A lesbian couple in Kansas needed a sperm donor so they could have a baby. They turned to William Marotta who thought his parental rights and responsibilities had been waived. A judge disagreed and is forcing Marotta to pay child support.
The Kansas Department for Children and Families filed the case in October 2012, seeking to have Marotta declared the father of a child born to Jennifer Schreiner in 2009. The state’s objective was to hold Marotta responsible for about $6,000 in public assistance the state provided, as well as future child support.
Marotta opposed that action, saying he had contacted Schreiner and her partner at the time, Angela Bauer, in response to an ad they placed on Craigslist seeking a sperm donor. He said he signed a contract waiving his parental rights and responsibilities.
Attorneys for the state contended the contract was moot because the parties didn’t follow a 1994 Kansas law requiring a licensed physician to perform the artificial insemination when donors were involved. (Read More)
Captain Capitalism warns boys to never, ever donate sperm. Sounds like pretty good advice.