Workshops and webinars

We offer online and in-person workshops and webinars

Destination Parenthood: donor conception, difference and decision making - workshop

Designed for those thinking about using donor conception to create their families, or those who have decided for sure to use this route but would like an opportunity to think through the implications before going ahead. We run separate events for single women and heterosexual couples.

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Telling and Talking - workshop

Designed for those who already have children conceived this way and who want to explore different ways to talk to their young children about their origins.

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If you have checked the dates and no events are suitable you can register to be informed if new options are added.

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Children's groups

At our national conferences (normally April and October) we offer activities for donor conceived children and their non-donor conceived siblings in the 8-15 age bracket.

Register your child below if you wish to express an interest in the activities. 

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Find out more about our session 'What Makes Me, Me?' that we currently run at our conferences and which is suitable for 8-15yr olds.

What Makes Me, Me?

Free info session for new and prospective members - webinar

If you're a new DCN member, or thinking about joining our community, and would like to know more about what we offer prospective parents, parents, children and families then join this FREE session. We will have a short presentation and then an opportunity for you to ask questions. It's a webinar style event so you won't be visible to others.

For more info, and to sign up, visit the link below

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Making It Real: Workshop for professionals working with donor conception families 

Do you work with donor conception families or with patients using donor eggs, sperm or embryos? Our ‘Making it Real’ workshop is specially designed for you, to enhance your knowledge and understanding of this route to parenthood and help you offer families the support they need.

This workshop will deepen your own understanding of the ways in which creating a child using eggs, sperm or embryos from a third party, including with surrogacy, is different from standard fertility treatments. We look at how to help prospective parents consider the lifetime implications of this route for the child and the family. We also look at how to support families as children grow up and circumstances (and interest levels) change.

Our 2024 workshop will take place on 26 April 2024. We run this workshop just once each year and it usually sells out, so do sign up early if you’re interested.

Upcoming dates

Free info session for professionals - webinar

We run free information sessions every few months. If you would like get details of events and resources relevant to professionals working with donor conception families, please let us know.

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