Frequently Asked Questions

  • Recipient Parents

    The ethical considerations that Recipient Parents should be aware of (from the perspective of adult DCP)  What NOT to say to a Donor Conceived Person! Donor Conceived Best Practices and Connections: This is an excellent Facebook group for donor conceived people, donors, recipient parents and those considering or related to donor conception.

  • Research

    2024 Kings College London: Comparing the psychological outcomes of donor and non-donor conceived people: A systematic review Reproductive BioMedicine Online (rbmojournal.com): Legal age limits on accessing donor information: experiences of donor-conceived people, parents, sperm donors and counsellors 2020 Donor-conceived adults have higher incidence of immunology diseases 2019

  • Useful Links

    Looking for further information? Here’s some other places to have a look ​ DCUK Facebook page (not the private group) – https://www.facebook.com/donorconceiveduk ​DCUK is also on X and Instagram as @DCUK_official Donor Conception Network – https://www.dcnetwork.org/ ​Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust – https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/our-services/donor-conceived-register-dcr/ ​The DNA Detectives – https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNADetectives/ ​Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority – https://www.hfea.gov.uk/ ​Donor Sibling Link – https://www.hfea.gov.uk/donation/donor-conceived-people-and-their-parents/donor-sibling-link-dsl/ ​Donor…

  • Glossary

    AID Artificial Insemination via Donor Prior to the 1990’s donor conception was widely known as AID Bioessentialist   The philosophy that biology plays a larger role in determining human psychology or development than social, economic, or environmental factors. BIPOC   BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour. BMA British Medical Association The British…

  • DNA Testing

    If you are thinking about proceeding with DNA testing, there are two main routes to be considered; through the DCR database or through commercial DNA testing companies. They use different testing techniques so the results from one route may not always tally with the other.  Through the DCR database ​This is a database consisting solely of…

  • Resources

    Documentaries and short films  Born from The Same Strange – ITVX The man with a 1,000 Kids – Netflix My Sperm Donor and Me – BBC Offspring by Barry Stevens (A UK donor conceived adult, now living in the US) DNA testing, sperm donor anonymity and me by Natasha Fox 4 Men 175 Babies: The UK’s Super…