Lies at the heart of everything we do
We are a growing community that has a presence online and also face-to-face. We have a wide range of registrants with a wide range of experiences of and opinions about being donor conceived or donors. Everyone is free to have and share their own experiences. What unites us is that, we can all understand and relate to each other, in a way that those that have not been impacted directly by donor conception cannot.
The DCR Facebook group is a closed group, meaning that whilst visible in searches, members and posts are not visible. No-one apart from those also in the group can see that you are a member of it or see any of the activity within the group. By joining the group you can get access to other people in a similar position who can understand and relate to you and your experience in a safe environment.
We have face-to-face meetings twice a year (normally Spring and Autumn) to go through the formalities such as monitoring the service and keeping everyone up to date with what's been going on. After the meetings we like to have a more informal conversation with other registrants in a local public house. Invites to these are sent to registrants by the service provider, currently the Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, and also posted on the Facebook group.
We also have some social events where there is no formal meeting. These are another chance to come along to an informal meet up, to catch up with old friends, meet some other donor conceived people or donors and share experiences.