This report considers the interests of people affected by donor conception – donor-conceived people, parents, donors, and all their wider family and social networks – and makes recommendations about what can be done to support, encourage and empower those making decisions about the sharing of information.
Guide to the report
Disclosure in donor conception
When, if and how to disclose should remain a private decision for families to take, but evidence suggests that it will usually be better for children to be told, and to be told at an early age.
Role of the state
Measures that aim to support, encourage and empower those making decisions are preferable to measures that remove choice. Thus the state has a ‘stewardship’ role in providing conditions that support and enable parents to make informed choices.