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Genes and relationships: the new nature nurture debate

As regular readers of this blog will know, I’m a bit of a Guardian groupie so very exciting to have spent time this weekend inside the paper’s splendid new wavy-edged headquarters in London’s refurbished Kings Cross district.  My Masterclass in … Continue reading

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Co-parenting the responsible way

There was an interesting article in The Observer magazine on Sunday about the apparent rise in co-parenting.  As far as I could tell the families featured were all American but I suspect the same phenomena is happening in the UK, … Continue reading

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What do half-sibs mean and when should kids be told about them?

I want to return to a topic I have touched on before, that of children conceived with the help of the same donor but being brought up in other families.  Half-siblings is the most usual way these people are referred … Continue reading

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Thoughts on half-siblings and different family types

I have spent part of today with one of DC Network’s long-standing members whose teenage daughter is in touch with two half-siblings.  The three young people all met by accident through the Network and over the last two or three … 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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