Thursday, May 2, 2013

[Australia - Victoria] - VARTA Time to Tell Seminar - For Donor Conceived Parents & Children

There is a seminar being run in Melbourne by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) on 18 May 2013 called "Time to Tell".  Donor conceived children are one of the way the GLBTI community have families and dealing with explaining this to your children can cause people anxiety and stress.  Sometimes it is simply not knowing the words to use or looking for resources to support you during this process.

"Talking to children about how we became a family with the help of a donor or surrogate. It's all about openness, honesty, how, when and why tell.

The Time to tell seminar provides tips on how, when and what to say so that parents feel more confident and children can understand the unique way in which they came into this world.

Speakers including counsellors, parents from different family constellations, donors and donor-conceived young people, provide insight and advice on all aspects of talking to children about becoming a family with the help of donated eggs, sperm, embryos or a surrogate.

Potential parents, parents, friends, family, donors and professionals are all welcome". 

Also the Rainbow Families Council will have a stall, so pop over and say hello to the guys there.

Saturday, 18 May 2013 from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Northcote High School
St Georges Road
Northcote, Victoria 3070
please see website to RSVP.

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