Why did you become a sperm donor?
“When I was eight years old, I remember my dad having some lesbian friends, who had several children with a man they didn’t know. I was a bit taken aback, as I hadn’t had any experience of ‘rainbow families’ before that.
Some time later, my dad got a girlfriend who had two sons. One Sunday morning, when her sons and I were teenagers, we learnt that the father of my dad's girlfriend’s sons was not their biological father. “Are you joking?” and “How can they look so much like their father?” were just two of my questions. But the most important thing was the calm response from the girlfriend’s sons: “So what? Our dad is still our dad.”
I remember finding it very inspiring. That as a sperm donor you can help families from all walks of life. As a 15-year-old I decided that I wanted to be a donor once I was old enough, if I could become approved.”