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Searching for a biological father: looking for order in the chaos

I have just watched the Australian film Sperm Donors Anonymous.  It is about donor conceived adults wanting to understand more about themselves by finding their biological father and also about donors who want to make connections with the people they … Continue reading

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Thinking about donor conception siblings

I am aware of not having written for a while but I think there is no point in blogging just for the sake of it and somehow nothing has inspired me to put fingers to keyboard – even though there … Continue reading

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Just who is an egg or sperm donor to a recipient family?

Despite the fact that some people are still resisting telling their children about being donor conceived, there is beginning to be a real shift in thinking by those of us who have been around the donor conception world for some … Continue reading

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We all need to know about availability of donors at UK clinics

I attended a meeting of the board of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) yesterday.  Over the last few months they have been doing some complex work examining the quality of the information they gather and how this is … Continue reading

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What are the needs of those who don’t tell AND a new Viking invasion?

It’s been a busy, busy week, mostly paying attention to writing and editing various contributions to DC Network’s next Journal – including a transcription of the panel of six children and teenagers at the London conference earlier this year – … 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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Listen to the children…It’s DCN conference time again

It’s the DC Network London conference on Sunday.  My rather enviable job has been to organise the speakers in the main morning and afternoon sessions.  I say enviable  because this is the fun bit.  All the really hard work is … Continue reading

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