Tag Archives: sperm donation

Non-telling parents build drafty houses

Like many women of my age I am part of a book club.  We are currently reading In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman.  It is a deep and complex tale of two friends, both of … Continue reading

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We need to understand better how infertile men feel

Sunday’s DCN conference in London was a triumph.  The panel of parents and one donor conceived adult talking about what their donor means to them were honest, reflective, warm and funny (yes, there was lots of laughter), the small groups … Continue reading

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Viking sperm, yawn…what about the Americans?

What is it about Vikings that fires up the British media so much?  Yesterday’s Guardian had a central two page spread of some silly people wearing red outfits and horned helmets and tonight BBC2 has a documentary called The Vikings … Continue reading

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New films of donor conceived young people talking about their lives

UPDATE AT 10th October 2014: These films are now available to buy (on one DVD) from the DCN website http://www.dcnetwork.org/products/product/different-story-revisited-dvd At long last I am able to announce that DC Network’s two new films of donor conceived children and young … 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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Southampton…a (surprisingly) lovely place to have donor conception…and other news

It has been a fascinating week but one that is very difficult to blog about in the detail I would like to share, because of the confidential nature of some of the encounters I have had.  Suffice to say that … Continue reading

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Former donors: your re-registration as identifiable is needed

At last, an article about a donor who has chosen to re-register as identifiable to people he has helped create!  Published on-line on Friday and in The Guardian Family section on Saturday, ‘Chris Whitman’ (pseudonym) describes how in 1991/2 he … 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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Limerick here we come

We came back from the Friuli area of Italy on Tuesday.  If you are not familiar with this north-eastern corner of the blessed country I highly recommend a visit.  Not many Brits make it past Venice, unless it is to … Continue reading

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Anonymity for donors: apparently still a contentious issue

Returned from New York on Tuesday having had a wonderful time in the city and with Zannah, who is thriving.  Walter, who never goes anywhere without his iPad, drew my attention on Monday to an article in Bio News by … Continue reading

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