A Dutch sperm donor is facing legal action to prevent him from being the biological father of multiple children.
He was born first from Haga and was 41 years old, so that he is supposed to have been the father of at least five hundred and fifty children around the world.
A woman who conceived a child using her own sperm in 2018 is suing, along with the Donorkind foundation, which advocates for the rights of children resulting from these donations.
The man – nicknamed Jonathan M. in the country’s press – is donating his sperm to at least 13 clinics in Belgium and abroad, according to the foundation.
Twenty-five children at most
The constitutions stipulate that a man can donate sperm to a maximum of twenty-five children or twelve families, in order to avoid incestuous relationships and to protect the resulting mental health of the children.
“If I had known that I had already given birth to more than 100 children, I would never have chosen this donor,” lamented the mother who initiated the project.
“When I think about the consequences this may have for my son, my guts are troubled and I feel uncertain about his future: how many more children are there to be added? The only way is to protect my son by going to court.”
He had noted that it was a hundred
The man already came to light in the dating of his country in 2017 after having more than 100 children.
The Dutch Association for Obstetrics and Gynecology (NVOG) then asked all specialist associations and clinics to immediately stop using their seeds.
Not only in the Netherlands
Jonathan M. had continued to donate abroad and through illegal channels.
The Donorkind Foundation claims to contact women who want to be mothers through social networks.
He lied about the number of children he fathered by the banks. According to Marcus de Hek, a lawyer for the foundation, he broke agreements with clinics and prospective parents, who believed his faith was the greatest effort to conceive twenty-five children.
“The donor first represents his desire and his behavior threatens the mental and physical health of the children born,” laments Hek.
Dutch media reports that Jonathan M. is now living in Kenya and has refused to comment on the trial against him.
The Development of the Educational Trust (PET), a platform for those suffering from infertility or genetic problems, explains that the limit of 25 generations is designed to maintain levels of procreation in procreation among people conceived as similar to the general population.
“When the donor’s genetic material is present in several offspring, it increases the risk – very small – that two half-siblings may have a family connection,” explains this association.
The forensic details remain to be ascertained.