Monthly Archives: April 2014

So what is a DC Network conference like?

Here’s a snapshot:  The venue – a huge ultra-modern secondary school (high school in US equivalent) situated in a mixed residential area in inner North London.  The people – 250 parents and potential parents of donor conceived children; 70 under … Continue reading

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All about donor offspring and those wonderful people…the donors

Two Stop Press pieces of news.  First, today’s (Saturday 26th April) Times newspaper carries an article in their colour supplement about donor conceived people and donors.  One of the stories features the offspring and donor I wrote about in a … Continue reading

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Listen to the children…It’s DCN conference time again

It’s the DC Network London conference on Sunday.  My rather enviable job has been to organise the speakers in the main morning and afternoon sessions.  I say enviable  because this is the fun bit.  All the really hard work is … Continue reading

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The prevalence of ambivalence

Another Wednesday, another episode of Generation Cryo.  This week Bree (see previous two blogs for backstory) met up with Bostonian half-sister twins Molly and Paige age 20 and their brother Will age 16, all four conceived with the help of … Continue reading

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Just what is the role of parents when it comes to connecting with half-siblings?

The question in the title of this blog has been rolling around in my head since I watched the second episode of Generation Cryo on Wednesday night.  I really don’t have any hard and fast answers to this but all … Continue reading

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Generation Cryo…more than just a teenagers journey

Much trailed from the US, the first episode of Generation Cryo showed on MTV in the UK last night.  I was an avid watcher, but sadly without any family members as Walter’s heavy cold took him to bed (no TV … Continue reading

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Listen, watch, take part…Learn

I am busy this week trying to set up visits to clinics so that I can understand more about their donation programmes – how and where they recruit donors and something about the counselling and preparation process for both donors … Continue reading

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