Monthly Archives: January 2012

Spanish fandango

A lot of DC Network members have children conceived at clinics in Spain…a country that must derive a huge amount of it’s foreign income from cycles of fertility treatment.  The laws are liberal in this country.  Much more so than … Continue reading

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The difficulties of talking with friends and family

It’s interesting how talking with family and friends about donor conception now seems to be much more of an issue than sharing information with the child concerned.  That is with DC Network members anyway.  I still get very frustrated with … Continue reading

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We were promised sex, we got fertility

So who saw How Sex Works last night on BBC3?  Tipped off by Laura Witjens of National Gamete Donation Trust http://www.ngdt.co.uk I decided to watch as she said it would include something about egg donation.  The trailer in the Guardian … Continue reading

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Why are some clinics restricting information about donors?

Choosing a donor is a big deal.  This has nothing to do with trying to create ‘designer babies’ and everything to do with stacking the odds so that a child is likely to broadly ‘fit’ in a family.  It is … Continue reading

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Who is a parent?

On Monday we sent out from the DC Network office invitations to our members for the national meeting on 17th March.  The title of the main session is Nature/Nurture: What do we really know?   This seems to have struck … Continue reading

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Feel the fear and do it anyway guys

Just because I wrote the Telling and Talking booklets six years ago and thousands have been downloaded or sold via DCN, I sometimes delude myself into thinking that no-one now fears sharing information with their children about donor conception.  I … Continue reading

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Giving birth…to a booklet!

To continue on the theme of new beginnings, I have just given birth to a new baby!  No, this is not my wonderful grand-daughter whose big blue eyes and chubby cheeks look out at me every time I open my … Continue reading

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