Monthly Archives: August 2013

Egg donation? Out and proud is best for all

Judging by the success of TV programmes like One Born Every Minute and now the second series of The Midwives on BBC 2, it seems we can’t get enough of the miracle of pregnancy and birth.  Last night the focus was on … Continue reading

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When is a known donor a parent?

At the risk of repeating myself or being boring I’m going to test your patience with yet another blog about known donors. The impetus this time is an article in the Guardian on Saturday’s Weekend section where Shawn Hitchins recounts … Continue reading

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Who is a parent?

I have just been sent a lovely photo of a young woman.  She has been volunteering in the DC Network office for some weeks gaining work experience before going abroad for a year as part of her language degree at … Continue reading

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Known donors? NI? Think again

Thinking of using NI with a known donor or if you are a sperm donor having sex with your recipient?  Think again.  A ruling in the British courts has made a donor who met a married woman recipient through the … Continue reading

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On being wanted

Both our donor conceived children – now very grown-up adults – have said quite spontaneously from time to time how much it means to them to know that they were wanted.  They were, very much so, but we have never … Continue reading

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