I consider donating sperm as irresponsible. To donate, you go to a “sperm bank.” Different sperm banks will have different qualifications that you must meet. For example, some require that you be at least 5’7″ to donate you sperm. Usually you have to be between the ages of 18 and 40. While you’re donating, all you probably think about is the quick and easy money and less about the possible outcome. I came across an article and video of a man named Ben Seisler having to tell his fiancé of his 70 known children. Notice how I said known, which means they’re are probably several more than that!
Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia to help pay for his education. He earned around $150 per donation. He originally planned to remain anonymous but later joined an online registry called the Donor Sibling Registry that connects offspring and siblings to each other and their donors. Around 15 of his children have made contact with him. This is just one case of a college guy wanting cash and not caring about the risks. Couples who are unable to have children probably very much appriciate it at the time, however, you will have to explain to the child that the man rasing him is not his biological father. This could be heart-breaking for the child and can cause a variety of problems. Donating sperm takes a person who doesn’t care if he has a bunch of children that could be all across the world and never know them. Recieving sperm takes a couple who doesn’t mind that their baby isn’t completely just theirs.
I feel that adoption is the better choice. Not only does adoption reduce the world’s population, but it provides many benefits for the adoptive children and their family. These benefits allow the child to have a renewed and more sucessful life.