Wednesday, February 25, 2009
IS HE THE OCTUPLETS' FATHER?... "THE SPERM DONOR"
A man who may be the biological father of Nadya Suleman's octuplets says he is willing to help the single mother of 14, even though he is not certain it was his donated sperm that she used to become pregnant.
In an exclusive interview airing this Monday on "Good Morning America," the possible father, Dennis Beaudoin, said Suleman brought him to the clinic at which she received in vitro fertilization to donate sperm, and that he made donations on two other occasions. He now believes Suleman was married at the time.
Suleman has denied that the man is the father, but he said his multiple sperm donations are cause for a paternity test.
The donor said he was "shocked and surprised" when he first learned that Suleman, who he said he dated from 1997 to 1999, had delivered octuplets on Jan. 23.
"I just really want to know if these are or these are not my kids," said the man, who was in his early twenties when he started dating Suleman.
Regardless of the children's paternity, the man said he is willing to help Suleman raise the children because he does not believe she can handle it on her own.
"Either which way, you know, know that if she needs it I'll lend a helping hand," he said.
The man said that at the time she first approached him about donating sperm, Suleman told him that she had cancer and was unable to conceive without the help of a doctor.
The man said he twice made donations at home. In at least one instance, he said, Suleman kept the sperm sample warm by placing the cup containing the sample between her breasts.