Adam shows the film he and his wife, Rebecca made to explain how their journey to meet their daughter Rosie. They show the video not only to Rosie, but their family and friends too. This helps them all understand and connect with Rosie’s story. It includes footage of their clinic, the positive pregnancy test and follows Rebecca’s pregnancy and Rosie’s birth.
Not only did Sandra make a digital journal for her daughter, Eloise, but she also made a book for her 5 year old donor’s daughter, Hayden, to explain her mother’s help. Hayden then told the story in her own words and drew pictures to match. They describe “how their family became Sandra’s special donor friends and how Eloise became my special donor buddy”
Brin describes herself as a “chronic scrapbooker”. She has gathered information photos and mementos to document her twin boys’ beginnings. She also includes her son’s comments in the story e.g. “They were baby eggs not eating eggs!” She describes her scrapbooks have been an easy way to tell the story and "we refer to it whenever they get confused.”
Despite having their sons in the secretive era of donor conception in the1980’s, Kerry and her husband Greg had concerns that their story would come out later and so chose to be very open with their sons and their extended family from the start. They are so glad they did as a recent medical diagnosis requiring a bone marrow transplant would have revealed the secret at a very traumatic time.
Kerry used a children’s book to explain their story to their sons. She also needed to repeat the story whenever her children forgot what they had been told. She is pleased with their decision and wouldn’t do it any other way. Her sons, now in their twenties, are well adjusted and comfortable and couldn’t love their Dad more.
Pippy aged 12 years proudly says, “I came into the world in a very special way…I grew in my Auntie’s tummy but I am my Mummy’s baby”. Her parents have never made a big deal of how she began and Pippy knows she couldn't be more loved and wanted. Her middle name is 'Laura' to acknowledge her aunt’s special contribution in making her.