I’m Britain’s tallest dad with 160 children but I’m lucky to get a pair of socks on Father’s Day

A father who has fathered more than 160 children has shared how happy he will be when he gets a pair of socks for Father’s Day.

Sperm donor Joe, 51, has had sex with nearly 200 women and even got pregnant without ever meeting them.

Joe Donor, who uses a pseudonym, claims to have fathered more than 160 children


Joe Donor, who uses a pseudonym, claims to have fathered more than 160 childrenCredit: Delivered
He donates sperm to women he meets on social media


He donates sperm to women he meets on social mediaCredit: Delivered
In 2009 he started donating sperm


In 2009 he started donating spermCredit: Delivered

He gets women he meets online pregnant through “partial intercourse” — sex without kissing or cuddling — NI, natural intercourse, and AI, artificial intercourse.

Single Joe, using a pseudonym, has traveled across America, Argentina, Italy, Singapore, the Philippines and the UK to donate his sperm.

But despite having more than 160 children, Father’s Day is a quiet affair in his household.

Joe, who is from the US but lives in the UK, told The Sun: “I’m going to see one of my kids on Father’s Day.

“Father’s Day is so different from Mother’s Day because Mother’s Day is about getting flowers and all those things, but on Father’s Day if you’re lucky you might get some socks.

“I have 160 kids and would be lucky if I got a pair of socks or something.

“Fingers fingers – I could use some new pairs.

“It’s more about spending some time with the kids.

“This Father’s Day, I’ll probably be speaking to about a dozen of my kids. I wouldn’t have time to talk to 160 kids anyway, so it works.

“A lot of my kids live in different time zones, so I’ll probably talk to them on different days.”

Joe calls himself the “Angel of the North” because he helps women who are unable to conceive naturally to achieve their dreams.

After two years of Covid restrictions, there has been a nationwide sperm shortage, with private and NHS sperm banks drying up across the UK.

The donor shortage, coupled with the high cost of privatization – up to £2,000 for a single artificial insemination (AI) cycle using donor sperm or £7,000 for IVF – has prompted thousands of women to seek help via social media.

He said: “People contact me on Facebook or Instagram or email me asking for my help and I’ll usually ask them about their periods.

“I use the start date for all my calculations and I put that in my calculator and then we work out a date for us to meet and we discuss exactly how they want to proceed.

“For some people, natural insemination is the most effective, but some people are in a relationship where they feel it could cause problems and therefore prefer to have artificial insemination.


In the United Kingdom, donation against payment is prohibited by law.

If you donate your semen through a fertility clinic or sperm bank, you have no responsibility or rights whatsoever to any child conceived with your semen.

However, since April 2005, children conceived by sperm donation have the right to request certain information about their donor once they turn 16 years of age.

You can find the most suitable clinic for you through the clinic licensed by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Every year around 2,000 children are conceived with the help of a donor.

Donated seed cannot be used to start more than 10 families, with no limit on the number of children born in each family.

“I help people across the UK. At the moment I have a couple of women who are pregnant because I sent them my semen via overnight courier.

“So I got these women pregnant without ever meeting them.

“I met more than 60 of my 160 children. There are some kids I meet every day and others I often talk to on WhatsApp.”

However, The Sun recently reported how expectant mothers who were looking for donors on social media were bombarded with texts urging them to have sex and unsolicited adult pictures.

A Facebook moderator warned of a “sperm mafia” in which well-known donors resort to threats and blackmail in disputes with “competitors”.

And vile messages are being traded on donor messaging groups with names like “Sperm Bandits,” where a poster brags about his sexual exploits to a lesbian woman after agreeing to help her have a baby.

Nina Barnsley, director of the Donor Conception Network charity, says: “We’ve heard some horror stories.

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“We hear of very difficult situations that people have found themselves in, where they have been pushed into having sex at the last minute even though it wasn’t agreed.

“Unfortunately we don’t know the extent because this is a very mysterious world, but that’s how it works for some men.”


According to, donors must:

  • be between 18 and 41 years old
  • Agree to be screened for medical conditions
  • Be free from any serious medical disability or sexually transmitted disease
  • Stay healthy and fit
  • Knowing and informing about the medical history of their family (parents, grandparents, siblings and children).
  • Have no hereditary diseases in their family
  • Don’t use drugs
  • Agree that their ID can be released if requested by a person conceived as a result of their donations once that person has reached the age of 18
  • Provide proof of identity (copy of passport or driving license)
  • Be willing to invest your time in the sperm donation process
  • Have high sperm quality (mobility, count and shape). I’m Britain’s tallest dad with 160 children but I’m lucky to get a pair of socks on Father’s Day


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