Donor children or wished-for child? At Vitanova, every child is a wished-for child, and our noblest aim is to help all childless people become parents.
In the media, a child that has come into the world with the aid of a donor, whether a sperm donor or an egg donor, is known as donor children.
If you look for information on the subject on the Internet, it is important to use the search word: donor child.
Info about the concept of donor children
About 450 donor children are born every year in Denmark. A donor child can be the child of a single woman, a lesbian couple or a heterosexual couple. In Denmark, the description donor child usually makes us think of a sperm donor, but today there are also women who donate eggs, so a donor child can have come into the world with the help of either a sperm donor or and egg donor.
Fortunately, it has become more and more acceptable to be a donor child in Denmark. We are also more and more used to families being formed in all shapes and sizes; some have father and mother, some two mothers and others just have a mother. For the donor child, the family structure and the child’s biological origins are not so important. For donor children, the most important thing is that their parent(s) give them love, security and confidence all their lives.
Questions about donor children are best handled by parents being completely honest with the child about how it came into the world. In our consultations with coming parents, we give advice on how best they can tell their child that he/she is a donor child. You are also welcome to visit the clinic with your children. Sometimes the child gets an awful lot out of seeing the place he/she came from and meeting us.
Donor children and parents
You can also become a member of the association for donor children and parents. Find out more at their website donor barn.dk.
Vitanova took the initiative to form the Association, because there will be more and more donor children in the years to come and we believe they should have the opportunity of meeting others in the same situation as themselves.
The association is to be a platform for debates, lectures, the formation of networks, and help break down prejudice around this way of creating families.
You can also get advice and guidance from the Danish Association for the Involuntarily Childless, LFUB, see www.lfub.dk.
Contact other couples or singles with donor children
We will gladly help you come in contact with other couples or single women who have had a donor child. Since we very much value mutual trust and confidence between us and our customers, we do not give out contact information. But you can get in touch with others by sending us an e-mail briefly saying who you are and how you can be contacted. We will then send an e-mail to the couples or single women we know also want to form contact groups. We have helped start up rather a lot of groups all over Europe.
Questions about donor children?
Phone us on tel. 33 33 71 01 or contact us for further information and counselling about donor children.