Documentaries and short films 

Born from The Same Strange on ITVX

My Sperm Donor and Me on 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 Sperm Donors Focusses on current donors

Donor Unknown Focusses on a US Donor and his offspring

Donor Mum: The Children I’ve never Met (not currently available, but might become available again to watch in the future)

BBC iPlayer – Seeds of Deceit: The Sperm Donor Doctor

Our Father – Netflix

Filling In The Blanks, Prime Video


​Inheritance – A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love, by Dani Shapiro

Who Even Am I Any More – A Process Journal, Eva Sturges

Memoirs of a feminist mother, Carol Fox

Triple Helix – My Donor Conceived Story, Lauren Burns

Brave New Humans, Sarah Dingle

Uprooted: Family Trauma, Unknown Origins, and the Secretive History of Artificial Insemination, Peter J Boni


BBC – Sperm donors should waive anonymity, fertility regulator says

‘Why did I need to know who my father was?’: one woman’s battle for her biological truth | Family | The Guardian

Children conceived by donor should know who their biological parents are (

People born by donor eggs or sperm will be able to find out biological origins | The Independent

‘I grew up thinking my dad died when I was a child but my mum had kept a secret for years’ | UK | News |

Egg and sperm donors in UK to lose right to anonymity at birth under new plans | Fertility problems | The Guardian

I found out I was conceived using donor sperm… my life collapsed like a Jenga tower | The Independent

The great sperm heist: ‘They were playing with people’s lives’ | Family | The Guardian

My father, Mr X | Life and style | The Guardian


You Look Like Me with Louise McLoughlin

Half of me – Ally & Donor Half Siblings

The Gift, Jenny Kleeman

Lessons in Loss, Living Off Centre with Laura Bridgens

Facebook group

If you are a donor conceived person who is over 18 years old and were conceived in the UK or a former UK donor who donated more than 18 years ago, and you would like access to the extensive support in our private DCUK Facebook group, please email us at

Other facebook groups

Donor Conceived Best Practices and Connections
This group is for donor conceived people, donors, recipient parents and those considering or related to donor conception.

DNA for the Donor Conceived
A subgroup of DNA Detectives, this Facebook group was created especially to help donor conceived individuals and donors search for family members using DNA test results.

Worldwide Donor Conceived People Network
This group exists exclusively for donor conceived people (including those born of surrogacy) around the world.

Friends of Donor Conceived Individuals
A group to help friends of donor conceived individuals to learn how donor conceived people feel and the various obstacles and emotions we face.

We Are Donor Conceived
Donor conceived people around the world can share their perspectives on topics relevant to our community, connect with each other, and find support using this Facebook group, which also acts as a newsfeed for site-related content, including photos, stories, resources, and news updates