What happens next?

What happens next depends on what each person wants. The following scenarios are quite common:

  • honeymoon phase initially, with a flurry of communication
  • gaps in communication
  • clunky communication where you think you may have upset the other person
  • may proceed to meet once only
  • some continue to write
  • some form friendship
  • often takes years to build firm relationship
  • each may feel uncertain where they fit in - who are we to each other?
  • confusion about how do we introduce this person to the rest of our social circle
  • there may be issues with partners, extended family.

Lived experiences of donor linking

Graham and Kelly’s story of donor linking and advice to others

Donor Conception Exhibition

Donor-linking resources