This story was written by Mel in 2019.

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I always knew that my mums went to a clinic and that I was conceived through artificial insemination with the help of donor sperm.

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I discovered through a DNA testing website that I was conceived with a sperm donor. Since then, I've found that I have at least fourteen half-siblings and one donor who is, genetically, half of me.

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