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‘Coming out’ as a Donor Conception Family

My Saturday morning reading always starts with the Family section of The Guardian.  If the sun is shining and I can sit in the conservatory then that’s a blissful bonus.  This Saturday there was a different column in place of … Continue reading

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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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Telling children IS only the start but without it nothing else happens

Walter appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show today as part of a discussion about whether donor conceived children in the UK should have the right to make connections with others who were conceived with the same donor before they are … Continue reading

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Are non-telling parents braver than those who tell?

“You are not bad parents to want to keep it secret, I think it is often a braver thing to do” The above quote is from the Non-Telling thread on Fertility Friends and it intrigued me.  Could there possibly be … Continue reading

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Lessons for non-tellers from late tellers

I have recently been in touch with three families who have teenage or adult donor conceived children.  The ages range from 14 to 38.  Two of these families are preparing to tell their children for the first time that they … 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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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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