The professionals that couples and individuals come across when undergoing fertility procedures with donated gametes and then as parents afterwards are enormously influential and important people. Whether you are an embryologist, nurse, counsellor, doctor, andrologist, receptionist in a fertility clinic, GP, paediatrician or any kind of mental health professional you are enormously welcome to this site and as a member of DC Network.
Using donated gametes to aid conception is much more than just taking the next logical step to making a baby once it is clear that would-be parents own gametes are not viable. It is helping to build a different sort of family. One where there will be at least one non-genetically connected parent. DC Network would like to involve all professionals in supporting parents in acknowledging this difference and preparing to take on the responsibilities associated with parenting by donor conception.
Please browse all sections of this site to understand more about how families and donor conceived people feel about donor conception and how you can best help them feel confident and comfortable with their decisions and in being open with their children.
Workshop for professionals Working with donor conception families
Making It Real
Our last workshop was on 13th March 2020 in London. Keep an eye out for news of the next one. Email us if you'd like to be added to our mailing list - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a clinic supporter scheme and the clinics listed here have shown their commitment to donor conception families by being part of this scheme. We recognise the important work they do helping people get pregnant and they recognise the important work we do in supporting the social and emotional well-being of those families for the long term. Clinic Supporters.
Using a surrogate? Looking for legal advice or help? Have a look at our fantastic list of legal firms who specialise and have a wealth of experience in donor conception and surrogacy related issues Lawyer Supporters.
Counsellors, fertility nurses, donor coordinators
We offer Professional Membership to anyone who works in the donor conception field, for example fertility counsellors, nurses and donor coordinators. Better still, get you clinic to sign up as a clinic supporter and we can include 3 members of staff as members as part of that scheme.
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