This workshop is for all parents of donor-conceived children aged 8-12 years who have already started talking to their children about their donor-conceived origins. You may have previously attended our Talking and Telling workshop for younger children, but this is not necessary in order to take part in this one. The workshop is equally appropriate whether you had treatment in the UK or abroad, with a known, identifiable or anonymous donor (or donors) or if your treatment involved surrogacy. It is an opportunity to consider issues that your child is beginning to think about, and which may come up in the future. This workshop is for ALL FAMILY TYPES.
• How do our hopes and anxieties impact on how we support our children, as they consider what donor conception means to them?
• How can we keep the lines of communication open? What information do we need and how can we access the experiences of others?
You may also be thinking about: the move to secondary school; how puberty and adolescence may affect your child’s view of being donor-conceived; your child’s donor(s) and genetically related half or full ‘siblings’; the impact of the new DNA testing companies. You may have other concerns that you would like to bring to the workshop. If you are part of a couple, we strongly recommend you attend together to get the best from the workshop.
The workshop will be delivered on Zoom, supported by a WhatsApp group. For most of the workshop you will work together if you are attending as a couple (a laptop, tablet or PC with audio-visual capabilities is required) but for some small group work you may require an additional device (a smart phone is fine) and space in your home to work individually. Otherwise a single device is suitable. Please contact Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss this further.
Please note this is a 1 day workshop (Saturday) with an hour's introduction on the Friday evening 7.30 - 8.30 pm to allow you to familiarise yourself with the technology.
Group ticket for 2 people
T&T HC (single place)
This is an online event.
Joining instructions will be provided after booking.
Zoom - Online