My two children, now 9 and 11, were conceived by artificial insemination from the same sperm donor, yet look totally different from each other. They do not believe that they have the same dad and they are insisting I prove to them they are fathered by the same man. What should I do? J Henderson
Write to the clinic that you used and ask for a letter confirming that ‘donor 424’ was used in both inseminations.
Explain to your children that they will have a legal right to seek out their father when they are 18 and they can see the likenesses for themselves.
Point them to famous siblings who do not resemble each other, such as David Beckham and his sister, so they can see for themselves that mixed genes from both a mother and a father can result in surprising variations.
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