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.

A member reflects on when she first learned of her husband's infertility and how they both benefited from joining DCN

 

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Judy Watson writes about her son's enthusiasm for openness about his donor origins.

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As an adult offspring of an anonymous sperm donor, I am telling pieces of my life story to provide the perspective of an offspring, to advocate for the needs of future offspring, and to expose relatively ignored complexities resulting from donor c

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A mother describes the experience of discovering and meeting her children’s half sibling.

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Lesbian mum Suzy talks about how she and her partner created and added to their family.

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Planning a family:
a letter from Bridget and Andrea to lesbian couples

Dear would-be Lesbian Parent(s)

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Planning a family as a single women
a letter from Emily to would-be solo mums

Dear Would-be Solo Mum

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Planning a family:
a letter from Olivia to would-be DC Parents about telling

Dear Would-be Parents

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Planning a family using egg donation:
a letter from Rachel

Dear Would-Be Parents

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Planning a family using sperm donation:
a letter from Olivia to would-be DI Mums

Dear Would-be DI Mum

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