We are very grateful to all those who have taken the time to write about their personal experiences of donor conception and issues relating to it. These stories are invaluable in helping to share common feelings around complex issues. Reading about how others have dealt with things is often very reassuring.
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I Do Have Brothers and Sisters!!
By Ellie, age 10 and three-quarters
Shirley and her half-sibling Becky presented their stories to a DCN national meeting several years ago (Ed. 2014)
Becky and her half-sibling Shirley presented their stories to a DCN national meeting several years ago (Ed. 2014)
A teenager’s viewpoint; leading to a lot of questions from mum and no answers…
Some of you have met Sam, my DI conceived oldest son, who has helped at Network Meetings for several years now. In the past he has joined me in being a speaker but he usually helps out with the library and book stall.
What is a 'real mother?' - Alison
At a National Meeting Alison told the moving story of how she handled her daughter's questions about egg donation.
When asked for the story of their journey to parenthood (once again) Sue and Don decided to go to the horses mouth...their DI conceived son David
Child of A Stranger - by Kathleen LaBounty, a young woman conceived through Anonymous Sperm Donation in the 1980's Discusses Anonymous Donor Issues
As an adult offspring of an anonymous sperm donor, I am telling pieces of my life story to provide the perspective of an offspring, to advocate for the needs of future offspring, and to expose relatively ignored complexities resulting from donor c