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- Mental Health, Counselors, and Support Groups
- Family Law
- Facebook Groups
- Sibling Registries
- Known Donor Matching
- Commercial DNA Testing
- Genetic and Family Investigators
- Books for Children
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 (Texas)
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 (Virginia)
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.
Jodi Klugman-Rabb, LMFT, LPC, PsyDc (California)
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 (New York)
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.
Ely Reisen, LCSW (Colorado, Texas)
Ely Reisen is a marriage and family therapist, and a single mother by choice who works with parents from all backgrounds.
Carole LieberWilkins, MA, MFT (California, Idaho, Nevada)
Carole LieberWilkins is a mother through both adoption and egg donation who provides individual and couples counseling in addition to psychoeducational consultations for those navigating alternative pathways to parenthood. She is the coauthor of Let’s Talk About Egg Donation: Real stories from real people.
Provides connections to LGBTQ+ family law experts.
The LGBTQ+ Bar
Provides links to LGBTQ+ family law experts by state.
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.
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.
Advocacy group for DCP in Germany.
Procréation Médicalement Anonyme (PMA)
Advocacy group for DCP in France.
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.
We Are Donor Conceived
Private group for DCP from around the world with more than 3,000 members.
Donor Conceived People, Siblings, Parents, And Donors (Sperm, Egg, Embryo)
Private group for all members of the donor conception triad with more than 21,000 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.
Private group for people conceived through doctor-donor fertility fraud.
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.
The 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 The Sperm Bank of California donor.
KNOWN DONOR MATCHING
The following are matchmaking resources for intended parents who would like to have contact with the sperm donor prior to receiving donations.
COMMERCIAL DNA TESTING
GENETIC AND FAMILY INVESTIGATORS
Beau Dietl & Associates
Offers professional genealogists and private investigators to help identify and locate genetic family members.
Forensic genealogist and genetic investigator who helps locate genetic families.
Nonprofit, volunteer-based group that helps identify and connect with genetic family.
Nonprofit that helps search for biological parents through DNA interpretation, mapping, and research. Offers support in private online group.
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
What Makes A Baby
Frequently recommended for anyone seeking to explain to young children the concept of conception and the process of childbirth. Uses inclusive language and does not gender body parts.
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).
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.