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.

IVF –The Decision To Go It Alone

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.

What is a 'real mother?' - Alison

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

Three Sisters Make One Baby

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

The emotional side of egg donation

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