Tag Archives: going abroad

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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When the conditions aren’t right, ambivalence really needs listening to

What are we to make of the article leading the Family Section of The Guardian on Saturday this week?  Titled,  “I wasted £30,000 on a baby I didn’t want” it is the story of how single journalist Claudia Connell went … Continue reading

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The birds and the…Irish donor bees

There is a real irony to the title of this post.  One of the dads at Saturday’s NISIG conference in Limerick had everyone in stitches with his reference to telling children about the birds and the donor bees, but the … Continue reading

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When the past provides a guide but not an answer to the present

I have recently been approached by a counsellor who works with many people going abroad for fertility treatments including donation.  She was looking for examples of children and young people feeling comfortable about having an anonymous donor.  This is how … Continue reading

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Thoughts about egg donation and ‘telling’

An issue that has been rumbling about in my mind for a while came up unexpectedly at the DCN Trustee/Steering Group meeting on Saturday.  Are families where egg donation has been used to help conceive a child finding it harder … Continue reading

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