Monthly Archives: November 2014

A sad story of not quite being able to jump…

Over my many years as a founder of DC Network I have had the pleasure of talking with a large number of single women – childless by circumstance – who have chosen donor conception as a way of founding their … Continue reading

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The ‘good enough’ parent of donor conceived children

Despite having disfigured my face in a fall on the previous Friday,  I took part on Sunday in one of DC Network’s Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood workshops as the specialist speaker on psycho-social issues.  I am really a stand-in … Continue reading

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New story books for children in solo mum and lesbian families

For about four years now DC Network has been struggling with the conundrum of how to produce story books for the children of single women and lesbians who have used more than sperm donation to help create their children. The … Continue reading

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Known sperm donors: Could heterosexual men be a better bet?

I have written about the pitfalls of known donor insemination before but sadly a news item in The Independent yesterday detailed the decline of yet another relationship between donor and recipient, and their respective partners, into “mutual loathing” involving bitter … Continue reading

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Some things change, most don’t at the Fertility Show

Another November, another Fertility Show.  I just looked back at what I wrote during that weekend a year ago and much of it stands today,  “I’ve just seen Walter off to do his stint on the DC Network stand at … Continue reading

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