Donor Conception Network

Parent led: child focused. Supporting donor conception families for 30 years

We're a supportive charity network of over 2,200, mainly UK-based, families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those thinking about or undergoing donor conception procedures and donor conceived people.

We provide support through

Member services

Connection with others

They say it takes a village to raise children. Well, sometimes it takes a village to help you even contemplate that journey.

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Books and resources

Books and resources

We have a number of books and resources that can help you.

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Workshops

Workshops and Webinars

We offer online and in-person workshops and webinars

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What's happening at DC Network

Some upcoming events

 3 Feb 24
'Destination Parenthood' Workshop | Online
For heterosexual couples considering donor conception
 2 Mar 24
'Telling and Talking' Workshop | Online
For mum and dad families with children 0-7 years
 4 Mar 24
'What can DCN do for you' Webinar | Online
For prospective and new DCN members
 23 Mar 24
'Destination Parenthood' Workshop | Online
For single women considering donor conception
 16 Apr 24
'Getting Started' | In-person
For everyone at the start of their donor conception journey
 26 Apr 24
'Making it Real' Workshop | Online
For professionals working with donor conception families and prospective parents
 4 May 24
Annual Spring Conference | In person
For all DCN members

Considering egg, sperm, double or embryo donation?

Looking for information or support? Feeling alone?

If you are contemplating donor conception or are having treatment, whether in the UK or abroad (whatever kind of donor you are using) we are here to offer support and information. We can help you think through your questions and concerns; just click on the section below that fits to get details aimed more specifically at you and your situation. If you are at the early stages you might want to attend a webinar to get an overview of donor conception and what to consider. Our professionally run, facilitated Destination Parenthood workshops provide more in-depth and focussed spaces to explore your hopes and fears and share with others at a similar stage. Feedback from these workshops is extremely positive and we know they can be transformative.

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Already parents? Looking for help with telling your child?

If you are pregnant or already have children of any age conceived through donor conception then we have lots of resources as well as support and information for you and your family.

If you would like a dedicated opportunity to explore how to start the conversation with your children about how they were conceived you might like to attend one of our Telling and Talking workshops.

Telling and Talking

 

If you are looking for books to support 'telling' have a look in our bookshop and choose the section that fits your situation best. We have a range of books for children called 'Our Story' and a series for parents called 'Telling and Talking' which cover developmental stages (0-7yrs, 8-12yrs and 12yrs+). 

Bookshop

 

If you have older children (12yrs+) or adult children who you haven't told yet we can help explore that and offer support Telling Older Children and Adults