Meet Matt Stone. He’s a 37-year-old software technician living in Raleigh, North Carolina and according to his calculations, has fathered at between 70 and 100 children in the past four years.
Talk about a large family.
Offering his services for free via a Facebook page, the American says his decision to donate to couples in need came after working at a sperm bank in his 20s.
“Sperm banks are incredibly expensive and I don’t think they always have the couple’s best interests at heart,” Stone told news.com.au. “I feel the reproductive medical companies find situations where people have to pay more and more for a chance to become parents, which is really unfair.”
Facebook sperm donor, Matt Stone. Source: Facebook.
Having had the Facebook page active for four years now, Stone says that on average, he is contacted “by 10 people a day”.
But wanting to ensure things are done right, the IT technician has a stringent vetting process, asking potential parents a number of questions about their family history, relationship behaviours, career and income before agreeing to donate.
“I care a lot about the wellbeing of the future children and screen the parents, I don’t want to see the offspring in bad situations," he said. “When screening, I look to see if there has been negativity in their lives, if they have complaints about their relationship, if they’re employed, if it looks like they have a healthy, stable home-life and their age.”
A successful donation. Source: Facebook.
While the known number of successful births is not known, Stone estimates that he has at least 70 know children but the number could go up to 100. He adds there are as many as 20 women possibly carrying right now.