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Donor conception (egg, sperm and enbryo donation) ttc and parenting

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OM154 Tue 16-Feb-16 14:43:43

I am a mum to two adult children conceived with the help of two sperm donors. My DH is infertile. We told our children about their conception from when they were little but I know that lots of people have worries about doing this. I noticed that there were a few posts about donor conception parenting but no particular place to post so management encouraged me to start this thread. I certainly don't have all the answers but I do have a lot of experience of being a parent and talking to others who are as well.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Feb-16 15:08:26

Hi OM154,

Sorry if there was a slight misunderstanding here.

In our response to your email, we were suggesting that you start a thread here in Site Stuff to see if many other MNers would like a separate topic in which to discuss donor conception and parenting matters, rather than start the discussion itself here in Site Stuff. So sorry if we weren't clear.

But now you've started this, we'll ask as well! Would this be something that many of you would be interested in?

We do have a long-running thread on Donor IUI here in our Conception topic, but we'd be keen to know if you'd like a separate space for discussing all things related to donor conception and parenting.

Please add your thoughts here. smile

LyndaNotLinda Tue 16-Feb-16 15:12:58

Dawn - we already started a thread in Site Stuff asking if we could have a topic. And Olivia (I think) said she'd look into it but that was a few weeks ago.

Yes please, we'd love a topic! I will link to the thread. Hang on a mo smile

And hi OM. Would love to talk to you. DS is donor conceived and 9YO.

LyndaNotLinda Tue 16-Feb-16 15:15:50

Dawn - here's the other thread smile

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/site_stuff/2549888-Board-for-parents-and-parents-to-be-of-donor-conceived-children

OM154 Tue 16-Feb-16 15:41:15

Sorry, I'm afraid I find Mumsnet a bit difficult to understand. It's not like other forums I've been on. Happy to contribute to the existing thread if that's the right thing to do.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 16-Feb-16 15:47:56

Hi Lynda, thanks for that! We're not exactly covering ourselves with glory here, are we?

And OM154 don't worry at all, Mumsnet is a huge site and even those of us who have worked here for years don't actually know what's going on. blush grin

Right, will go have a word with the powers that be to see where we're at with this. And will count OM's request as another yes vote for the topic.

Carajillo Tue 16-Feb-16 19:36:07

Hi Everyone,

Mum to donor conceived twins here! I was also very confused by where to post about DC issues and chat with other parents. My two are 9, so I could definitely support other mums and maybe get some support too?

Thanks so much!
Carajillo

LyndaNotLinda Tue 16-Feb-16 20:26:15

grin Dawn

Well, y'know. Lots going on and all that wink

Seriously, it would be great if we could have our own space.

magictorch Wed 17-Feb-16 21:53:23

Another yes from me (mum to a gorgeous donor-egg conceived boy)

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Feb-16 17:57:31

Thanks everyone, we can see there's a lot of support for this topic. Leave it with us, we'll see what we can do. smile

LyndaNotLinda Sat 05-Mar-16 12:53:04

Hi Dawn. Gentle nudge for hope of news smile

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Mar-16 14:53:14

Hey all,

Thanks for being so patient. Just wanted to announce that we've launched a new Donor conception/parenting topic now.

Hope to see you all over there. smile

LyndaNotLinda Fri 11-Mar-16 19:23:51

Yay! Thank you so much starstarstarflowerswinecakestarstarstar

OM154 Fri 11-Mar-16 21:10:24

That's great. Thanks so much.
I have adult sperm donor conceived children so have been parenting this way for a long time. I don't have all the answers by any means but happy to give a long view to anyone interested.

Tes01 Sat 13-Aug-16 19:38:37

Hi all,

I'm looking to conceive with donor sperm in London. Does anyone have any advice they can give me about where to go. Have been looking at Boston Place clinic.

Thanks

Yes

aginghippy Sat 13-Aug-16 19:58:15

Hi Tes,
There is a separate Donor Conception & Parenting topic now. You might want to try starting your own thread over there.

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