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Sperm Donation World

Sperm Donation World

By Adam Hooper
The fertility world a multi-billion dollar industry, run by so-called professionals we put our trust in? But should we? there is a lot about the IVF world that they don't want us to know about while controlling us with fear. We explore alternative avenues and speak to various guests and listen to their stories. For more information www.spermdonationworld.com
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Episode 44: A Heterosexual couple journey - 4 donor babies over 12 years
Using an Alias "Lily" for privacy reasons from the East Coast of the U.S we explore a journey of a mother who is in a heterosexual relationship married to a man that had a vasectomy who previously had two children with a previous partner. This newly formed relationship ignited a spark for Lily to have her own children and spanning over 12 years with a 4th child almost here she has well and truly achieved this and has become one of the most experienced mothers in using online donors in America. We take a trip down memory lane encountering what it was like in the early days of online sperm donation to what they have gone to now. Lily along the way has had to use a few donors and quite often has had to travel a distance in order to reach them, especially for future siblings. She shares with us all her tips about timing, cervical mucus, we talk about her children's personalities and her different donors. For more information about this episode visit: https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-44-a-heterosexual-couple-journey-4-donor-babies-over-12-years/ To follow the podcast on Instagram: @Spermdonationworld
02:09:56
August 30, 2021
Episode 43: Sperm Jacking
Sonja Thompson was raised in Fargo Dakota, she always knew from a very young age she was attracted to women and is a sucker for a pretty smile and a cute face. So much so that at the age of 23 in Kentucky her then "hot girlfriend" convinced her she was to carry their next child. Previously Soni had no intentions of ever carrying but was talked into it. From there the only question was where to source the sperm? It was hard finding someone willing to donate it and back in that time there were no Sperm Donation World communities, so a  master plan was hatched to acquire the sperm needed by having a threesome, with a man that was thinking he was hitting the jackpot. In fact, the real prize from that night is her son Andrew. Soni now 52 and single shares her life story, from pulling off the ultimate heist, to confronting the man and what led to her telling him and her experiences raising a young man that had his own fair share of issues along the way. Soni and Andrew now in his mid-20s do a podcast together called Thompson Talk which has brought them even closer. To find out more information about this episode visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-43-sperm-jacking/ To find out more about the podcast follow on Instagram @spermdonationworld
01:25:18
August 19, 2021
Episode 42: The Laws in New Zealand for Donor Conception
Upon Adam Hooper's pending arrival in New Zealand it's probably best he gets in touch with Nz's most experienced lawyer in the field of donor conception. Introducing Mother of three Jaenine Badenhorst from Rainey Collins Lawyers located in Wellington Who specializes in Litigation and Family Law. In this episode, we learn about the rights of donors and recipients and their partners, we touch on a little bit on surrogacy. We talk about donor-recipient agreements. All in all, turns out the laws are pretty good in New Zealand for those who seek to do artificial insemination whether it be at home or at a clinic. For more information about this episode visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-42-the-laws-in-new-zealand-for-donor-conception/ For more information on the podcast visit Instagram @spermdonationworld
50:45
August 16, 2021
Episode 41: Achieving Parenthood (As a Single Mother by Choice)
Samantha J Richardson was brought up in a small town south of Chicago she is the co-author of the book Achieving Parenthood: The Struggles Are Real, The Hope Is Eternal a book that shares various people's insights and journies to parenthood. In this episode, we touch on Samantha's journey from living in countries such as New Zealand and now Australia where we explore her own struggles towards having her little bundle of joy. Like many women before her, she was in a dead-end marriage that wasn't going anywhere and the future of having children with this man was becoming less appealing by the second. She ultimately left that relationship and was willing to explore the single mother by choice option. She came across QFG paid a couple of thousand dollars only to be given a small list of very unhealthy and unappealing choices. That is when she discovered Sperm Donation Australia where she met a couple of donors. Unfortunately for Samantha, she was experiencing fertility issues and stage 4 endometriosis where she was forced back to the clinic route, where she used a known donor. To find out more information about this episode and to find a link to her new book visit. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-41-achieving-parenthood-as-a-single-mother-by-choice/ To follow the podcast on Instagram @Spermdonationworld
01:17:15
August 3, 2021
Episode 40: Another VIC Fertility Clinic to destroy Embryos, are yours safe? Part 2
