Monthly Archives: February 2014

Egg donors ARE available in UK…so why are clinics still sending people to Spain

Result!  At one of the morning workshops at the HFEA conference in London yesterday it became clear that we had in the room someone from a clinic in Scotland where they had many waiting recipients and no egg donors and … Continue reading

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So that’s what we are…reluctant pioneers, redefining kinship

For many years, those of us in DC Network who speak and write about donor conception matters have talked about the mixed feelings we parents have about needing to use donated eggs or sperm to create our families and the … Continue reading

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What Makes a Baby?

Over the 21 years that DC Network has been in existence I have had the opportunity to review many books intended to help parents share information about donor conception with their young children.  They range from the bluntly factual (mostly … Continue reading

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Is it OK for others to know about donor conception before a child understands?

It’s been a frustrating week.  My beloved iMac had to have a hard drive transplant and as I don’t own any other platforms I was left high and dry for five days, only retrieving emails from Walter’s old lap-top, which … Continue reading

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The big challenge for male/female couple parents

Last week Wendy Kramer posted on her Yahoo group a powerful and insightful piece of writing by adoptee Kristi Blazi Lado. She was responding to the MTV Generation Cryo series – sadly not currently viewable in the UK – where … Continue reading

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Former donors: your re-registration as identifiable is needed

At last, an article about a donor who has chosen to re-register as identifiable to people he has helped create!  Published on-line on Friday and in The Guardian Family section on Saturday, ‘Chris Whitman’ (pseudonym) describes how in 1991/2 he … Continue reading

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