Donorkinderen eisen DNA-test overleden arts

Donorkinderen eisen DNA-test overleden arts

Donor children who were conceived with donor seeds from the controversial sperm clinic in Leiden, Netherlands, are demanding a DNA test from the deceased director of the clinic. They want to know if they were conceived with seed from the late doctor Jan Karbaat.

DNA test
The parents and children were involved in a lawsuit with Karbaat, but the doctor died a month before the case started. Defense for Children and the Donorkind Foundation, who assist a group of donor children, hope to be able to enforce a DNA test in a civil procedure.

Doctor donor
The Health Care Inspectorate closed the Karbaat clinic in 2009 because the files were not in order. Last year it became clear that a lot of information about donors is wrong. There are also strong indications that the doctor himself was a donor and begot children. Some donor feeders find that their children have very large outward similarities with the male.

"Noble cause"
One of the donor children, the 36-year-old woman Moniek Wassenaar, visited the doctor and said he was very open. The doctor himself have admitted that he has at least sixty donor children. "He wanted to give the world some of his genes. He saw it as something noble, had no sense of ethics and trivialized the impact on donor children, "says the woman in the paper.

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