These Influencers Are Running a Sperm Donor Giveaway, so Who's Entering?

There are so many ways to start a family these days, even if you or your partner experience biological set-backs (adoption, surrogacy, fertility treatments, etc.), that the stigma of these options is becoming less and less prevalent. Still, we have to pose the question after learning of this donor sperm Instagram giveaway: Are there lines that need to be more closely examined before being crossed? YouTubers Allie and Sam, who were married last year, posted on behalf of their partnership with sperm donor center Fairfax Cryobank. The giveaway is running like any other (followers are tasked with interacting with the accounts and tagging some friends in the comments), except instead of, say, workout leggings or a beauty product, one lucky winner will be selected to "receive one vial of donor sperm (of your choice)" from the bank -- plus free shipping! The post has over 13,000 likes and 8,000 comments, so there are at least some parents-to-be that don't think this is too far out of a way to start their families.

Brigitte Carreiro
by Brigitte Carreiro
Aug 17, 2020