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.
Use the drop-down options to search for particular story types. And if you would like to contribute your own story, please do get in touch with us.
Carly's Story - daughter in a solo mum family
Hi, I’m Carly.
My Mum had me through shared embryo donation. This is my story so far.
Combating loneliness as a solo mum
"It is very important to me and essential for my mental health that I still have an active social life, so I have worked hard on figuring out how best to achieve that when I am the sole carer for my daughter."
Having a second child as a solo mum - Lynda's story
I had always dreamed I would have a family. I always thought that if I kept on living my life, doing the things I enjoyed, working and travelling then at some point I would meet the right partner for me and we would have children.
Grateful to receive, glad to give - Emma's egg-sharing story
This story was written by Emma in 2018.
"The children will always know about their donor" - Sophy's story
This personal story was written by Sophy in 2018.
Conversations - Hannah's Solo Mum Story
This story was written by Hannah in 2018.
"I remain indebted to a stranger"
"Life is not always particularly easy but I remain indebted to a stranger, a man I have never met and may never meet, a man who gave me the greatest gifts of all."
"I was finally on the right path" - Kati's journey to solo motherhood
Written by DCN member Kati in 2018.
Toby’s Special Story - By solo mum Jane
Toby’s Story - Five Years On