Useful links

International friends

A list of our friends from around the world

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Lawyer supporters

If your patients or clients are considering using a surrogate or looking for legal advice or help, our lawyer supporters specialise and have a wealth of experience in donor conception and surrogacy related issues.

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Clinic supporters

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. 

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Other links

These organisations, blogs and websites below may have useful information and thoughtful commentary for those considering donor conception, families with children and donor conceived people.


Organisation / Blog

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

The UK regulator for the fertility sector.

HFEA website


The SEED (Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation) Trust (previously NGDT)

Support and information for donors.

Seed Trust website


British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)

List of UK fertility counsellors.

BICA website


The National Fertility Society (NFS)

NFS website


Donor Conceived Register (DCR)

Information and support group, as well as a register and matching service, for donors and donor conceived people conceived in UK clinics before 1991, which is when the HFEA was set up to record treatment details.

As of 2020 there are two sites for slightly different organisations offering support and information.

NHS website


DCR website


The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR)

DSR website


Fertility Friends

Online fertility forum

Fertility Friends website


British Fertility Society

BFS website


BFS public resources


Olivia's View

A personal blog by Olivia Montuschi giving a view on donor conception issues and life in general.

Olivia's website


Fertility Matters

Blog by Kate Brian, UK journalist, author and mother of two children conceived by IVF: well-written and well-informed comment on topical assisted conception matters.

Fertility Matters website


Julie Shapiro's blog

Informed, even-handed comments and questions on topical issues in assisted conception and particularly donor conception matters by an American Professor of Law.

Julie Shapiro's website


Progress Educational Trust (PET)

PET publish Bionews and run events relating to fertilty and embryology.

PET website


Fertility Network UK

Charity focussing on general fertility and infertility issues. Offers support, information and campaigns for fairness in funding and improved patient care.

Fertility Network website


Daisy Network

Support for women affected by POI (premature ovarian insufficiency)

Daisy Network website


One at a Time

Research and information on best practice for clinics and patients to opt to transfer one embryo at a time unless specific circumstances suggest more than one would be medically more appropriate.



Department of Health and Social Care (UK)

DH website


Counselling Directory

General counselling directory.

Counselling Directory website


Creating a Family

US fertility website with useful resources for donor conception families.

Creating a family website


Emily's solo despatches

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The LGBT Mummies Tribe

LGBT Mummies Tribe website