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.

Shirley and her half-sibling Becky presented their stories to a DCN national meeting several years ago (Ed. 2014)

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Becky and her half-sibling Shirley presented their stories to a DCN national meeting several years ago (Ed. 2014)

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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.

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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.

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Olivia Montuschi, one of the founders of DCN ponders the tricky question of language around donor conception

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I'm 35 and single. I've recently completed 1 full IVF cycle using donor sperm and 2 frozen embryo cycles, all of which have been unsuccessful, but I haven't given up yet.

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At a National Meeting Alison told the moving story of how she handled her daughter's questions about egg donation.

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The story of our family, by Michelle and Simon......

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Alex, and her sisters, Helen and Charlotte told their wonderful story at a DCN National Meeting. For clarity, this version as if by Charlotte.

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This very moving post first appeared on the Fertility Friends web forum in 2007.  It is reproduced here with permission of the writer.  A small amount of editing has taken place in order to explain terminology and protect the name of the a

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