Being open with family, friends and others
What can help in thinking through openness –
- Reading accounts by donor conceived children and adults about the differences between living in families where openness was normal or not practiced. These can be found on this site, in books in our Library and on other web sites.
- Read the first Telling and Talking booklet which sets out reasons for being open, the limited circumstances when openness may not be in the best interests of children and ways of sharing information with those who do need to know.
What can help with deciding who needs to know and when –
- Read the Telling and Talking booklets for guidance and personal experiences on sharing information with others.
- In Personal Stories read the contributions by the panel on this topic at a recent DCN National Conference. We always have small groups on Telling Friends and Family at our conferences.
- Join DCN and talk with others about the ways they have approached talking with family and friends.