This is a PDF download, not a printed copy.
This booklet is for parents of children age 12 - 16 in heterosexual couple, solo mum and lesbian families and of all donation types. It is suitable for families who are just starting to 'tell' between these ages and those telling about a second donor for the first time. Chapters cover Making the Decision to Tell, Preparing to Tell; Some suggestions of how to go about Telling; Your Child's Development and 'Telling'; Language and Teenage Development; Reactions to Being Told; Particular Issues for Lesbian and Single Parents and a final section on the power of secrets, questions about half-siblings and searching for genetic connections. Written in a clear and easy to read style, this booklet, like the other three in the series, is full of quotes from experienced parents of donor conceived children.
This is an updated(June 2019) booklet for those telling for the first time. In late 2019, there will be a separate version for those who are continuing the conversation, already begun, as children move into teenage years.