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Genealogy nightmare - a case for DNA at birth

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CupCakes

CupCakes Report 3 Aug 2013 09:58

Desperate wives and the man known as Derek who fathered 500 children with women whose war hero husbands were too shell-shocked to make love
•Helena Wright was a renowned doctor, campaigner and educator
•She assisted women whose husbands were unable to father children
•Many men returned from World War I unable to perform sexually
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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2383895/Desperate-wives-man-fathered-500-children-women-war-hero-husbands-shellshocked-make-love.html#ixzz2atX6pm6F
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Lyndi

Lyndi Report 3 Aug 2013 12:33

Just been reading that CupCakes - fascinating story, and if true some of us could be climbing the wrong tree.
But then in any family we could be - who is to know how many women had babies that weren't their partners. Some men married women who were pregnant and brought the baby up as their own. We just have to work on the facts we have.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 3 Aug 2013 13:23

It is generally thought that around 10-15% of all men are bringing up children that they believe they have fathered but have not.

:-D

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 3 Aug 2013 13:31

He was simply a sperm donor using the more direct route rather than a test tube.

Any birth which does not name a father is the same