• 2018 Time to tell seminar
    Talking to your children about how you became a family with the help of a donor or surrogate.
    Saturday, 6 October from 9:30 AM to 4.00 PM
  • New brochures on preimplantation genetic screening and ICSI
  • New report on donor conception records released
    A new report, 'The History of Donor of Conception Records in Victoria', was launched at the Louis Waller Lecture on Wednesday, 21 March.
  • VARTA to facilitate parent support groups
    In 2018, VARTA will be facilitating two support groups for parents (or potential parents) of donor-conceived children
  • 'Donor conception: towards openness' exhibition
    This ground-breaking exhibition explores the human story of donor conception is available online.

DONOR CONCEPTION REGISTER SERVICES

VARTA manages the Central Register and the Voluntary Register and provides support for people who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor, donors, and their families.

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Latest news

DNA testing means donor conception secrets are being revealed

September 2018

The increasing popularity of DNA ancestral testing such as 23andme and ancestry.com means that some people are finding out that they are not genetically connected with family members in the way that they may have thought.

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DNA testing means donor conception secrets are being revealed

Have your say on assisted reproductive treatment legislation in Victoria

August 2018

The Victorian Government wants to hear your views and experiences about the way assisted reproductive treatment (ART) is provided in Victoria.

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Have your say on assisted reproductive treatment legislation in Victoria

Telling your adult child they are donor-conceived

March 2018

When donor conception was first practised, sperm and egg donations were made anonymously. Historically, parents were encouraged to maintain secrecy about their donor treatment. Time has shown that this approach may not have been in the best interests of the child born.

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Telling your adult child they are donor-conceived

New law gives all donor-conceived Victorians the right to know their heritage

February 2017

New donor conception laws were implemented in Victoria on 1 March 2017. This world-first legislation gives all people conceived in Victorian from egg and sperm donation the right to know their donor’s identity.

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New law gives all donor-conceived Victorians the right to know their heritage

Upcoming events

Single mums’ support group

1st September 2018
This group facilitates talking, sharing, thinking, listening, and provides an opportunity to mix with other solo mums and their donor conceived Read more...
Single mums’ support group

2018 Time to tell

6th October 2018
It's all about openness, honesty and how, when and why tell. The Time to tell seminar provides tips on how, when and what to say to children, friends Read more...
2018 Time to tell