Is success genetic?
Researchers at Edinburgh University have identified three Genetic Markers that
they associate with “successful” people. According to tests conducted on over
800 pairs of twins, much of our predisposition towards determination
sociability and self-control and sense of purpose is on our genes.
The results, published in the Journal of Personality, revealed genes play a much
bigger role than lifestyle, with self-control particularly etched into our DNA.
Why choose Fame Daddy?
We believe that when a couple cannot conceive conventionally, they should be offered as many other options as possible when opting for insemination and selecting their donor.
Parents always want to give their children the best start in life, and what better than a genetic boost from a proven winner.
What services will Fame Daddy provide?
Fame Daddy enables individuals and couples opting for artificial insemination to select the celebrity semen of their choice. We will then provide a list of recommended insemination services from our Preferred Suppliers List.
Why would someone become a Fame Daddy donor?
Our donors often express the desire to help those who are unable to have children of their own. They may have family or friends who have been unable to conceive and are looking for a way to make a difference, to give something back to their fans.
What are Fame Daddy’s ethical responsibilities?
Fame Daddy observes its ethical responsibilities with the utmost gravity. Our evaluation team screens applicants rigorously. This includes performing extensive Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, providing psychological profiling and undertaking extensive testing of any applicant’s knowledge of popular culture.
How do I get started?
1. Sign Up
Fame Daddy will be launching as a public service very soon. But interested mums-to-be can already sign up for a private consultation with one of our professional consultants. This will allow you to contact Fame Daddy directly.
2. Take the quiz!
Selecting the right donor is of utmost importance. Our experts are on hand to ensure you select a Fame Daddy that will compliment your biology and heritage as swell as your dreams and aspirations. Our 12-question quiz is your first step towards selection, so give it a try.
3. Search our donors
Our catalogue will be updated daily to ensure that the database of celebrity donors is as current as possible. Demand is high and resources are rare. We recommend selecting three options should your first choice Fame Daddy be unavailable.
4. Place your order
Following your consultation meeting, and subject to the completion of routine background and credit checks, our evaluation team will carefully explain the full implications of the process you are about to undertake. When the team are confident all parties fully understand their decision and are happy to proceed then your order will be completed.
Can I contact my donor?
Fame Daddy’s donors provide personal information strictly at their discretion. For guests who have not signed up on the website, sample profile descriptions are representative of real donors but images do not precisely conform to the shape or outline of actual donors.
Incidences of donors meeting clients are exceptionally rare and such contact takes place entirely at the discretion of the donor.
We do require that our donors provide us with detailed medical histories for screening purposes and to allow our clients to make fully informed decision based on any hereditary conditions that may be outlined.
Can I use the same donor more than once to provide siblings?
Yes. Providing the donor has supplied / is willing to supply sufficient resources.
If my treatment is not successful, can I try again using the same donor?
Yes, depending on the availability of samples.
Can the donor withdraw samples once an order is completed?
No. A completed transaction is legally binding. However a donor can remove their samples at their discretion at any other time.
How often is the Fame Daddy database updated?
Due the highly specialist nature of our service, it is easy to ensure that our catalogue of donors is always current and up-to-date. The best way is to check the website for updates. Customers may contact us via email with specific requests.
How much semen does a payment provide?
Each payment covers enough semen to complete a single cycle of treatment. If your treatment is unsuccessful during this cycle you may request a second sample or alternate donor for the remaining duration of the cycle.
Is there a "use by date" time limit?
Your donor sperm will be reserved for you for up to six weeks, so we advise that you schedule your treatment prior to placing an order with us.
What if I am unable to undergo my treatment immediately?
If your order is unclaimed after six weeks Fame Daddy will contact you to confirm cancellation. Your donor sperm will be made available on the database for use by another patient.
You will be refunded the cost of your donor sperm but forfeit any consultation fees that may apply. Refunds cannot be offered if a celebrity loses their cultural appeal during this period.
How do I pay?
Once you become an approved member of Fame Daddy, your account can be managed online via our secure payment system. We accept all major credit cards and Paypal accounts. If you need your sperm delivered to a particular treatment centre, a courier fee may apply.
What happens if my treatment is cancelled?
Unfortunately, on rare occasions, treatments have been cancelled due to negative response at the fertilisation stage. When this occurs, you will receive a full refund. When you are completely happy to resume treatment, select your Fame Daddy donor and order your sperm again. A storage fee may become applicable if the sperm is placed in extended storage.
Availability of the same sperm donor is dependent on the number of samples that remain in stock. If, unfortunately, this is the case please browse through our donor profiles to find the next best possible match.
The donor I have previously used is no longer there. Why?
Celebrity Donors have the right to cease providing samples and have their donations removed from our database at any time. Their personal circumstances may have changed dramatically, for example. However, donors cannot disrupt an ongoing treatment cycle and their decision to leave Fame Daddy will not affect your treatment.
Does Fame Daddy screen donors?
Yes. All our donors undergo rigorous screening before they can be accepted Into the Fame Daddy catalogue. All donor sperm is quarantined for six months at which point the donor must repeat the screening tests before the sperm is released onto the catalogue.
- Semen Analysis & Test Freeze
- STI Analysis
- Final Tests
- Medical Examination
- Famous Daddy?
