It’s all about openness, honesty, how, when and why to tell.
The Time to tell seminar provides tips on how, when and what to say to children, friends and family so that parents feel more confident about their story, and children can understand the unique way in which they came into this world.
Speakers include counsellors, parents from different families, donors and donor-conceived young people. You will gain insight and advice on all aspects of talking to children about becoming a family with the help of donated eggs, sperm embryos or a surrogate.
Potential parents, parents, friends, family, donors and professionals are all welcome.
09.30 Registration open / tea & coffee
10.15 Why we need to tell
10.45 How to tell “this is how we became a family”
11.15 Family storybooks
11.30-12:00 Morning tea (provided)
12.00 Lessons learned from the past - donor-conceived young adults speak
12.30 Family perspectives - panel of parents and their sons and daughters
1.15-02.00 Lunch (provided) + book sales
2.00 Donor perspectives
2.15 Talking to others
2.35 Closing words and introduce breakout groups
2.35-4.30 Breakout groups with facilitator
Saturday 9 September 2017 from 9.30am – 4.30pm
School Hall, Northcote High School, St Georges Rd, Northcote, Victoria 3070
Early bird tickets are $52 per person (plus booking fee) and will be available until 9 August (full priced tickets $62 plus booking fee).