Getting started

An in-person event for anyone considering donor conception and wondering what they need to think about.

Are you thinking about using donor conception? If so, we know you’ll have lots of questions. Our new ‘Getting Started’ event is the perfect place to start getting answers. Join us and hear from:

  • An embryologist from a UK clinic giving essential medical info
  • A donor conceived adult talking about their experiences of growing up DC
  • Parents by donor conception talking through their decision-making and life as a parent

Suitable for everyone at the start of their donor conception journey:

This event is perfect for same-sex and heterosexual couples and for those planning to become single parents. It's a friendly, inclusive chance to meet others at a similar stage in a relaxed environment at this in-person event.

Affordable and impartial:

This one-day event costs just £75 when booked before 29 Feb and the 11am start time makes it easy to get to Waterloo and home in a day. This event is a Donor Conception Network event so you can rest assured that all information will be impartial and based on our experience of working with donor conception families for the past 30 years.

Essential info:

  • 13 April, 11am-5pm
  • London Waterloo
  • £75 per person/£130 per couple before 29/02
  • Friendly and inclusive

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If you’re new to DCN and haven’t yet had donor conceived children, we have a few options that are especially designed for you. ‘Getting Started’ is our one-day event which provides all the information you need to get started on your route to parenthood. Speakers include an embryologist from a UK clinic to help you understand the medical elements, as well as donor conception families who share their real-life stories. Our ‘Destination Parenthood’ workshop is a much smaller, more intimate space with three facilitators for a maximum of 14 participants and you’ll work through the emotional side of using donor conception to make or extend your family. See our table to compare what each option gives you.

Feeling unsure?

We know this is an emotional topic. We’re really looking forward to seeing you and the event promises to be a warm and friendly space with lots of support available. If you’d like to have a chat before booking, please feel free to give us a call on 020 7282 2608 or email as we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.