The donor will attend Fame Daddy for an interview to establish his reasons for becoming a donor, and to ascertain his commitment to the programme.
He will need to disclose his medical history, doctor contact information and provide proof of identification (such as passport or driving license).
The donor will be provided with some information to answer any questions he might have about donating his sperm.
2 Semen Analysis & Test Freeze
Following a successful interview, the donor will be asked to provide a sperm sample. This is then analysed for its quality. A sample is frozen and then thawed to check that it will survive the freezing process. Donor sperm must be strong enough to be used for all fertility treatments including intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and IVF.
3 STI Tests
Donors provide a blood sample for extensive sexual health screening.
Among many others, we test carefully for:
- HIV I/II
- HTLV I/II
- Hepatitis B surface antigen
- Hepatitis B core antibody
- Hepatitis C viral antibody
- CMV status
4 Final Tests
The final stage of screening tests include:
- Chromosome analysis
- Complete blood count
- Blood group and Rhessus status
- Cystic fibrosis testing
Depending on the ethnic origin of the donor, he may need to complete further tests, such as Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia.
5 Medical Examination
Our donors need to undertake a final physical examination, a review of their medical history and outline that of their close family. Donors are also offered counseling to discuss the implications of donating their sperm.
Having been accepted onto the Fame Daddy programme, our celeb will be invited back to the clinic around twice a week to produce samples. After each visit, the donor can claim travel expenses but payments for their donations are not allowed.
The donor’s sperm is frozen and quarantined for 6 months. During this period, the donor will repeat all blood tests to guarantee he is still a healthy, suitable candidate.
8 Famous Daddy?
Once this process has concluded, the donor will be added to the Fame Daddy programme.
Are my children allowed our donor’s details when they grow up?
At the age of 16 years, he/she can contact the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (HFEA) to request non-identifying details about the donor used for conception.
At this time, he/she may also request information about other children (half siblings) who have been born to other families using the same donor.
At 18 years old, he/she is entitled to request identifying information from the HFEA. This information will include the donor’s full name, date of birth and last known address. The decision to make contact is entirely taken at the discretion of the donor.
Donors are under no legal or financial obligation to support the child or respond to any attempts to make contact.
What are my treatment options?
Though Fame Daddy only provides the sperm, we want to make sure you are as fully informed about your treatment options as possible.
- What is IUI?
- What is IUID?
- How does IUI with Super Ovulation?
- What is IVF?
- What is IVF Lite?
- What is ICSI?
1 IUI - Intra-uterine insemination
Intra-uterine Insemination (also known as DI - Donor Insemination) is the least invasive treatment. It can be used in a natural cycle (with/without scans) or a stimulated cycle.
2 IUID - Natural cycle IUI using donor sperm
IUID is an IUI treatment performed in your normal, unstimulated cycle. An ovulation predictor and/or ultrasound are used to monitor and calculate the optimal moment for insemination in a natural cycle. No medication required. The ultrasound monitors the growth of follicles within the ovary. These follicles contain eggs; often only one matures sufficiently to be released at ovulation.
By detecting a luteinising hormone (LH) surge using the predictor kit, you should immediately contact your clinic to arrange an appointment for insemination.
At the moment of insemination, your celebrity donor sperm is placed into the uterus by passing a fine catheter through the cervical canal. Bypassing the cervical canal decreases the dependency on mucus conditions and increases the likelihood of the sperm making contact with the egg.
3 IUI with Super Ovulation
While this treatment offers a higher success rate than ‘natural cycle IUI. Careful monitoring using vaginal ultrasound allows for accurate prediction of the best time of treatment, additional medication promotes greater follicle responses. Ovulation is artificially triggered by an injection of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin).
The insemination appointment will then be timed accordingly.
4 IVF In-Vitro Fertilisation
IVF was developed in the 1980’s for the treatment of women with damaged fallopian tubes and this remains its primary use.
All IVF treatments involve a course of hormone therapy to stimulate the development of several follicles in the ovary. These are collected as eggs, which are then fertilised by your chosen donor sperm in the laboratory ('in vitro') to create several embryos.
These embryos will then be cultured in an incubator for up to five days. On the chosen day, one or two of these embryos are transferred through the cervix to the uterus, where implantation occurs and - hopefully - pregnancy begins.
Not every IVF embryo implant leads to pregnancy, which is why surplus embryos are frozen for future use. Embryo freezing (“vitrification”) is now a routine part of most IVF programmes.
5 IVF Lite
IVF Lite is a milder form of IVF... using fewer drugs to stimulate your ovaries. IVF Lite has fewer side effects than normal IVF, a lower risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a lower cost and can provide sufficient eggs for your treatment.
IVF Lite is not for everybody. Be sure your clinic advises you of your treatment options at your consultation.
6. ICSI - Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
ICSI is a technique by which a single sperm is injected into a mature egg. ICSI is the world's favoured fertilisation method for assisted reproduction. The rate of successful fertilisation using ICSI is approximately 90%.
The early stages of ICSI treatment are the similar to those of conventional IVF. The female partner takes medication to stimulate her ovaries so that her eggs can be collected. Each egg is then carefully prepared for injection with a single sperm.
In addition to this, every effort is made to develop enough embryos for both future frozen embryo replacement cycles.