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.

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We would love to hear your views!

We'd love to hear your views on a range of subjects to help best decide how we support our community. There's also some questions about your interest in helping us in other ways as we develop the Network to make it fit for the future.

Closes midnight 10th December!

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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 and Webinars

We offer online and in-person workshops and webinars

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What's happening at DC Network

Some upcoming events

 6 Jan
What Can DCN Do For You Webinar | Online
For new and prospective members
 3 Feb 24
Destination Parenthood Workshop | Online
For heterosexual couples considering donor conception
 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+). 



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


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