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May 18, 2022

Why a Family Created via Anonymous Sperm Donation Wants to See Industry Changes

Zack Daily-Anderson was conceived using a sperm donor. He later discovered 237 half brothers and sisters, all linked to the same man who donated his sperm.

When Cindy Daily and her partner decided to have a baby in the early 2000s, they knew it wouldn’t be an easy path. After using a sperm donor and going through several rounds of IVF, their baby boy Zack Daily-Anderson was finally born.

Daily bought donor sperm from the Fairfax Cryobank in Virginia, one of the largest sperm banks in the country.

The popularity of DNA sites like Ancestry.com and 23andMe causing their donor group number to skyrocket. Today, at 18-years old, Daily-Anderson has 237 half brothers and sisters that he knows of. Some live near him in Virginia, but others are spread out across the United States and the world. According to the family, all the siblings are linked to the same man who donated his sperm over many years.

During an interview, Daily said her family doesn’t want to sensationalize their story, but wants to see some regulations in the industry that allowed their family to form. “You have a government that regulates us to death, but this is a loophole that they’ve never investigated,” she said.

You can read more in an article written by Marcella Robertson and published in the WUSA9 web site at: https://bit.ly/3woW6XP.