Jess and Leroy Natoli met briefly while out one night through a mutual friend, and soon tracked down each other and became officially an item not too soon after, both wanting similar things in life, a mutual goal would be creating a family in the, not near distant future. They began exploring these options that lead them to a Melbourne-based clinic in which they did IVF. The clinic emailed the donor at his 10-year donating anniversary asking him if he wished to continue to have his sperm and embryos already created to be still be made available, his response in the email was a simple No. The law requires the donor to provide a reason for stopping, in which he hasn't therefore the embryos perhaps technically shouldn't be taken away until he fulfills his requirements, we discuss this and the potential angles in trying to save these embryos from destruction. If Jess and Leroy can't save their own embryos they wish to aspire change so others don't have to go through this. To find out more about this episode and to sign the petition: https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-40-another-vic-fertility-clinic-to-destroy-embryos-are-yours-safe-part-2/ To follow the podcast on Instagram: @Spermdonationworld
01:19:07
July 28, 2021
Episode 39: Another VIC Fertility Clinic to destroy Embryos are yours safe? Part 1
Lissa Koehler and her ex-partner's first child was born via at-home insemination via a known donor, for a combination of reasons he is no longer an option for future children so they elected to go down the Fertility clinic option. Through an invasive procedure that would involve between30 and 50 internal ultrasounds and other procedures and not to mention extreme medication involved that knocked her around 6 Embryos were the end result, 1 of these embryos resulted in a child, while the rest were stored away to be used at a later date. Lissa now with her new partner Kariah were considering their options of another baby when suddenly their victorian clinic rings up to let them know that upon contacting their donor on his mandatory 10-year checkup to see if he still wishes for his biological tissue to be used, he has decided to say no once prompted, which has led these embryos down a path of destruction affecting another 5 families in the process. This interview is deeply personal and touches on an array of topics, the clinic procedures, why the laws need to be reviewed, and what can be done about this, plus many interesting general convos along the way. Lissa is now 40 and will have to go through this process again with eggs that obviously won't be the same quality as they were 5 years ago? This time Lissa's support network is much stronger and we wish them a positive outcome. For more information about this podcast episode, to support the petition and to follow Lissa and Kariah's socials you can find here  https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-39-another-vic-fertility-clinic-to-destroy-embryos-are-yours-safe-part-1/ To follow the podcast on Instagram @SpermDonationWorld
02:13:39
July 27, 2021
Episode 38: A Gay man's guide to forming a family
Tim Gullicksen from San Francisco back in 1989 wanted to help families that were in need of a sperm donor and he came across the California Cryobank there was only one obstacle in his path and that was he is gay, Back then and even now gay men are still not allowed to be sperm donors at clinics in the USA. Tim had to pretend he was straight to bypass their screening process in order to help create what he was lead to believe would be a maximum of 10 families, but could be more like 90+ families, he was assigned the donor I.D 1237. Tim knows of over 30 biological offspring tracked down with the assistance of DNA websites and the Donor Sibling Registry but has formed a close connection with 22 of them, and every year they have a meet-up at Bass Lake in California. Tim shares what it's like to live in this reality and how his offspring feel about having as many siblings as they do. A very fun and insightful episode full of interesting information and outlooks for instance can being gay be genetically inherited 5 his offspring identify as queer. What's does Tim's love interests or partners think of him being a donor? Plus lots more and although Tim never set off or imagined to have formed a family from his donations this is now very much a part of his identity. To find out more about this episode and Tim's story visit this episode information page. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-38-a-gay-mans-guide-to-forming-a-family/ Follow the podcast on Instagram @SpermDonationWorld
01:11:48
July 26, 2021
Episode 37: My Rainbow Tribe
Shannon Louise Ashton was a pioneer for same-sex women who always wanted children but found out along the way she had no desire to be with a man so had to think outside the box. She started her motherhood journey via the QFG in the early 2000s at a time when it was all very taboo. Almost 2 decades on a couple of relationships along the way, she has fulfilled her rainbow tribe of 5 children using the popular choice Surfer donor known as id number 188. On record, there are 48 children, many still unknown and unaccounted for, with some surprise unexpected encounters across the way like coincidentally one of her children going to the same daycare as another donor sibling. With her oldest child Zac about to reach his adult years, we discuss how they plan to navigate this and the prep talks required. Shannon has quite the positive outlook in life, but she has had to deal with a few dramas along the way firstly them being given the wrong donor they had asked for, having to join the donor sibling registry and DNA sites in order to find more of her children’s half-siblings and then there are the questions from her children about their donor and wanting to meet him and her having to explain that this is unlikely to happen with the donor, they ended up getting. In her own words “sometimes what’s meant to happen just happens”. To find out more about this episode and links to Shannon's My Family Tribe socials visit  https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-37-my-rainbow-tribe/  To Follow and get more information about this podcast follow @Spermdonatiodonationworld Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spermdonationworld/ 
