Monthly Archives: November 2015

Genes, identity and meaning in donor conception

I’ve said it here before and I’ll say it again, genetic connections matter hugely and they don’t matter at all.  This apparent paradox is something that every parent by donor conception needs to be able to manage in order to … Continue reading

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New book for donor conceived 8 – 12s

There was a lovely event at Waterstones in Piccadilly central London last night: DC Network launched their wonderful story book for 8 – 12 year old donor conceived children called Archie Nolan: Family Detective.  It is set in Sheffield and … Continue reading

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Sperm and Egg Donation Through the Years

Not unconnected to my previous post which is actively still being discussed, I would like to recommend the new book from the National Gamete Donation Trust called Donation Through the Years.  Here we find personal accounts of donors, donor conceived … Continue reading

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Respect is the key to getting others to listen to hard messages around donor conception

Fresh back from a week in the stormy rather than sunny Algarve, I dived into helping on the DC Network stand at the Fertility Show and within minutes was, as usual, overwhelmed by the crass commercialisation of the baby-making industry … Continue reading

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