Monthly Archives: November 2013

German DC parents speak out

Walter went to Erlangen, near Nuremberg last weekend to take part in an important event in the German donor conception world.  This was a two day conference organised jointly by the Spermbank of Erlangen and Petra Thorn, a counsellor who … Continue reading

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Never under-estimate the power of the car

Once again it is the Guardian Family Section on Saturday that has inspired my thinking about a particular aspect of donor conception and family life.  This time as issue devoted to cars! Car journeys have an important place in the … Continue reading

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When the conditions aren’t right, ambivalence really needs listening to

What are we to make of the article leading the Family Section of The Guardian on Saturday this week?  Titled,  “I wasted £30,000 on a baby I didn’t want” it is the story of how single journalist Claudia Connell went … Continue reading

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Regulation for connection…US and UK style

I’ve just been dipping into Naomi Cahn’s book The New Kinship: Constructing Donor Conceived Families.  Naomi is a professor of law at George Washington Law School so she writes about the topic from an American perspective, but her propositions are … Continue reading

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Conversations on anonymity and openness at the Fertility Show

I’ve just seen Walter off to do his stint on the DC Network stand at the Fertility Show today.  I can be something of a control freak sometimes so he has strict instructions to keep the stand organised and tidy … Continue reading

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