01:00:48
July 2, 2021
Episode 36: Talking Male Infertility and Children's books
J.R Silver is the pseudonym  UK Author of the Sharing Seeds children's book series. From the Southern part of England, this man married his wife, lost his sister to breast cancer which raised concerns about his own genetics which prompted him to investigate further not only finding out he was the carrier of BRACA1 gene he soon after discovered his semen sample contained no sperm aka Azoospermia. We talk through the feelings of male infertility, throw out a few hypothetical what-ifs and talk through the fertility clinic experience that resulted in his 2 children being conceived with donor sperm with a pending option for a third with one remaining embryo remaining, plus much more. For more information about this episode and where to find J R Silver's book and social information please check out the podcast information page.  https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-36-talking-male-infertility-and-childrens-books/ For more information about the podcast follow us on Instagram @SpermDonationWorld
01:41:50
June 28, 2021
Episode 35: 2 Bumps Same Love
Taryn Cumming (South Africa) joins us and she is one half of the 2 Bumps Same Love team. She and partner Kat Buchanan (New Zealand) who are based in Auckland fell pregnant using an online donor almost simultaneously after finding out they both had a low egg reserve and action was required immediately. Along their way they started creating YouTube content and sharing their journey and creating information guides for others out there to follow. The media got on board with their story also, followed by a German production company, everyone couldn't get enough of these same-sex pregnant mamas to be. It wasn't all smooth sailing though as Taryn faced complications at the birthing table and a fight for survival for the unnamed little baby Ryan at the time created feelings of stress and panic. On top of that Kat's baby was born just 4 days afterward.  We hear their story and how they still continue to inspire others as Taryn joins the Sperm Donation New Zealand team as a lead administrator. To Find out more about this episode visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-35-2-bumps-same-love/ Follow the podcast on Instagram for updated information and Adam Hooper's Arrival to NZ. Adam Hooper (@spermdonationworld) • Instagram photos and videos https://www.instagram.com/spermdonationworld/
02:11:17
June 24, 2021
Episode 34: East London Represent
Growing up in the underground of East London "Abdul Motlib" who is in his early 30s is 3rd generation British of Bangladesh ancestry. After finding out his sperm didn't pass the freezing process at the clinics, he explored donating online via the Ai only method and in that time has helped assist in the creation of 10 births. In this episode we chat about Super Donors, the UK rivalries the impact of American Joe Donor has had in the UK, we talk about the media, and the way Abdul goes about his donating process, and why he ghosts some recipients. We chat about what happens when you fall pregnant and not tell your donor when it comes to requesting a sibling down the track plus a lot more. For more information about this episode and related links https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-34-east-london-represent/ Join Sperm Donation UK today http://www.facebook.com/groups/spermdonationukgroup/ Follow the Podcast on Instagram @Spermdonationworld  https://www.instagram.com/spermdonationworld/
01:35:03
June 3, 2021
Episode 33: Clinic Donor withdraws consent and our embryos to be destroyed
Going by the aliases of Pip and Tara from Victoria, Australia. After a relationship spanning 14 years, it was time to discuss having a child together. They used one of the countries biggest fertility clinics, we talk to them about their IVF journey in-depth about the processes of the counseling, the doctors appointments, surgeries along the way (cysts and polyps) , and then finally gaining access of their donor registry. A first cycle success was then to follow, in what was looking like overall a great IVF story. Enter the plot twist. Tara receives a call from the clinic counselor informing them that the donor that they selected has withdrawn consent to use his sperm and as of effect they will destroy their embryos. We roll the emotional rollercoaster of how this has come to be and how this information you are not warned on and that there is a lawyer that has come other cases of this happening and wanting to change the laws. Now left in limbo by their clinic and not knowing what is going on we explore the possibilities. and look at if the clinic should of handle their clients with a bit more duty of care. Episode 33: Clinic Donor withdraws consent and our embryos to be destroyed – Sperm Donation World (ivfdonationworld.com)  More Info https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-33-clinic-donor-withdraws-consent-and-our-embryos-to-be-destroyed/ Adam Hooper (@spermdonationworld) • Instagram photos and videos  https://www.instagram.com/spermdonationworld/
01:29:44
May 25, 2021
Episode 32: Just Blew into the Windy City
