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.
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I always knew that my mums went to a clinic and that I was conceived through artificial insemination with the help of donor sperm.
This story was written by Jane in 2018.
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 the talk given at the 2003 March national meeting in London by Mary MacLeod, then Chief Executive of the National Family and Parenting Institute.
Olivia Montuschi offers some supportive insights into the fear that haunts parents of donor conceived children....
An egg donor and mother of a sperm donor conceived child tells why she would be happy for children born from her donated eggs to have access to information about her.
Olivia Montuschi, one of the founders of DCN ponders the tricky question of language around donor conception
Lesbian mum Suzy talks about how she and her partner created and added to their family.