Resources

Donor conception

Australian Donor Conception Network

The Australian Donor Conception Network are a group of people who offer each other mutual moral support for our journeys of donor conception.

Donor conception

Donor Conception Network (UK)

We are a supportive network of 1,850 mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people.

Published: June 2016
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Donor linking etiquette

VARTA Donor Registers Service Manager, Kate Bourne presents on donor linking etiquette at the 'Donor conception: from anonymity to openness' seminar, 19 May 2016.

Donor conception

Embryo Donation Network

Embryo Donation Network is an Australian charity, committed to helping you to make decisions about embryo donation with confidence.

Published: June 2016
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Explaining the Donor Registers Service

VARTA Donor Registers Service Manager, Kate Bourne explains the process of donor linking and how VARTA can assist in this process.

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Donor conception

Facebook groups

There are a number of Facebook groups that exist to support donor-conceived people and parents/recipients considering donor treatment or that have created their families with the help of donated eggs, sperm, or embryos. Some are listed below:

Donor conception

Rainbow Families Council

We are a volunteer community organisation based in Victoria, Australia. We support and promote equality for ‘rainbow’ families (parents and prospective parents who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, transgender or intersex, and their children).

Donor conception

Solo Mothers by Choice

SMC Australia is the national support and advocacy group for women who are thinking about or have become sole parents and their children.

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Donor conception

Why donor-linking matters

Wendy Kramer is Director of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR).  The DSR is a US charity organisation, founded in 2000 by Wendy and her donor-conceived son Ryan, to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm egg or embryo donation that are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties.  Wendy speaks about the research undertaken by her organisation and the experiences of those people who have linked via DSR.