Chantel Janette Bowen (23 years old) from Chicago Illinois first fell pregnant on graduation night which resulted in her firstborn son back in 2016, 6 months later while planning to recommence her education she then discovers she is pregnant again with a little girl on the way. Four years onwards and with her educational goals met Chantel looks to further grow her family. After doing her research and watching youtube videos about Ai, Chantel joined Sperm Donation USA.  With donors being scarce in Chicago and it was around the same time she was watching the Inside Edition segment about online sperm donation that she knew in her mind that she may have found the donor she was after. It was important to her to have a donor that had a good reputation, and one that was credible enough willing to travel. To find out more about this episode visit the Sperm Donation World, Episode 32: Just blew into the windy city – Sperm Donation World (ivfdonationworld.com) Sperm Donation World has just been recognized by Feedspot judges as the number 1 podcast in the Sperm Donation category. To view, the list visit https://blog.feedspot.com/sperm_donation_podcasts/
43:03
May 19, 2021
Episode 31: Making a Baby with Someone with HIV
Mark Fisher (Body Positive) and Jane Bruning  (Positive Women) who reside in New Zealand collaborated with the New Zealand Aids Foundation in creating Sperm Positive the first HIV-positive Sperm Bank for donors. All in the effort of breaking down the stigma and creating awareness that people with HIV can have children without passing it on to the other party or the child-to-be. We leave no stone unturned, as we dissect what U=U means (Undetectable = Untransmittable). How long can HIV live outside the human body once exposed to air? We chat about clinics freezing sperm and storing them for 6 months and retesting sperm and is this is an outdated methodology, we talk about clinics discrimination against gay men being donors. We look into the concept of spinning sperm and is it still relevant. We also looking at recipients and donors protecting themselves from HIV by visiting the doctor and being prescribed PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) plus much more in this educational packed episode. If this may interest you and you would like to know more visit the episode page https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-31-making-a-baby-with-someone-with-hiv/ or our community pages. Sperm Donation NZ Sperm Donation Australia Sperm Donation USA Also more info at Sperm Positive
01:32:44
March 9, 2021
Episode 30: Our Donor is Suing the Fertility Clinic
Being donor conceived can be challenging in it’s own right. Being able to process your own existence and how you found your place on this Earth quite often after already living many years believing something entirely different can be a bitter pill to swallow. We share the life story of Madi, Robyn, and Allysen and how they became connected, and their donor-conceived journeys to date. While forming new sibling connections, things were to suddenly change once the donor was finally contacted. Their Donor was formally known to them as “donor 8928” Bryce Cleary wasn’t happy when he found out the clinic OHSU had allegedly lied to him about the number of children that were to be born from his donations and their locations all were meant to be on the east coast. Ultimately none of the current 20 known existing siblings should be alive had the clinic respected this. As a result, a 5.25 Million dollar lawsuit has been launched thrusting everyone into the media spotlight. To find out more about the episodes and the related vids visit the Sperm Donation World episode page here.
01:22:31
March 6, 2021
Episode 29: Does my Donor have 1000 children?
"Kate" (a pseudonym) and is 1 half of the Australian same-sex couple that featured in the New York Times article "The Case of the Serial Sperm Donor". Unknowingly to them at the time the donor they were to select from a Cyros donor list was to be Europe's most prolific online/clinic donor. They now live in fear of all their stored frozen embryos being destroyed by the Australian clinic currently storing them if their identity was to be revealed, denying their son the chance of having a full-blooded sibling. Establishing their own mother's group this newly formed army is on a mission to seek regulatory changes making clinics and donors accountable for their actions. We talk about how all this eventuated, how these sperm banks operate, the things they didn't realize, and where to from here. Sperma Donatie Nederland a newly formed group for people from Holland to search for a donor and for more information on this episode click here and leave a comment on what you thought about the episode.
02:10:40
March 2, 2021
Episode 28: Single Mother by Choice
Cat Ellen 33, from Sydney, just celebrated her little man's first birthday we reflect on her journey to motherhood. For her, she faced a common life scenario that women face these days, where is Mr. Right? and at what point do you switch to plan b with that biological clock ticking sound beating louder and louder with each passing month. As the years went on Cat noticed friend's marriages were falling apart and major custody battles over their children taking place, as she witnessed all this carnage, sperm donation was looking the far more logical and safer option to bring a child into this world as could offer that child unconditional love. We explore Today's culture of dating in the digital age we now find ourselves in and the failures she experienced in that. We speak to her about using an experienced donor, prepping her body in preparation for pregnancy, and achieving a first cycle success. Plus the nitty-gritty questions of birth certificates and Centrelink questions plus much more in this fun and chirpy episode. You can find Cat and many other Single mothers by choice at Sperm Donation Australia Likewise, if you're in America in our Sperm Donation USA community.
