This booklet is for parents of young people and adults aged 17+ who are preparing to 'tell' in later teenage years or older. Chapters cover Making the Decision to Tell; Preparing to Tell; Some suggestions of how to go about Telling; Reactions to Being Told and a final section on the power of secrets, questions about half-siblings and searching for genetic connections. Written in a supportive, clear and easy to read style, this booklet, like the other three in the series, is full of quotes from experienced parents of donor conceived children and donor conceived adults themselves.
Parents may also want to read Telling and Talking with Family and Friends to help with openness with relatives and others.
DC Network is able to offer particular help and support to parents who have yet to 'tell' their adult children. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further help and information.