When is the right time?
Louise heard through a non-family member that she was conceived using donor sperm. At this time, Louise was 27 years old.
A panel of donors, recipient parents and donor-conceived people share their stories of donor linking at the VARTA's 'Donor conception: from anonymity to openness' event on 19 May 2016.
Advice for those starting the donor linking process from those who have been there.
We spoke to donor-conceived people, parents and donors who have accessed VARTA Donor Conception Register Services to ask them whether there was something they wished they had known beforehand. This is what they said.
21 July 2015
A ground-breaking new sexuality teaching resource has been launched today by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) and Family Planning Victoria (FPV).
The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module expands the remit of sexuality education in schools to information about fertility, donor conception and assisted reproductive treatment (ART), including IVF, donor conception and surrogacy.
The Australian Donor Conception Network are a group of people who offer each other mutual moral support for our journeys of donor conception.
Application form options:
A. Open application form document > Print document > Write information > Sign > Scan and email to VARTA OR post to VARTA
B. Open application form document and save it as a pdf file to your computer > Open document from your computer (requires Adobe Reader* at least version 8) > Type your information into the form > Save form >Print and sign form > Scan and email OR post form to VARTA
Supporting people who are donor-conceived, parents who have used a donor, donors and their families.
This brochure covers:
- What is the Donor Conception Register Services?
- Changes to Victorian law
- Who can apply?
- Options available
- Registers' process
VARTA is delighted to launch today The Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module, a ground-breaking new sexuality teaching resource which has been developed by VARTA and Family Planning Victoria (FPV).
Researchers at the University of Western Australia are investigating the reasons why people choose to tell or not tell members of their family and wider social network about their involvement in donor conception and are seeking participants in their study.
Who can participate?
Anyone who has participated in any type of donor conception programme (current or past):
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.