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The sperm donor with 150 kids
The Week via Yahoo! News ^ | Sep 7, 2011 | The Week

Posted on 09/08/2011 10:35:59 PM PDT by americanophile

Cynthia Daily had a child with a sperm donor, then discovered that her kid had at least 150 half-siblings — and a range of potential medical and emotional risks

Nobody knows exactly how many children are conceived with donated sperm, but an estimated 30,000 to 60,000 such babies are born in the U.S. each year. According to The New York Times, many of these children have more half-siblings than their parents bargained for. One mother, Cynthia Daily, used a donor registry to trace at least 150 children to the same sperm donor who fathered her son. "It's wild when we see them all together — they all look alike," says Daily, who sometimes vacations with other families who used the same donor. But such large pools of related offspring face increased risk for rare genetic disorders, not to mention accidental incest between donor siblings. Is it too dangerous to let one man father 150 kids?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: spermdonor
Yikes!
1 posted on 09/08/2011 10:36:01 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

probably some homeless dude that needed money for his hits. spread the seed. spread the seed. yuck!


2 posted on 09/08/2011 10:40:29 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: americanophile

The most confused day is Father’s Day!!! LOL!!


3 posted on 09/08/2011 10:40:44 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4)
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To: americanophile

It’s not dangerous.

Muslims do it all the time.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 10:45:46 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: GOP Poet

5 posted on 09/08/2011 10:47:04 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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6 posted on 09/08/2011 10:50:19 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: americanophile

7 posted on 09/08/2011 10:51:31 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

my God. we will be seeing 150 versions of that dude?


8 posted on 09/08/2011 10:55:59 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: americanophile

I hope they don’t all live in the same town or they may grow up to marry their own siblings and raise up some toothless, banjo picking, Ned Beatty raping children.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 11:01:38 PM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: americanophile

10 posted on 09/08/2011 11:04:02 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: americanophile

I wish I knew how to put a picture here. I have a picture of the Bill Clinton sperm donor kids. ROFL!


11 posted on 09/08/2011 11:05:28 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: RC one
Excuse me?


12 posted on 09/08/2011 11:08:44 PM PDT by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: mainevet

If I could do that I wouldn’t be playing the banjo. :0)


13 posted on 09/08/2011 11:29:32 PM PDT by tatown (Why should the nation have to take food nutrition advice from a marxist woman with a fat @ss?)
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To: tatown

I just spit mountain dew all over my computer monitor! LMAO!


14 posted on 09/08/2011 11:31:31 PM PDT by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: americanophile

Reminds me of the Farkle family.


15 posted on 09/08/2011 11:44:53 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (People should enjoy the fruits of their labor. No labor, no fruit.)
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To: americanophile
The sperm donor with 150 kids.....

16 posted on 09/08/2011 11:50:02 PM PDT by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: GOP Poet

I’ll bet it is one of the doctors involved....


17 posted on 09/09/2011 1:20:38 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: americanophile

Polygamy, or how to pee in your own gene pool.


18 posted on 09/09/2011 1:29:03 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: americanophile

This is what you get when you decide for yourself that God is not the Creator - man is! We reap what we sow. Expect more of the same - but worse.


19 posted on 09/09/2011 1:46:54 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: americanophile

There is no shortage of ‘sperm donors’. Never has been, never will be. She picked ‘anonymous strangling who jerks into cup’ and is unhappy with the results. The sperm bank makes money though.


20 posted on 09/09/2011 2:03:57 AM PDT by allmost
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To: goat granny

I’ll bet you’re right


21 posted on 09/09/2011 2:05:54 AM PDT by allmost
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To: tatown

LOL! Tears squeezing out of my eyes...


22 posted on 09/09/2011 2:18:20 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: americanophile

WoW! Daddy downer’s right arm must have been twice the size of his left due to all of that exercise in making baby juice. LoL!

My Bad!


23 posted on 09/09/2011 3:43:21 AM PDT by DH ( Rick Perry 2012...Be proud to be an American once again!)
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To: DH

Correction: Donor’s...not Downer’s. Too much coffee this morning.


24 posted on 09/09/2011 3:46:14 AM PDT by DH ( Rick Perry 2012...Be proud to be an American once again!)
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To: americanophile

My brother’s wife used a sperm donor because my brother couldn’t have kids. They have never told the kids that my brother is not their biological father. The kids are now in college. I have always thought that was a mistake and that the kids might be really messed up psychologically when they inevitably learn the truth.


25 posted on 09/09/2011 3:48:39 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: veritas2002

I agree. God is a mathematician.

The number of IVF births appears to equal the number of aborted babies. (60K per year).

Have to be careful criticizing this ‘practice’ - there are FReepers with IVF children.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 3:56:17 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle

Correction:

http://www.abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html

UNITED STATES

Number of abortions per year: 1.37 Million (1996)
Number of abortions per day: Approximately 3,700


27 posted on 09/09/2011 4:00:13 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: americanophile

I haven’t read the rest of the comments or this article, but I’ll pipe in anyway since they mentioned this story on Fox’s the 5 as well. This is not the choice of the donor! This is entirely the sperm bank’s decision! This is such lousy reporting and misplaced blame. All the stories I have have read about this phenomena state that the donor is always told oh you’ll only be fathering a few children.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 4:06:29 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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From what I understand, the donor is paid each time his sperm is used. He knows.


29 posted on 09/09/2011 4:09:14 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: americanophile

30 posted on 09/09/2011 4:12:27 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: KevinB

“My brother’s wife used a sperm donor... “

I am sure your brother and SIL thought that keeping this a secret would ensure that the children bond with your brother. However, when or if the children do find out... they are sure to feel like their entire lives are a lie. I am not sure if your brother/SIl received any genetic information like heart disease, diabetes etc... but knowing one’s genetic history (when possible) is helpful. This is certainly tricky for your family!


31 posted on 09/09/2011 4:26:38 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: veritas2002

You are so right, but sadly, most people don’t have the spiritual eyes & ears to get it.


32 posted on 09/09/2011 5:39:22 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: americanophile

Sperm whale.

33 posted on 09/09/2011 5:42:27 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: EnquiringMind

I think you are mistaken, or at least mixing different types of donations. Some sperm donors are contracted specifically for a particular conception attempt and are paid quite a bit more. If they have very viable sperm they may make more money the next time. Others donate to a sperm bank and are paid considerably less and are part of a sperm inventory from which couples/women choose a donor. In the second case they are paid to make a series of donations. What happens after that is basically out of their hands, and unless they agree to be an “open donor” (their identity and some medical records available to offspring when they turn 18) they may never know anything about any offspring. The guy in this specific case (the 150 kids) had no idea he had that many offspring.


34 posted on 09/09/2011 9:43:19 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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