by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2020-01-16 at 10:52:56
Telling and Talking
In this age of easily ordered DNA tests and social media, secrecy around genetic heritage is no longer possible, nor in the best interests of children. This session discusses the reasons for being open, resources that can help and explores some of the feelings that might arise at the thought of having these conversations with your children as well as friends and family.
Nina Barnsley, Donor Conception Network
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