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.

I came home from the shops one day, delighted that I had bought the baby clothes for my cousin's new baby.

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Olivia Montuschi, one of the founders of the Network made this presentation to a national meeting in 2000

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This is an edited version of a talk given at a DC Network national meeting in Nottingham

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‘What’s life all about?’ This was just one of the questions running through my mind in the weeks after I found out I was firing blanks.

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This is Paul's account of his struggle to face up to have zero sperm and then what happened.

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The experience of infertility does not end with the birth of a donor conceived child.

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A new member talks about how he confronted his fears when he and partner came to their first DC Network meeting.

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Essay from a Member of the Donor Sibling Registry

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With Father's Day on the horizon my thoughts stray to the man whose gift allowed my children to come into being. This man is not the doctor or mid wife that delivered them. This man is their sperm donor.

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