Web Resources

Links are not endorsements by U.S. Donor Conceived Council.


MENTAL HEALTH, COUNSELORS, AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Donor Conceived Community 
Donor Conceived Community provides online peer support groups for DCP. Groups are focused on particular aspects of the DCP experience. There is also a support group for parents of adult DCP.

Jana Rupnow, LPC 
Jana Rupnow is a counselor for intended parents, recipient parents, and donor conceived people. She is also the author of Three Makes Baby and host of a podcast by the same name.

Watershed DNA 
Brianne Kirkpatrick counsels people who have made surprise DNA discoveries. She runs a members-only online support group and forum. She can help connect potential members with an individual therapist.

Eve Sturges, LMFT
Eve Sturges is a therapist and the host of Everything is Relative, a podcast about surprise DNA discoveries. 

Jodi Klugman-Rabb, LMFT, LPC, PsyDc
Jodi Klugman-Rabb is a therapist who specializes in DNA discoveries that reveal misattributed parentage, including donor conception. She is also the co-host of podcast Sex, Lies & The Truth.

Lori Metz, LCSW, CCM, BC-TMH
Lori Metz specializes in counseling people undergoing third-party reproduction and helps parents work through the process of disclosing their use of a donor. She is the host of the podcast LIFE – love, insight, fertility experiences.

Hireath, Hope & Healing
Conducts healing retreats for people impacted by misattributed parentage, including DCP.

Right to Know 
Right to Know is a nonprofit focused upon the needs of persons with misattributed parentage experiences, including donor conceived people. They provide access to mental health professionals for DCP and others.


COMMUNITY 

We Are Donor Conceived
Resource center for DCP around the world. Publishes content aimed at DCP, including a print magazine, and runs a private Facebook group for DCP.

Donor Conception Network
UK based group that provides support for all members of donor conceived families. Offers membership, free online information sessions, books for donor conceived families, and workshops. 

Donor Conceived Alliance of Canada
Advocacy group for DCP in Canada.

Donor Deceived
Provides resources for people impacted by fertility fraud. Also runs a private Facebook group.

Donor Conceived Australia
Offers support, education, and advocacy on behalf of DCP in Australia.

Spenderkinder
Advocacy group for DCP in Germany.

Procréation Médicalement Anonyme (PMA)
Advocacy group for DCP in France.

Donorkinderen
Advocacy group for DCP in Belgium.

Donor Offspring Europe
An association of DCP from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


FACEBOOK GROUPS

We Are Donor Conceived
Private group for DCP from around the world with more than 2,000 members.

Donor Conceived People, Siblings, Parents, And Donors (Sperm, Egg, Embryo)
Private group for all members of the donor conception triad with more than 16,000 members.

Worldwide Donor Conceived People Network
Private group for DCP from around the world.

Friends of Donor Conceived Individuals
Private group for friends of DCP to help them support and understand the DCP experience.

GenZ Donor Conceived People
Private group for younger DCP to discuss their unique experiences.

Donor Deceived
Private group for people conceived through doctor-donor fertility fraud.


SIBLING REGISTRIES

Donor Sibling Registry 
Privately operated registry to assist DCP in connecting with donors and siblings. Membership fees apply.

California Cryobank Sibling Registry
Registry for DCP conceived through California Cryobank. Participation is optional. 

Seattle Sperm Bank Sibling Registry
Registry for parents of DCP conceived through Seattle Sperm Bank. Participation is optional.

Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum
Private forum to allow families with DCP conceived through Fairfax Cryobank to connect.

Sperm Bank of California Family Contact List
A private list that can be joined by request and helps to connect families that used the same Sperm Bank of California donor.


COMMERCIAL DNA TESTING

Ancestry

23andMe

FamilyTreeDNA

MyHeritage

GENETIC AND FAMILY INVESTIGATORS

DNA Sleuth: Christina Bryan
Helps DCP find and connect with genetic family. Co-host of podcast Sex, Lies & The Truth.

Beau Dietl & Associates
Offers professional genealogists and private investigators to help identify and locate genetic family members.

Linda Doyle
Forensic genealogist and genetic investigator who helps locate genetic families.

Search Angels
Nonprofit, volunteer-based group that helps identify and connect with genetic family.

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Happy Together
A collection of eight books that introduce the topics of IVF, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and surrogacy to children in age-appropriate language.

Donor Conception Network Books
A collection of books that introduce the types of donor conception within various family types and structures, also offers a book for older children (8-12).

Sensitive Matters
Personalized books that help parents of donor conceived children speak openly about their story.

I Dreamed of You, the story of an egg donor baby
A book to help recipients of egg donation begin the conversation with their child.