Sperm Donors are needed, now what happens when one donates to over 24 clinics and been able to father over 550 children?
A Dutch national in Kenya and a well known sperm donor who fathered about 550 children around the world is being sued for allegedly increasing the risk of accidental incest.
According to the New York Post, Jonathan Jacob Meijer,41, donated sperms to at least 13 clinics including 11 in the Netherlands.
While in Netherlands, he was blacklisted in 2017 for fathering 102 children, the Times of London reported.
Under Dutch rules, sperm donors are not allowed to father more than 25 children, or impregnate more than 12 women to prevent inbreeding, incest or psychological problems for kids who find out they have married their siblings.
The Dutch National, Meijer, who lives in Kenya has continued t donate his sperm outside Netherlands, he donated in Denmark and Ukraine, according to the Dutch donor Kind Foundation, which filed a civil lawsuit against him.
The foundation alleges that the serial sperm donor has lied about the number of children he has fathered.
“We are taking action against this man because the government is doing nothing,” Donor Kind Chairman Ties Van der Meer told the Telegraph.
“He has a global reach via the internet and he does business with large, international sperm banks,” he added.
How Was He Discovered
The lawsuit was brought by a Dutch Woman who gave birth to one of Meijer’s kids in 2018.
“If I had known he had already fathered more than 100 children, I would never have chosen this donor,” said the woman, known as Eva.
“When I think about the consequences this could have for my child I am sick to my stomach. Going to court is the only way to protect my child.”
Donor Kind Attorney Mark de Hek said the court action was launched after women reportedly pleaded with Meijer to stop donating his sperm.
“We and some of the mothers have approached him. They have asked him to stop. He refused. This is why legal action is the only option to protect children,” he said.
The foundation will ask the court to order Meijer to stop donating and to have all his stored sperm destroyed ,unless it is reserved for a woman who has one of his children.
The Times London also reported that an Australian couple paid over$6,500 to Danish Fertility clinic Cryos International for his sperm, which he donated under the fake name Ruud.
“We chose him because he was worldly, creative and intelligent,” the Australian mother reportedly said.” He was open to meeting his donor children and he looks like my partner.”
The couple had been told that the man’s sperm met Australian guidelines that donors can inseminate only five families ,according to the outlet.
Using his alia, Meijer allegedly wrote a “motivational letter” for the Danish Sperm bank, telling prospective parents.