Monthly Archives: December 2012

From an (anxious) resident of Christmas Land

It’s that weird time of year again.  When there is still work to be done but somehow your head isn’t there.  Maybe this is just a woman thing, but I have a tendency to become a (reluctant) resident of what … Continue reading

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What do we know about donors?

Just set back from London’s busy Tottenham Court Road and round the corner from University College Hospital’s very swizzy new Cancer Centre is the old Royal Ear Hospital, now taken over by UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture.  This rather cold … Continue reading

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What do half-sibs mean and when should kids be told about them?

I want to return to a topic I have touched on before, that of children conceived with the help of the same donor but being brought up in other families.  Half-siblings is the most usual way these people are referred … Continue reading

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A sad and bad time for donor conceived people

It’s not a good time for donor conceived people at the moment.  Olivia Pratten has had her ground-breaking judgement that records of DC people should be treated in the same way as adoption records, overturned in the Court of Appeal … Continue reading

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Cork DC parents not want to talk…we couldn’t stop them!

We have just returned from a wonderful couple of days in Cork, SW Ireland.  Not only did the sun shine but the proposed workshop for about thirty parents of donor conceived children turned into an event for 130! About twelve … Continue reading

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