Joe claims to have already fathered over 100 children and has a goal of reaching 2500. Picture: 60 Minutes
Joe claims to have already fathered over 100 children and has a goal of reaching 2500. Picture: 60 Minutes

Sperm donor’s goal to father 2500 kids

A US sperm donor, who claims to have fathered more than 100 children, has travelled to Australia to help more women avoid becoming "spinsters".

Known simply as 'Joe Donor', the US-based man has spoken to 60 Minutes this week about his ultimate goal to father 2500 children.

That, he says, would probably be his limit.

"I'm in the business of producing babies," Joe tells reporter Liz Hayes.

The interview, 'Babies at first sight' which airs tonight, will investigate Joe Donor's visit to Australia, where he plans to impregnate 15 women he has made arrangements with.

The problem is Joe has had little to no medical checks and has signed no legal contracts with his clientele.

Joe tells 60 Minutes he is on a mission to get as many women pregnant as possible. Picture: 60 Minutes
Joe tells 60 Minutes he is on a mission to get as many women pregnant as possible. Picture: 60 Minutes

In a preview of the episode, posted to the 60 Minutes website, Joe Donor speaks with Hayes about his views on his job assisting pregnancies around the world.

"I don't really see it as a problem," he says.

"I mean, even a monkey can raise a baby."

According to Joe, "maybe half" of the 100 or more children he says he has fathered were conceived through natural insemination.

He tells Hayes his preferred method of conception is "unprotected sex", a service he performs free of charge.

But in other cases, where women have requested a vial of his "super sperm" instead, have resulted in a hefty fee.

 

Hayes suggests Joe Donor is risking women’s health, which he dismisses. Picture: 60 Minutes
Hayes suggests Joe Donor is risking women’s health, which he dismisses. Picture: 60 Minutes

When questioned about what checks and balances he has to assure the women that he is healthy and safe, Joe claims to have none.

Instead, he believes the real risk is that "a woman will die a spinster without a child".

"The real risk is that you're totally deluded," Hayes claps back.

The interview appears to get heated at points, with Hayes confronting Joe about his lack of respect for the mothers of his many children.

"You are so arrogant and dangerous and so dismissive of women's health," Hayes says to Joe.

 

Lawyer Stephen Page is critical of Joe Donor’s private sperm donation. Picture: 60 Minutes
Lawyer Stephen Page is critical of Joe Donor’s private sperm donation. Picture: 60 Minutes

It's not just Hayes who feels this sperm donor isn't the full quid.

Lawyer Stephen Page tells 60 Minutes that Joe's private sperm donations could easily pass on sexually transmitted diseases to his 'clients'.

"He shouldn't be playing the role of God towards desperate women and their kids," Stephen Page says.

 

'Babies at first sight' airs tonight on 60 Minutes at 8.30pm on Channel 9, after Married At First Sight.


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