01:29:24
February 10, 2021
Episode 27: Like a Rolling Stone
On the back of his media debut with Inside Edition we have Tyree Kelly who is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and within the last couple of years has risen to be the USA's most in-demand African-American donor. Clocking over 30,000 Miles in the sky he has jetted to Alaska and practically all around the entire USA delivery his good to those who need it the most. It's fair to say his own father was Rolling stone and unbeknown to him Tyree found himself out to be 1 of 25 half-siblings with a 3 decade age gap spanning between oldest to youngest. He shares what it's like to have many close relations, growing up without a father and assessing in comparison to being a donor-conceived person. A man that has donated his sperm via most ways imaginable shares some conception stories and a 4 person simultaneously in the same room involvement donation if you get my drift. Plus much more in this action-packed episode. Enjoy. You can find Tyree in Sperm Donation USA To read more about this episode and a link to the inside edition clip click here.
01:36:12
February 5, 2021
Episode 26: The Cold War
Aja’mi Wiseman from Virginia was in a same-sex relationship when they decided to explore their options of creating a family. From approaching people she knew to considering clinics and ruling them out we chat about her first cycle success with the use of a soft-cup. We talk about what it’s like to now be a single mother and what it’s like dating others. Plus much more. As described by Nellie Bowles in her New York Times article “The Sperm Kings Have a Problem: Too Much Demand” there was a Cold War going on between two main groups (Sperm Donation USA and the copycat one), Aja’mi who was a key member in the other camp, reflects on what was really going on internally and how this group operated and the story of the Cold War is explained for those who want to have a little lesson on history. To find out more about this episode visit the Sperm Donation World page
01:20:56
February 2, 2021
Episode 25: Donating in Deutschland
I came across a Scottish ex-pat of 6 donor children, who has been living in Germany for many years going under the Pseudonym  "Angus" just to be extra precautionary of the fear of child support. In fact, Angus isn't even his donor persona which I found incredibly interesting. So what is it like to be a donor in Germany, We discuss what it's like with Covid19 currently and the ability to donate, we talk diet, law, and interesting stories to his own bewilderment of some recipients quirky requests, plus much more. Join the new Sperm Donation Germany Community. today  To find out more about this episode visit Sperm Donation World page.
01:15:49
January 21, 2021
Episode 24: The Sperminator Judgement Day
Ari Nagel when he isn't jet-setting around the world donating he is based in New York the 45-year-old can't be stopped despite 2020 being a horrible year for most with Covid19,  it acted as a blessing for the sperminator in his most successful year for him yet with 20 children born bringing his tally of children born to 74, with a further 15 on the way. In this episode, we cover his family perceptions of him donating, the concerns of donor-conceived people, his past media stories, donating overseas, and being banned from donating in his ancestral homeland of Israel plus much more.  You can find Ari as a moderator in Sperm Donation USA and can also find out more about him and his previous media on this episode's podcast information page.
01:06:55
January 12, 2021
Episode 23: Pageant Mom
Elaine Raby Byrd from Memphis a mother to 7-year-old Ember from a previous relationship first heard about the world of online sperm donors through fellow Pageant competitors, a Lesbian couple that spilled their secret on how they got such a beautiful lovely child, which inspired Elaine to adventure down the rabbit hole and check it out in her quest to give her daughter a possible sibling as a single mother by choice. Along the way, she found herself entrenched in the community putting her hand up to join the moderation team of Sperm Donation USA. It was then that Elaine became a mentor for other women, and had to deal with the day to day issues that a Sperm donor community faces in order to maintain a safe level of operation. We chat to Elaine about shipping sperm, breeding parties, and what it's like to pick a very popular donor as your donor of choice. For more information on Elaine click here
01:13:45
January 8, 2021
Episode 22: Husband Wife team
Jerry Adams now based in Oregon due to a co-parenting arrangement has currently over 20 children born or in the womb cooking. His Wife Kerry had been trying for a baby for the past 15 years with a previous partner and with Jerry's Midas touch the golden egg was fertilized and she is also on her way of having a baby. We chat with Jerry and  Kerry about the teamwork, the bond, the honesty, and trust it takes in allowing your partner to be a donor of any particular method. We get a lovely look at their life and the relationships not only they have formed but also Jerry's children have formed with other biologically related diblings. You can find Jerry in the Sperm Donation USA community and more information on the episode here.
