Sperm donor finds life can get complicated

Sept. 15, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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BOSTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Boston lawyer who donated sperm while he was in law school has discovered he is a father of more than 100 children.

Ben Seisler is featured in an upcoming show on the Style Network, which arranged a meeting with the mother of two of the children, a 7-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy, The Boston Globe reported. The woman, who lives in Seattle, had already been in touch with him, tracking him down through the Donor Sibling Registry.

Seisler said when he was a student at George Mason University Law School in Virginia sperm donation was basically a way to make some money -- an average of $150 for a few minutes of work.

He said there is no "road map" for the situation he is in now.

"It was kind of wild," he said of the meeting. "On the one hand, these kids are biologically my kids. On the other hand they are not my kids. I didn't raise them. I have no control over how they are raised."

Seisler recently married and now lives in Albany, N.Y., with his wife. She is not happy about the group she calls his "offspring."

"What if they all come knocking?" she asked. "I kind of deem it selfish. Did you think of the consequences that would come out of this?''

And a Boston friend, Vas Leckas, pointed out some of the logistical problems: "I don't want to sound cold and calculating, but you can't be at 70 birthday parties a year. There's only so much Chuck E. Cheese you can take.''

"Style Exposed: Sperm Donor" airs Sept. 27.

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