Step 1: STOP DOING IT! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, YOU'RE GOING TO GET CAUGHT!
A few months ago I crossed paths on Facebook with one of the many, many men who advertise online to donate their sperm to strangers. He said he was married and had a daughter. He said his wife knew he donates sperm and is okay with it but wants him to keep it discreet. He used a very common fake name, as well as photographs of other people instead of his own. He used a fake birthday, fake age, and fake place of employment. He seemed to use his sperm donor user names exclusively on sperm donor websites. This guy knew what he was doing.
He posted on a lot of sperm donor websites though, and little bits of information started to come out. For one thing, he uses photos of himself with his daughter on some of the sites. There are several photos – too many of them both to be stock photos -- and it seems like the people who had actually met him for sperm might say something if they weren’t him. Reverse Google image search unfortunately yielded nothing.
On another site he listed an actual small town name for his location instead of the local metropolitan area like he had on all the others. Someone who had availed him of his services for “natural insemination” (sexual intercourse) gave him a glowing online review that called him by a different and presumably real first name. Other ladies told him happy birthday on Facebook when his account said it was still months away.
That’s still not a lot of information for a person to go on. But apparently it’s enough for Google. I had been entering everything I knew about him – first name, date of birth, town, user names – and it finally yielded the MyLife listing for someone with his first name, date of birth, and small town. Maybe he used his sperm donor user names or email alongside his actual name too; I’m not sure. I looked up the full name MyLife listed and suddenly I was looking at the man from the photos with his daughter. Suddenly I was looking at his wedding announcement, his wife’s Facebook page, his Pinterest, his LinkedIn, his father’s YouTube page. He had deleted most of his social media accounts that weren’t about donating sperm under fake names, but it didn’t matter.
I wonder if his wife really knows about his donations. And if so, I wonder how she feels about it. I wonder if his 5-year-old daughter knows about her half-siblings yet. She already has seven according to the sperm donor profile with her sweet little girl face all over it.