"It was a story of the whole of his journey. It started off in a sense that babies are made with love and I loved him from the beginning... since the moment you were a twinkle in my eye, I loved you and wanted you." Ann
Using a sperm, egg, embryo donor or surrogate is becoming an increasingly common method to have a child. More than 7,700 children in Victoria have been conceived this way in the past 30 years.
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 many resources that may help you talk to your children about how you became a family using donated sperm, eggs and embryos.
VARTA is here to help you talk to children about how you become a family.
Be proud of the way you have formed your family. Your children can know they were very much longed for and conceived with the generosity and goodwill of another person who also wanted them to be born. Be honest with your kids, talk to them, acknowledge their questions and be there for them.