Tag Archives: donor conception

More wise words from Wendy Kramer

I’m currently trying to work up the energy to blog about three important new books that have come out over the past month that all throw light on donor conception processes and families, but a sinus infection is keeping me … Continue reading

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Do Genes Matter?

The other evening the Progress Educational Trust (PET), in partnership with the University of Manchester, put on an event called Do Genes Matter?  There were speakers, a specialist lawyer, someone who runs an online service putting donors in touch with … Continue reading

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When love may not be enough

Last week The Guardian gave some Comment is Free space on their website to an opinion piece by Elizabeth Howard, a donor conceived adult.  It took the film Delivery Man as a starting point (she didn’t like it) but then moved on to … Continue reading

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Belgian DC families get organised

Belgium has a very mixed reputation.  It’s the country that went for 589 days without a government in 2010/11 but without many people outside of that country noticing…and that seems to be because, despite the European parliament being situated in … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a petri dish

There’s a regular little column in The Guardian Weekend mag called ‘What I’m really thinking’.  This week it featured, The IVF Child.  Not donor conceived but straight IVF, parents own  eggs and sperm but conceived in a petri dish rather … Continue reading

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What are genes?

What are genes was one of the intriguing questions posed in a very thought-provoking presentation by Professor Carol Smart at the first day of a two day conference on New Families and Genetic Identities held at the LSE in London. … Continue reading

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Reflections on thirty years of donor conception parenting

Tomorrow is the 30th birthday of our first donor conceived child – our now very adult son Will.  Apart from having yet another child pass a landmark birthday that firmly places his parents in the oldie camp, it is interesting … Continue reading

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