We offer online and in-person workshops and webinars
Destination Parenthood: donor conception, difference and decision making - workshop
Designed for those thinking about using donor conception to create their families, or those who have decided for sure to use this route but would like an opportunity to think through the implications before going ahead. We run separate events for single women and heterosexual couples.
At our national conferences (normally April and October) we offer a group for donor conceived children in school years 5 - 8, and non-donor conceived siblings in this age bracket. We also have a creative session called 'What Makes Me, Me?' that we currently run at our conferences and which is suitable for 8-15yr olds.
Free info session for new and prospective members - webinar
If you're a new DCN member, or thinking about joining our community, and would like to know more about what we offer prospective parents, parents, children and families then join this FREE session. We will have a short presentation and then an opportunity for you to ask questions. It's a webinar style event so you won't be visible to others.
For more info, and to sign up, visit the link below
Making It Real: For professionals working with donor conception families - workshop
Do you work with recipients of donor gametes (with or without surrogacy), or with donor conception families?
These workshops will deepen your own understanding of the ways in which creating a child using eggs, sperm or embryos from a third party, including with surrogacy, is different from standard fertility treatments. We look at how best to help prospective parents consider from the outset the lifetime implications for the child and the family. We also look at how to support families as children grow up and circumstances, as well as interest levels, may change.