For parents of donor-conceived

  • Talk to your child about their origins

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    If your child is donor conceived, telling them about their origins can be a sensitive topic to discuss. However, if done honestly and if discussed at the right time, the issue need not be a difficult one to broach.

    ...Talk to your child about their origins

  • What you can find out about your child’s donor

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    Parents of a donor-conceived child are able to access information on their child’s donor (and about any donor-conceived genetic siblings) from the HFEA or the clinic where they received treatment.

    ...What you can find out about your child’s donor

  • Apply for information

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    Once you have had a chance to think about what it may mean to access information from the HFEA, you are entitled to apply for details of your child's donor.

    ...Apply for information

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Page last updated: 10 February 2010

We've always been open with Patrick about his origins and strongly believe that a child has the right to know where they came from.

Judy's son, Patrick, was conceived by donor insemination (DI)

...read Judy's story