This is the PDF download, not a printed copy.
This booklet is for parents who told their children about their origins when they were young but are now wondering what the teenage and young adult years may bring in relation to donor conception.
Twenty-one young DC people were interviewed for the booklet and the content reflects their thoughts, feelings, concerns. There are practical recommendations for parents whilst acknowledging the often mixed feelings that come with these conversations.
The main focus is on ways of continuing the donor discussion with teenagers and beyond. Areas covered are: letting go of the information; adolescent development and DC; how children manage DC info in secondary school; interest (or not) in donors and half-siblings; DNA testing; preparing for opening of the HFEA register in 2023/24, and much more.