Talking about your donation: advice telling your family and partner

Prior to 1988, sperm and egg donations were practised anonymously. Donors and parents who used the donations rarely told others about their experience. As society has changed and become more open, the law and this practice in Victoria has changed. Parents are encouraged to tell their child about how they became a family with the help of a donor. Donors are counselled in treatment clinics to be open about their donation to their partner, children, and extended family – especially as donor-conceived people or their parents are able to apply for information about them. 

Follow the link to see an information sheet which provides advice on talking to your partner, children, parents and siblings about your donation and its implications for everyone involved.

We encourage you to use our services which are free and confidential, and available to all parties involved in donor conception.