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.
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In 1945 my father, a surgeon in the United States, arranged for my mother to undergo this procedure at the University of Chicago Medical School. After the second world war DI was introduced as a new technique.
Bill Cordray is an American now in his sixties who was told he was donor conceived when he was 37.
By Ellie, age 10 and three-quarters
Shirley and her half-sibling Becky presented their stories to a DCN national meeting several years ago (Ed. 2014)
Becky and her half-sibling Shirley presented their stories to a DCN national meeting several years ago (Ed. 2014)
Some of you have met Sam, my DI conceived oldest son, who has helped at Network Meetings for several years now. In the past he has joined me in being a speaker but he usually helps out with the library and book stall.
An egg donor and mother of a sperm donor conceived child tells why she would be happy for children born from her donated eggs to have access to information about her.
Olivia Montuschi, one of the founders of DCN ponders the tricky question of language around donor conception