Donor conception

Donor conception means having a child using donated sperm, donated eggs or embryos.

Whether you are considering using a donor, becoming a donor, or you've found out you're donor-conceived, it can be difficult to know what to anticipate, what questions to ask and where to get answers. VARTA offers information and a range of resources - including podcasts, videos and written material - to help all parties navigate this complex process. This information is intended only to provide a summary and general overview. It does not take into account your personal circumstances, nor does it constitute legal advice.

In this section, you will find information and support for parents/recipients, for donors and those considering donating and for donor-conceived people.

Time to tell

Despite growing use and acceptance of assisted reproductive treatment, parents may struggle with the question of whether to tell their children about their origins and how to go about talking to them. VARTA has created a range of resources to assist you.