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Making It Real

Friday, 6 May '22   9:15am โ€“ 4:45pm BST
Zoom - Online
20 spaces available
Making It Real

This is an online event.

Joining instructions will be provided after booking.


Workshop for professionals working with donor conception families and prospective parents.

Do you work with donor conception families or with patients using donor eggs, sperm or embryos? Our โ€˜Making it Realโ€™ workshop is specially designed for you, to enhance your knowledge and understanding of this route to parenthood and help you offer families the support they need.

"๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ก๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ!"
"๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ."

This workshop will deepen your own understanding of the ways in which creating a child using eggs, sperm or embryos from a third party, including with surrogacy, is different from standard fertility treatments. We look at how to help prospective parents consider the lifetime implications of this route for the child and the family. We also look at how to support families as children grow up and circumstances (and interest levels) change.

๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜€

  • Friday 26 April 2024
  • 9:15am - 4:45pm
  • Zoom - Online
  • ยฃ120 or early bird price ยฃ100 if booked before 1 March

๐—™๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ:

  1. Hear the experiences of parents and donor conceived adults - how do these families fare in the long term?
  2. Consider the place of the donor, the donor's family and any genetic siblings or half-siblings in donor conception families (especially important post-2023).
  3. Learn how DNA testing is revolutionising the making of genetic connections and the implications for families.
  4. Listen to DC Networkโ€™s long view of life for donor conception families
  5. Feel better supported in your role in the fast changing world of donor conception.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ:

  • The support needed by donor conception families before, during and after treatment, especially as choices are being made about clinics and countries.
  • The popularity of genetic testing companies and the impact of the removal of anonymity in the UK - whatโ€™s changed now that the donor register has opened?
  • The services and resources offered by DC Network - and how these complement and build on information provided and counselling undertaken in clinics and elsewhere
  • The social and emotional issues of using donated gametes
  • The implications of the use of DNA and genetic testing websites
  • The experiences of patients and clients in greater depth.

๐—”๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ?
Please note that the content of this workshop will be very similar to those run in previous years. If you attended before, you are welcome to attend the day again or you may like to take this opportunity to recommend it to colleagues so they can experience it for themselves.

Attendance at this workshop will inform your policy and practice in helping you support your clients and patients in making decisions that are right for their future. If you have any questions, please donโ€™t hesitate to get in touch with us on 020 7278 2608 or at


  • Payment: you can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque
  • Invoicing/Receipt: if you need an invoice to raise the payment through your employer, please book, select 'Offline payment' and get in touch
  • Cancellations: bookings cancelled before 1 March 2024 will be refunded in full minus ยฃ15 admin fee per booking. Bookings cancelled between 1-11 March will receive a 50% refund. Any bookings cancelled on or after 12 March will not be refunded.
  • Log-in details: these will be sent a few days before the event
  • Accreditation: a certificate of attendance is available post-event
  • Problems on the day: if you have issues on the day of the event, please contact us on 44 7503 567212

๐—ข๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€? Do get in touch on 020 7278 2608 or at and we will be happy to help.




10 available until Fri 6 May '22 4:45pm
Available until 1st March 2024


10 available until Fri 6 May '22 4:45pm

Online event information

Zoom - Online