Nina Barnsley

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2017-01-25 at 02:03:47

Donor Conception Network is a charity offering support and information to anyone considering donor conception (with or without surrogacy) as well as parents of children conceived this way and donor conceived children and young people.  They  do this through membership, a website, publications, workshops, the DCN Journal and telephone and email helplines. They offer contact and peer-to-peer support via our Welcomer team, our two annual conferences and 25+ local groups around the UK and Ireland. The organisation is parent-led and child-focussed, helping people with the social and emotional aspects of creating or expanding a family through donor conception


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