Baby boom! Sperm donor reveals he’s fathered 129 children

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Clive has fathered scores of babies, but British authorities are not impressed. (STOCK PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)
Clive has fathered scores of babies, but British authorities are not impressed. (STOCK PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

All he wants to do is bring “happiness to families” but Briton Clive Jones (66) – the self-proclaimed “world's most prolific sperm donor” – is under fire from medical experts for dishing out his semen. 

Clive, a retired teacher who’s been donating his sperm for the past nine years, says he’s fathered a mind-blowing 129 children and he has no intention of slowing down. 

“I’m probably the world’s most prolific sperm donor, I'm at 138 'babies' - well, 129 babies born and nine ongoing pregnancies. I might continue for another few years. Get to 150 anyway,” he told Derbyshire Live. 

In the UK, the legal age limit for sperm donors is 45, so Clive took his services to Facebook where he connected with families desperate to have children of their own. 

“I read in the newspapers the plight of some people that can’t have children. Reading the newspaper, it explained how people were using Facebook to make arrangements,” Clive shared in an interview. 

“I thought I could help so I put a post on one of the sites. I wasn’t expecting any response, with me saying how old I was, but I had a lady in Derby contacting me within an hour asking me to help that evening.” 

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That was more than nine years ago, and now through referrals and word of mouth, his donations, which he offers free of charge, have skyrocketed – especially since the pandemic, with Clive making up to five donations a week.

“I do it for free, though sometimes I ask a bit for petrol money. It’s illegal to charge and doesn’t seem right to take money when I have more [sperm] than them.” 

If you're wondering how it all goes down, Clive explains that once he’s met the parents-to-be, they update him on the woman’s ovulation cycle and he pops around with the goods when they’re ready. 

“I drive somewhere where I’m not likely to be disturbed, and go into the back of the van and pull the curtains down,” he said.

When he’s done, he texts the recipients and says, “I’m outside and I’ll be round in three minutes.”

Clive, who has three adult children of his own, has been married since 1978, but is separated from his wife who he says is “not at all happy” with his side hustle. 

Clive, who makes donations from the back of his va
Clive, who makes donations from the back of his van, says he feels the happiness it brings to families. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

The retiree, who’s “met around 20 of the babies” who live near Derby, has come under fire from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in the UK. 

A spokeswoman for the authority says donors and patients should seek professionals to help them on the journey to parenthood. 

“If arrangements are made outside of the clinic environment there can be medical and legal risks, for example, without the proper consents in place the donor is likely to be seen as the legal parent, with all the rights and responsibilities that involves,” she said.

“Clinics will also rigorously test all donors for medical and hereditary illnesses.” 

Watch Clive talk more about his donations here: 


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