How might my child feel about their conception?

Monday 14th December 2020 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

I’ll be chatting to Gerry McCluskey, Fertility Counsellor with a special interest in the broad range of ways families are formed, about what can be one of the biggest worries we as parents face after donor conception.

Whilst no-one can truly know how each individual will feel, we will explore what research can tell us, how donor conception has evolved over time and what the spectrum of responses might be. This will include talking about the importance of sharing information with our children, how identity formation works over the different developmental stages and how we as parents can build our own resilience to best support our children as they grow.

We’ll hear from a donor conceived adult about their personal experience, whilst also considering some real-life scenarios that we might be faced with and how we as parents might deal with them.

As with all Paths to Parenthub webinars, members have the chance to shape the conversation by submitting your questions ahead of the webinar and on the night.

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Speaker Bio

Gerry McCluskey

Working for Family Routes, a voluntary social work agency, Gerry McCluskey has a particular interest in the broad range of different ways in which families are formed, the issues of belonging, connection, identity, loss and fulfilment which relate to the pursuit of family life whatever its form. Working as a Fertility Counsellor, she has a specific interest in donor conception, having gone on to organise several conferences entitled Becoming a Family with the help of a Donor.

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