A real case that shakes a country and alerts the rest of the world.
The high price sometimes paid
Holland is still in shock after the discovery made by this group of mothers. They all have something in common, having undergone assisted insemination.
An alarming resemblance
According to what was expressed by Up Socl, it all began when these mothers found a great resemblance between their children.
Although all had been assisted in the assisted insemination process, the procedure had taken place in different clinics specialized in this type of treatment.
The suspicion centered on the possibility that they all shared the same donor, so they decided to get together and present their case to the Ministry of Health, who after a thorough investigation confirmed the doubts of these mothers, “a single donor was the biological father of 102 children ».
“I just wanted to make people happy, not have so many children”
How could this happen?
The answer is very simple, there is no regulatory or registration system that allows clinics to know the list of donors, or in which other fertilization clinics the person presented, only biological children are allowed to access the list in case you want to know the identity of the donor parent.
According to the assisted insemination law, each man can donate only 25 times a sperm sample, in order to prevent the coincidence of meeting half-siblings in the future.
In this case, and although the identity of the donor has not been confirmed, this person made more than 100 donations in 11 different clinics.
To justify that the person responsible for the events only did so for financial reasons, since they receive 50 euros for each sample, he simply stated that his intentions were not “to have as many children as he could, but to make people happy.”
Understanding the donor process
When talking about assisted insemination, in addition to understanding the reasons why a woman decides or needs this procedure, in this case the other side of the process is of interest, “the donor.”
First of all, the person must meet certain minimum requirements, such as:
The person must be between 18 and 29 years old, it depends on the place or country it may vary.
Not being an adopted child.
Present a clean medical history of hereditary diseases.
A minimum height of 1.70 is required.
The person must undergo several medical studies, to verify family history and possible hereditary diseases, andrological review, in order to rule out urinary or genital pathologies, blood tests, and of course seminal quality.
After meeting these requirements, the location, which must be an authorized clinic, for the extraction of the seminal sample is determined.
The proliferation of unrecognized children
The role of parents has always been considered the most important in the lives of children, and it is also the basis of our society.
Responsible parenthood, implies as such, the creation of a loving bond with the child, and the accompaniment during his growth. This is established to preserve order in society, and to ensure the continuation of life as a family on Earth.
Due to the different situations faced in life, and the development of medicine, new ways of fertilization have been opened, filling many couples with hope and happiness that for individual reasons, could not complete their family nucleus with the arrival of a son, and so far, I think everything is fine, because the basic objective is the same, the formation of a family.
New laws and regulations on the subject
During 2009, a sperm donation case made headlines.
When William Marotta responded to a sperm donation request, advertised on “The Craighlist,” for two weeks William donated several sperm samples, while also signing a contract in which he waived all parental rights.
According to him, “he just wanted to help two women start a family.”
To his surprise, some time later, he receives a letter requesting support for the girl.
William learned that the women had separated, so the biological mother, going through difficult economic times, went to request help from the government, and he asked who the biological father was, so the Government of the State of Kansas, requested food aid to him.
When cases like this are heard, the need to establish clear regulatory patterns, enable a donor registry, and the lack of responsibility, jump as priority issues, in order to achieve order in the process, and not allow proliferation indiscriminate of human beings, which has nothing to do with the formation of a family.