01:11:24
December 23, 2020
Episode 21: Sperm Donation in the Philippines
Anthony Versteeg an Engineer from the Netherlands donated sperm after being inspired by a documentary of famous dutch donor Ed Houben.  After helping over a handful of recipients conceive in his mother country, he learned that donating to Western women wasn't particularly his thing and has now traveled abroad and finds himself today in the Philippines. We chat with Anthony about his adventures, the culture he now finds himself around, his frustrations of the lack of Sex Ed, and the ability to communicate with manners. I even mention a possible Sperm Donation World holiday for our world members if Covid19 ever goes away! Join Sperm Donation Philippines today!
46:33
December 6, 2020
Episode 20: In the San of Time
From the Middle East to the Middle West of the US (Cincinnati) arrives the Prince of Persia  "Jacob San" who arrived in Arkansas with his wife in 2015 to pursue education studies, he then stumbled across the idea of becoming a donor when his biological urges became too strong to ignore so he had to make a proposition to his wife to donate. Since then he has had over 12 delivered and a further 10 buns in the oven cooking. We discuss his law interpretations of Arkansas and Kentucky and the comparisons of their respective donor cultures. We discuss donor rejection, discover what does Jacob do to get a competitive edge over rival donors in his area, donor/recipient fertile incompatibility. Among other topics. Jacob can be found in the Sperm Donation USA community and more contact information can be found at his Podcast episode page at Sperm Donation World.
01:14:26
December 1, 2020
Episode 19: Having a Gay time with Eric
Eric Uhden brings his Gay pride to the Sperm Donation World podcast, arguably becoming the most popular gay donor in the world. Since Eric burst on to the scene in 2018 in the Sperm Donation USA community he has been a fan favorite in the LGBT community with 10 Births and 16 ongoing pregnancies. We chat with Eric on all things gay, his partner coming around to the idea of him becoming a donor, then the process of planning the creation of their own family and using an Egg donor from within the family.  He procrastinated for a while done much study and research before his uprising and he discusses it all today and how this could be a good thing for other gay men to explore, even the possibility of being Co-Parenting.  Eric lives currently in Norfolk in Virginia, his role in the Military can see him deployed all around the world, with his next destination being Guam, 4 hours from Japan and Australian shores. Join us on a fun and quirky episode to find out more on this episode and how to reach out to Eric visit his episode page. on Sperm Donation World website.
01:09:07
November 30, 2020
Episode 18: The Donor Ambassador of Australia
Straight off the back of his Daily Mail Article that focused on Men's mental health and the benefits of becoming a donor I speak with Matthew Beale from Melbourne, Australia. Matt has also taken on the new donor ambassador role for Sperm Donation Australia, which focuses on educating men considering the possible path of becoming a donor and working within the community helping recipients match with new potential donors. In this episode we discuss mental health the benefits and how it lead to him becoming a sperm donor through his therapy sessions,  we touch on the family law system, we talk about co-parenting, we analyze how society is changing and how choosing a donor or becoming a donor seems to be a logical rewarding much simpler choice in modern times. Follow the podcast on Instagram @Spermdonationworld For more information on this episode visit Sperm Donation World
01:09:39
November 11, 2020
Episode 17: The Maryland man that loves children
Introducing Drew Sollenberger from the Sperm Donation USA Facebook community. In this episode, we learn that Drew's love for children is real and genuine the man even donated a kidney to a 2-year-old child who was a complete stranger in order to save their life. We discuss a vast array of topics, What are Drew's motivations for donating? What his family and friends think of him being a donor, the TV show 2020 he went on, how he navigates visiting his 20 children he has helped conceived so far.  What impacts does it have having "Uncle Drew" in their lives? Among discussing Draw's virginity we delve deep into one of the USA's biggest donor rivalries that Drew found himself entrenched in, in a brutal tit for tat war! To find out more about Drew and related links about him you can find here. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-17-the-maryland-man-that-loves-children/ Visit Sperm Donation USA group today for more of our American Donors. https://www.facebook.com/groups/spermdonationusa If you wish to go on the show or have any questions email adamhooper@dr.com Feel free to follow @SpermDonationWorld on Instagram
01:19:08
November 8, 2020
Episode 16: Donor Conception and Beyond
Introducing Gail Pascoe a  Solo mother by choice with a daughter that was conceived in Australia via the assistance of Xytex imported American sperm. After her child is born, Gail soon discovers that she has far more siblings out there than one would ever expect using an Australian clinic that proclaims to have such strict regulations.  Gail has done many years research since, currently writing a book, has a website and an avid blogger. It is fair to say the Gail is an expert in this field and her knowledge and experience gives this episode a fascinating insight on some of the risks associated out there but also some tips on how she raises a donor concieved child, plus much more. To find out more about Gail and her resources you can find here. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-16-donor-conception-and-beyond/ Gail also talks about children's books and how beneficial they have been which you can find here. https://ivfdonationworld.com/childrens-books/
01:01:57
May 7, 2019
Episode 15: Dissecting 60 Minutes a recap with Joe Donor
In this episode I reconnect with Joe Donor about his version of events of the 60 Minutes fiasco. We discuss the Producer, the Presenter, Media Watch, and go over some of the points and cast members that appeared in the show. To find out more information about this episode and media links in relation to the 60 minutes program please visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-15-dissecting-60-minutes-a-recap-with-joe-donor/ For more information on Sperm Donation visit Sperm Donation World
01:22:09
April 23, 2019
Episode 14: A Scandinavian Adventure - The Arrival
In March 2019 I traveled to Copenhagen to donate to a recipient by the name of Johanna. Why am I here? Swedish laws are a little bizarre and we discuss why so, we also touch on Johanna's previous attempt in Australia.  To Find out more about this episode visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-14-a-scandinavian-adventure-the-arrival/ To Help support the Podcast you can via Patreon.
