Choosing A DaddyJuly 27, 2011 No Comments
If you want your baby-daddy to enjoy arts and crafts, be soft-spoken and caring yet dress like a rock star, now you can find a man who matches your criteria.
For those unable to have kids, same-sex couples and single adults who desire a child of their own, you can now go online from the comfort of your own home and scour the catalogue listing a man’s “personality traits, interests and even fashion sense.”
Compiled by the London Sperm Bank, the online brochure will not give away the identity of the donor, as required by law, but it will feature reasons why a man is donating as well as staff assessments on what the daddy-to-be is like. Some sperm banks go a bit further by offering information on occupation, hobbies and even physical traits.
However, the chosen daddies may not remain anonymous forever. Despite a law being passed in the UK allowing children to trace their biological fathers, the number of sperm donors has still increased. Research reveals that there were “396 donors in 2008 compared to just 251 in 2005.” In the UK, they are only paid a small fee to compensate for loss of earnings and some expenses, but due to what’s thought to be a strong sense of altruism, donors don’t believe in depriving children of seeking them out if they so choose.
You have to wonder how far screening will go if clinics are getting more and more descriptive and building a master online inventory, but these men are giving children to people who want to experience parenthood and ultimately taking responsibility for their sperm.
For men who have sperm to spare, what’s wrong with trying to make the world a better, happier place? It’s not like couples are trying to “design” their children, which we have heard in recent news. They just want a daddy.
So if you have the option of choosing “very individualistic, quirky and artistic in nature” over “introspective and deep thinking with a neat, relaxed style,” why not?
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