Skip to comments.Sperm Donor Father Ends His Anonymity (And You Won't Believe What He Is Doing Now)
Posted on 02/15/2007 3:30:45 AM PST by shrinkermd
...Mr. Harrison had been thinking about getting in touch since reading in an article in The New York Times 15 months ago that two teenagers whose mothers had used his sperm to conceive were looking for him. The headline, Hello, Im Your Sister, Our Father Is Donor 150, made him choke on his coffee, said Mr. Harrison, who made $400 a month donating sperm under that number twice-weekly during the late 1980s.
...Once one of the sperm banks most-requested donors, with a profile that described him as 6 foot and blue-eyed with interests in philosophy, music and drama, Mr. Harrison, 50, lives with his four dogs in a recreational vehicle near the Venice section of Los Angeles.
I make a meager living, Mr. Harrison said, taking care of dogs and doing other odd jobs.
Still, he said he thought he could explain to the girls why he had taken an unconventional life-path. Their grandfather was an Ivy League-educated retired financial executive, he would tell them; their grandmother was a former volunteer president for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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I wonder when he will be taken to court so he can catch up on back child support.
Oh dear! Dad lives in a van down by the river.
steady diet of gub'mint cheese?
THAT was good!!!
Mom, can I get a tattoo?
Ask your sperm donor, dear.
Well, at least the kids know that dad is good with his hands.
that's the best he can offer? Oh, my. somebody is gonna have to pay for the counselling which is no doubt looming in their future.
Although in his case, he seems to have found his niche.
Sits around and thinks, listens to music on the radio, and watches old movies. (who knows what kind!)
Do the birth certificates say "donor #15"? What happens if two of his offspring, (from the sound of the article there could be a lot of them), fall in love and don't find out they're half siblings until they go in for their marriage license?
What a jerker.
Frankly, if you got it, why would you want another gig?
Reminds me of a tornado down South... Somebody is about to lose a trailer!
There's a picture of him at the link. He's no weightlifter, just a sort of aging hippie who looks like he's seen some hard days. The daughter is very cute though. It takes all kinds, and he doesn't seem like a violent or bad person, at least from what we're given in the story.
But, if I had gotten paid $400/wank in my 20's I'd be a millionaire.
Here's a picture of him and his daughter from the article.
The American Dream. A man, his faithful dogs, and an empty vial, just waiting to be flled.
flled = filled
Well, I don't know what to say. In light of seeing this picture, with the knowledge that he's one of the most popular sperm donors around, I retract my earlier comments, and submit this as a replacement:
"Women are freakin' crazy".
Actually it was wanking twice weekly for $400/month. So it was more like $50/wank.
Still a millionaire? (Yeah, I'd be, too...)
Why do I have to make a serious comment, but this points up the obvious dangers of conception by sperm donor rather than selecting a real person you can vouch for. There just might be some elements of intelligence, fortitude and usefullness that are hereditary and go beyond "6 feet tall, blue eyes".
OTOH, it sounds like this fellow is thoughtful, kind to animals, and probably pretty laid back (not greedy or violent). Intelligence, who knows? Fortitude (I assume you mean physical, if you're concerned about genetically-passed traits), who knows?
Usefulness isn't genetic, far as I can tell -- ask any parent of a teenager...
I have to admit, this guy is an inspiration. I have pretty much given up on dating, having spent most of my time building a career and taking care of ageing parents. I don't live in my SUV, so I think that should mean I could be in demand. I'm not even 50. I even work out in a gym -- sometimes. I am even interested in philosophy and music. However, I am not interested in drama. In fact, I avoid drama like the plague. That is probably the main reason I am still single. Part of the problem when you seek stability is that then not much happens.
His hand seems fixed in position ...
He really dose resemble the alien Colmes. Actually I would expect to see this guy's picture in a story about Aids.
Is he homosexual? He sure resembles it.
I think most of his kis would be better off if they didnt meet him. Oh well: This one said she enjoyed talking to his dogs,so I guess the trip wasnt totally wasted.
I'm suing my urologist for reparations. He never informed me before my vasectomy.
Let's see, $400x12x30=.....
Ladies, why settle for the bottled when you can have the draft?
I don't think you get to view a mugshot book to pick and choose.
He probably didn't look as scary 30 years ago.
Maybe he can fix up a bedroom in the dinette for his daughters to visit.
When I was in medical school, several classmates including my roommate, earned extra money each month by being sperm donors at the medical center sperm bank. It seems that "medical student" was a line on the donor profile that prospective mothers drooled over.
So, with a profile of "6 feet 2 1/2 inches, blue eyes, medical student", I guess I could have been the father to quite a few 20-somethings by now.
However, I could never bring myself to donate because having kids somewhere out there and never being able to see them or know them would have bothered me too much.
Now, on a less serious note...............
There was a 75 year old man that had lived a very happy life with his wife except for the fact that he was childless as his wife was infertile.
One day, after reading an article on sperm donors, his wife saw a sad look on his face and asked him what was the matter. He confessed that he wished he had donated sperm while he was younger to pass on his father's genes that would now die as he was an only child.
His wife, being very understanding, told him that is was never too late to donate and pointed out that Strom Thurman was going strong at his age. So, with a big smile, it was off to the Sperm Bank.
At the Sperm Bank, his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and his 160 I.Q. more than offset his advanced age on his profile. The nurse then gave him his specimen cup, his Playboy magazine and pointed him to the bathroom.
Soon after he entered, there came the sounds of grunts and groans and Oooooh's and Aaaaaahhh's. The nurse was blushing a little by now.
After a while, he comes out and asks the nurse of his wife can go in to help him. Turning redder, the nurse agrees.
Soon after they both go in, it gets even worse. The groaning, the grunting, the OOOOOOHHHHH's, the AAARRRRGGGGHHHH's.
"Get a firmer grip. Harder. Harder!!"
"I'm trying as hard as I can!"
"Try your mouth!"
"Yes, your mouth! Use your mouth!!"
"Oh, my!! There go my dentures!!"
The sounds die down as the nurse gets redder and redder.
The defeated couple comes out of the bathroom.
The man tells the nurse, "I'm so sorry. We just couldn't do it. We tried everything. I tried to do it by hand. She tried to do it by hand. She even tried using her mouth and then she lost her dentures and then she ....."
"That's O.K., Mr. Wilson! That's O.K. !! I get the picture!", said the nurse who was now beet red with embarrassment.
"I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. We just couldn't do it."
"Could you help me, Nurse?"
"You want ME to help you?!?!?"
"Well, yes, I was embarrassed to ask you before but donating is so important to me. Please!!"
"Could you please help me get the lid off of the specimen cup?"
He's got that "Tall Man" look from the Phantasm movie..
LOL! I was noticing that. And it seems oddly muscular.
Huh? -- "I got to talk to his dogs."
On closer inspection, it almost looks like his hand is burned and he's missing his fingers at the last knuckle.
Which answers the age old question, "Do you smoke after sex?"
Still, he was able to turn his hobby into a career.
From the look of his left hand, he may be able to file for worker's comp for job induced carpal tunnel.
The prodigal son (father?) has been with us forever, more often freeborn into wealth or position than not.
Serves them right!
Venice (California) is a man-made canal area, an immigrant's dream; look up the history, it's rather fascinating.
Is he blind?