41:42
March 23, 2019
Episode 13: The Cambodian Wonder
Featuring Seth Wayne born and raised in Cambodia, he moved to Melbourne Australia a few years ago where he completed a masters in accounting. Seth takes us through the Asian culture, He talks us through about donating in New Zealand via a clinic and how he felt about the counselling sessions.  We also get the chance to speak to a couple of lovely ladies who had traveled to Victoria from Queensland to acquire Seth's services. For more information about this episode and to view Seth's semen analysis visit.  https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-13-the-cambodian-wonder/ To Help support the Podcast visit the Patreon page for bonus content https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld
59:34
March 17, 2019
Episode 12: 52 Donor Siblings and Counting
Kianni Arroyo from Orlando Florida joins the podcast to discuss her unique life and what it's like to know of currently 52 donor siblings with many others she is yet discover. We chat about the special bonds that are created, we talk about her donor 2757. We talk about many positives and reflect on some negatives, all in all a very fun chat with some very interesting information.  For more information about this episode and how to follow Kianni's journey can find it here https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-12-51-donor-siblings-and-counting/ If you would like to help support the Podcast you can via the  Patreon page where you can find additional content and bonus episodes. https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld For more information on Vitamins and Supplements, Insemination Kits, Books visit http://www.spermdonationworld.com
01:00:37
March 10, 2019
Episode 11: Lesbians and the Law
I am joined in this episode with NSW Lawyer Nicole Evans as we discuss the law surrounding sperm donation in Australia. We look at some previous cases, we talk about contracts and we get to know a bit about Nicole and her inspirations around her field of expertise.  To find out more information regarding this episode visit. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-11-lesbians-and-the-law/ To Visit our homepage http://www.spermdonationworld.com To Support the Podcast https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld
42:16
March 3, 2019
Episode 10: Letting go of love to have a Baby
The biological clock ticks,  faster for some than others. Ever held on to hope to have a relationship? then also hope that this person also wants children? What happens if you find a partner and the question of children is asked? In this episode we speak to 43 year old Melissa Leanne as she takes us on a deeply personal journey of her life and her last ditch effort to become the mother she always dreamed of. To find out more about Mel read the episode guide. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-10-letting-go-of-love-to-create-a-new-love/ To help support the podcast you can by Patreon membership for bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld
50:45
February 24, 2019
Episode 9 - Spermcast
Molly Hawkey joins an intoxicated Adam Hooper, As we recap season 1 of her podcast, known as Spermcast (coincidently the same name as this episode) in which we highlight weighing up the option to first choose a sperm donor, managing finances, we even talk about the Australian version of Married at first sight and how Molly was also approached about doing a reality TV show. We then move on to speed into season 2, where we speak about the witches, before Adam's red wine takes a kick and we see him deliver a few hard truths to her donors Zach and Alex and then also questioning Dr Callan, how dare he... It's fair to say this episode sounded a lot different in my head while recording to what I found it be while editing it oops. Sorry, Molly :P  For more information and contact details on Molly Hawkey visit the show notes. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-9-spermcast/ If you would like to reach out to the show or find more resources about Sperm donation visit http://www.spermdonationworld.com And if you would like to help support the podcast to help increase quality you can at the Patereon for bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld
01:23:21
February 17, 2019
Episode 8 - Maple Syrup
We adventure to North America, to the country of Canada where we speak to a donor out in the east and another out in the west, Amongst the two a vast range of subjects are discussed, eye colour genetics, shipping, Canadian law, Canadian customs when it comes to shipping and how one of the donors talks about his experience of healing a woman. Plus a whole lot more. For more information on this episode and where to find these donors visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-8-maple-syrup/ If you would like to get in touch with the show visit www.spermdonationworld.com and if you would like to help support the show visit https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld
01:18:11
February 10, 2019
Episode 7 - A Glasgow Ranger
