Feeling Good: What helps children & teenagers feel good about themselves as donor conceived people?

What makes us the sort of people that we are? How much are we influenced by our parents when it is our parents who bring us up? How much is down to our genes? And how much is down to the environment that we live in?
This is a summary of Marilyn Crawshaw’s presentation to the DC Network Meeting held in Birmingham on 2 October 2004

Being a Family: Raising children well

This is the talk given at the 2003 March national meeting in London by Mary MacLeod, then Chief Executive of the National Family and Parenting Institute. The feeling at the meeting was that this was an exceptionally powerful and valuable address, and so we have decided that everyone should have the opportunity to read the full text.  It remains a profound and very moving read.