Tag Archives: openness

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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Conversations on anonymity and openness at the Fertility Show

I’ve just seen Walter off to do his stint on the DC Network stand at the Fertility Show today.  I can be something of a control freak sometimes so he has strict instructions to keep the stand organised and tidy … Continue reading

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Nuffield Bio-Ethics report: the good, the bad and the ugly

As I was having my heart adjusted back to normal rhythm last Wednesday (and yes, it was successful) the Nuffield Council on Bio-Ethics was launching it’s long-awaited report into Ethical Aspects of Information Sharing in Donor Conception.  It’s a weighty … Continue reading

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It’s Fertility Show time again

This time next week the Fertility Show will be all over again for another year.  DC Network has very mixed feelings about having a stand at such a commercial event but Jonathan who runs it is a lovely man and … Continue reading

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Fertility education…another good reason for early telling

There was an interesting article in the Education section of The Guardian yesterday by Kate Brian whose blog Fertility Matters is always worth a read.  She was arguing that as around five children in each school class are likely to experience … Continue reading

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Parenting donor conceived children: Is it different?

Twelve years ago I gave a presentation at one of DCN’s national meetings on this topic.  I just came across it again as I was continuing to rifle through the personal stories on the web site towards transferring the most … Continue reading

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