Sperm Donor Wants DNA Test For Octuplets
February 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES — A former boyfriend of the woman who gave birth to octuplets last month says he could be the father of her 14 children, and he wants DNA tests.
Denis Beaudoin told ABC television Monday that he donated sperm to Nadya Suleman during their three-year relationship in the late ’90s because she claimed to have ovarian cancer and had to act quickly to have children.
Suleman has denied that Beaudoin is the father of the children, according to ABC.
Beaudoin still wants the test because he says he was misled about why she needed him to make three sperm donations “because she couldn’t have kids and, you know, it turned into this.”
All 14 of her children were conceived through in vitro fertilization, with sperm from an unidentified, platonic friend, the 33-year-old mother has said.
Single and unemployed, Suleman gave birth to the octuplets on Jan. 26. She already had six other children.
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Beaudoin claims Suleman’s older children bear a resemblance to him.
ABC said Suleman denied Beaudoin was the donor she used to conceive her children, but when pressed she acknowledged he had donated sperm to her, but said he was unable to have children. Beaudoin said he has two children.
Regardless of whether DNA tests show he is the father, Beaudoin pledged to help Suleman, because “it’s hard nowadays to raise two kids, let alone 14 kids.”
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