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Telling Donor Conceived Children their Unique Story

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A blog by Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, April 2, 2015

The children you’ve always dreamed of have become a reality – actually running around the house having loads of fun! You hug them, guide them, scold them, love them, and it’s all real.

With help from an egg/sperm/embryo donor your family is a reality, but what should you do about telling your children how they came to be? Here are few tips to consider.

  1. Sharing their story is a process, not a singular event in time.
  2. You don’t have to share everything all at once and in one breath!
  3. Don’t plan on waiting for ‘someday’. Start sharing even when they are an infant. It will help you get comfortable and grow in confidence.
  4. Yes, they deserve to know – even if you’ve waited. This webinar may be helpful.
  5. K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Simon
    We wanted you very much
    We had trouble becoming pregnant
    We got help
    We were so very happy when you were born
  6. Consider the words you will use.
  7. Anticipate more questions!
  8. It is your child’s story and they will appreciate knowing it.

Look at this as one of the most wonderful gifts you will give to your child.


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