Alum Robert Hatano Finds Instant Family 20 Years after Sperm Donation

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

LA JOLLA LIGHT -- It was hardly the $50 that motivated Robert, then a film major at San Francisco State University, to answer the San Francisco Weekly classified ad that stated: “Sperm-donors needed, Asian, black, Hispanic.”

“I did it because I thought I could be helpful to someone,” Robert says. “I always wanted to have children. I thought it’s this great challenge in life — that to have and raise a child is the greatest thing. So if somebody really wanted a child, I imagine they would be really good parents and they should have that chance.”