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Parents of donor-conceived children

Becoming the parent of a donor-conceived child

What will you tell your child? When will you tell your child that they were conceived via a donor? And what will you tell everyone else – not least the child’s teachers? These are some of questions we tackle in StorkKlinik when we meet women who would like to have a child using a sperm donor.  

Becoming the parent of a donor-conceived child is a process that gives rise to many thoughts and emotions — not just in relation to selecting a donor but also, and to a greater extent, when the child is a bit older. Donor-conceived children will naturally have a lot of questions: Who is my father? Why don’t I have a father? … Everyone else has one.

At StorkKlinik we have specialised in helping single women and lesbian couples to become parents through sperm donation. We are familiar with the entire process, and we have gained lots of experience over the years, not just regarding the process itself and the feelings that arise when choosing a donor, but we have also followed lots of families since then and seen their children grow up.

So if you are considering becoming a parent using donor sperm, then you will find that we have a lot of experience and expertise in StorkKlinik in this area. You can also become part of a network for parents of donor-conceived children. 

Network of donor-conceived children

As more and more donor children were coming into the world through the assistance of StorkKlinik, a need arose to create a network for parents of donor-conceived children. Therefore, since 2006, StorkKlinik has organised the annual Stork Event where donor-conceived children of single and lesbian women could meet.

It’s a big experience for donor-conceived children to meet other donor-conceived children and not least see that there are many different types of families. For the parents of donor-conceived children, it is a good opportunity to speak with their children and to meet others with similar origins to their own. New friendships and relationships often start here.

The Stork Event has gradually attracted parents of donor-conceived children from primarily Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France and Switzerland. Therefore we will also be having a Christmas event, where parents and donor-conceived children can meet up and wish each other a Happy Christmas in the clinic.

Interview: Lesbian couple of a donor-conceived child

The best people to tell us about parenthood as a lesbian couple has got to be other lesbian couples who have been through this. StorkKlinik has interviewed Anja and Gro Hammerseng-Edin, a lesbian couple from Norway about their experience of becoming parents of a donor-conceived child—their son Mio. Watch the video and listen to the podcast!

Donor-conceived children in school

There are 20,000+ donor-conceived children in Denmark. Children have been conceived through donors for many years, particularly since the mid 1980s. In recent years more and more donor-conceived children are reaching school age.

Together with the European Sperm Bank, StorkKlinik has produced some material for donor-conceived children and also their teachers. The material in the folders builds on our knowledge and experience and contains good advice for parents of donor-conceived children. 

Donor-conceived children starting school

How does the parent of a donor-conceived child prepare for their child starting school? This folder focuses on those families that do not have a father, as it is usually the youngest school children that are asked the most questions about being a donor-conceived child. The folder has some advice for you, the parent, about how to prepare yourself and how to talk with your donor-conceived child about what you might say to teachers. 

Donor-conceived children in the classroom

The folder should provide information about what being a donor-conceived child is and can be used as inspiration for schoolwork/homework and teaching

Get books on this subject on our inspiration page.

Further topics you might be interested in

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