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.

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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We’re just back from a National Meeting full of that lovely warm feeling that comes from meeting and re-connecting with other donor Mums and Dads, Mums and Dads to be and hopeful people starting out on their journeys.

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In 1975 Graham was diagnosed as having testicular cancer and had one testicle removed. In the 1990’s, after numerous tests, he and his wife were told they had ‘undiagnosed infertility’.

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Kathleen describes coming to terms with the possibility of not having a child.

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By Jody Suden

Can an anonymous donor-conceived child lead a happy and fulfilled life?

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The keynote talk at the Network National meeting in March 2008 was from members Penny and Lloyd. This is an edited version of their talk.

Penny

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Laura explains how she and her partner came to the decision to use a known donor.

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Claire, who also wrote Telling Benjamin, wrote this delightful story about the value of honesty ...

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In a newsletter Jane requested examples of ways in which parents have introduced the topic of DI or related issues to their children, Kate replied

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