Solo Mums: Personal Stories

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.

Use the drop-down options to search for particular story types. And if you would like to contribute your own story, please do get in touch with us.

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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?

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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.

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Olivia Montuschi offers some supportive insights into the fear that haunts parents of donor conceived children....

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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.

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Olivia Montuschi, one of the founders of DCN ponders the tricky question of language around donor conception

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I'm 35 and single. I've recently completed 1 full IVF cycle using donor sperm and 2 frozen embryo cycles, all of which have been unsuccessful, but I haven't given up yet.

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A mother describes the experience of discovering and meeting her children’s half sibling.

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Planning a family as a single woman
a letter from Emily to would-be solo mums

Dear Would-be Solo Mum

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Planning a family:
a letter from Olivia to would-be DC Parents about telling

Dear Would-be Parents

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IVF –The Decision To Go It Alone

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