Anthony Fletcher is Scottish donor currently with 23 children born through his services, he also runs UK's biggest Facebook group we talk about the media sabotage that goes on over there, donor rivalries, and how he prefers to donate plus a whole lot more in this bonanza episode. To find out more information or where to find Anthony visit the episode information page https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-7-a-glasgow-ranger/ If you would like to support the podcast visit the Patreon for bonus content. https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld
55:23
February 4, 2019
Episode 6: Brave New Family
 Jessica Share, shares with us her story about finding love with the Sperm donor of her children. A unique story that demonstrates anything is possible with love. We explore how this modern day family works, we talk about half siblings, we talk about liquid nitrogen tanks arriving at the door step for a home insemination use of frozen sperm, plus much more.  To find out more information about this episode and details about Jessica and her family visit. https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-6-brave-new-family/ Always looking to hear more stories out there visit www.spermdonationworld.com and share your story! For access to bonus episodes and to support the podcast in the purchase of better recording devices and equipment https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld
01:15:11
January 27, 2019
Episode 5: The Patriarch
Meet the world's most eldest donor John Lindsay Mayger from Australia. With age comes experience we talk about the history of John's donations clinical and online and where he thinks we're headed into the future. To be a special guest on the show visit http://www.spermdonationworld.com To help support the podcast visit  https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld For show notes and how to contact John visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-5-the-patriarch/
39:44
January 19, 2019
Episode 4: Desperately Seeking Semen
Hayley Hendrix author of the new book Desperately Seeking Semen is our special guest in this episode. We chat  to Hayley about being a single lady trying to beat the biological clock, Hayley first went to a clinic where she had 3 failed IUI, before finding an online donor and having a first cycle success with fresh sperm! There is a bonus episode to be found on  https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld and for more information on this episode and where to find Hayley's book visit https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-4-desperately-seeking-semen/
01:09:05
January 14, 2019
Episode 3: Most popular donor in the world?
Kyle Gordy a Californian donor is here there and every where so it's only makes sense that he is on this podcast. Kyle receives some harsh feedback from his online trolls, we discuss his life plans, his family and his plans to get his twin brother to donate.  Kyle was recently dubbed the most popular donor in the world by Mirror.co.uk is he really? well listen and decide for yourself.....  For more information on this episode and to contact Kyle and his media links https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-3-most-popular-donor-in-the-world/ If you would like to support the podcast and get free bonus episode content please  visit https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld Always looking for new guests for the show if you have a story feel free to email. Find out more information at http://www.spermdonationworld.com
59:38
January 6, 2019
Episode 2: Clinically Donor Conceived
Living your whole life up until the age of 23 then being told the person who you thought was your biological father, when he wasn't can be extremely emotionally challenging while opening up a whole new can of worms. Penny Coulter from NSW tells her story, we discuss arrange of topics regarding clinics and their systems in place such as counselling, donors medical history, correct lingo, and how you she found her biological father while she still has another search on her hands. For episode information and relative links for this episode you can find them at https://ivfdonationworld.com/episode-2-clincally-donor-concieved/ If you like what you hear and want to support this podcast you can here. https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld More about the Podcast and the Communities I run at  http://www.spermdonationworld.com
50:27
December 29, 2018
Episode 1: Joe Donor
Joe Donor is America's most prolific and successful donor about to embark on an Australian tour, I chat to Joe so join us as we talk about a vast arrange of Sperm donation issues and capture his thoughts. If you visit the Sperm Donation World Patreon page you will find a bonus episode with Joe Donor.  https://www.patreon.com/spermdonationworld Join the Facebook group: Sperm Donation World https://www.facebook.com/groups/spermdonationworld/ Show information: https://spermdonationworldcom.wpcomstaging.com/episode-1-joe-donor/
01:00:48
December 24, 2018
Prologue
A quick little introduction by Adam Hooper for what you're about to listen in to. As we explore online sperm donation and talk about ivf and the fertility world, with the aim of creating awareness and revealing some home-truths.
03:36
December 22, 2018