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‘Coming out’ as a Donor Conception Family

My Saturday morning reading always starts with the Family section of The Guardian.  If the sun is shining and I can sit in the conservatory then that’s a blissful bonus.  This Saturday there was a different column in place of … Continue reading

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Being ‘different’: Feel the fear and do it anyway

Someone posted a blog on my Facebook page the other day from a mum to egg donation conceived twins about her ambivalence around ‘telling’ them about their beginnings.  It reminded me how very difficult most parents find starting the story…in … Continue reading

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When ‘telling’ is hard to start

“We have won the war” I heard someone say the other day.  She was referring to the debate about whether or not children should be told about their beginnings by donor conception.  It is true, the default position in the … Continue reading

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A bad experience leads to a good opportunity

A very positive article about egg donation in the UK in The Guardian Family Section this weekend made me smile, but it also made me worry about where the item might end up.  Would it be OK, for instance, for … 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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Mixed feelings about the Fertility Show

It’s Fertility Show time again at the weekend and with it comes my struggle with this essentially commercial showcase for fertility clinics – most of them touting for business from overseas – and the various snake oil salespeople offering hope … 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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