Free Resources

We have a variety of free resources to help you to get started on this journey and to find out more about Paths to Parenthub.

Free Web Resource

Donor Conception – Supporting Your Loved One

This free resource has been designed to give you an insight into families built through donor conception.

Once you have subscribed, you will receive a link to specially curated web pages which share relevant information about how family and friends can understand more about this pathway, including how they can support their loved ones who are embarking on a path to parenthood through donor conception.

With information from professionals, as well as personal stories to bring this to life, our hope is that this will support those who are sharing this news, enabling open conversations to take place and ultimately leading to a better understanding of the beginnings of a family story.

Free Webinar – “So, who’s the ‘real’ mum/dad?”

Whether you’re using a donor to conceive as part of an LGBTQ+ couple, heterosexual couple or as a solo parent, there will likely be questions raised about who is involved in making a baby, which can often be linked with terminology and perceptions around what is real. This is a common fear and question that can evoke insecurities, particularly for non-genetic parents. We’ll explore the impact this can have and will share some tips on how you might deal with questions around this, both emotionally and practically.

Paths to Parenthub Podcast

Following on from series one of the previously named ‘Redefining Parenthood Podcast’, host Becky of DefiningMum is joined by co-host Hayley King of All Things Donor Conception to form the ‘Paths to Parenthub podcast’.

Sharing perspectives as parents to donor-conceived children, and in Hayley’s case being a donor-conceived person herself, they focus on conversations about some of the more complex, nuanced aspects of donor conception. With the hope of providing different perspectives, information, reflection, and validation as they openly discuss different topics, share stories and ask listeners for their input.

Free Download – Preserving Your Relationship During Fertility Treatment

In this free PDF, fertility counsellor Gerry McCluskey shares tips on preserving your relationship during fertility treatment.

Free Download – Top Questions to Ask your Egg or Sperm Bank About Their Donors

In this free PDF, donor conceived adult and parent via donor conception Hayley King shares examples of the types of questions that can be asked of your egg or sperm bank when making choices around donor selection.

All Things Donor Conception

All Things Donor Conception, by Hayley King, LGBTQ+ Director at Paths to Parenthub, offers advice, support and guidance for anyone seeking information on sperm, egg or embryo donation.

Hayley is a donor conceived adult and the mum to sperm donor conceived twins with her wife of 13 years.

Hayley aims to bring together the latest research, support platforms and advocacy work into one place, to provide a balanced and informative view of this complex topic.