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Wishing all dads out there a fantastic father’s day! Whether you are gay or straight, single or in a relationship, there are so many ways in which being a ‘dad’ can play an important role in a child’s life.
You may be a donor wishing to stay in contact with a child like an ‘uncle figure’ or maybe you are co-parenting with a single woman or lesbian couple. Your family may have been created by fostering, adoption or even surrogacy.
Whatever the process - one thing is for sure, that the journey to parenthood although not always easy, will have brought joy and love to your lives.
I have just finished a photo shoot, something else I have never done before, but recently accepted as part of my "self awareness/maturing" process.
With my hair done and makeup still on, sporting high heels and a smart dress, I ascend to the 10th floor of a Manhattan high-rise in a desirable neighborhood to the lobby of fertility heaven.
A lawyer who became a sperm donor and donated sperm to pay his way through college has learned that he has fathered an astonishing 70 children.
More than 15 of those have already attempted to contact 33-year-old Ben Seisler.
The sperm donor confessed to his fiancée as part of a new reality show, 'Sperm Donor', that aired on the Style Network on Tuesday.
Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia. He earned around $150 per donation.
Men willing to donate sperm help to create more than 800 babies in Britain every year through fertility clinics and hundreds more through personal arrangement – but now we are facing a shortage of "sperm donor daddies".
As many as 1 in every 6 people will experience fertility problems, and for many infertile couples, lesbian couples and single women – a sperm donor is the only way of achieving their dream of becoming a parent.
DESPERATE couples and single women are being forced to import sperm from overseas to become parents because there are just eight registered donors on the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast Bulletin can reveal the city's three fertility clinics Monash IVF, City Fertility and Queensland Fertility Group have only eight donors to cover a population of more than half a million.
Simon has two sons, aged 15 and 13, from a failed marriage, who live with him, and a six-year-old daughter from a later broken relationship, who lives with her mother. The 37-year-old divorced former business manager thinks he has a further five children, aged between two months and six years, living in Britain and another eight in countries including Australia, South Africa, Poland and Spain. He admits it could be more, but he plays no part in their upbringing — emotionally or financially — and has absolutely no desire to.
Paris, France, March - Co-Parents.net, an online sperm donation forum, has announced a record number of registrants on its forum, more than 22,000.