23 Jan 2014

Man Who Donated Sperm To Lesbian Couple Forced To Pay Child Support

By Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi has ruled that a Topeka, Kansas man, William Marotta, who donated sperm to a lesbian couple after responding to their online ad is the father of a child born to the women and must pay child support.
Mattivi wrote that Marotta is more than a sperm donor and is financially responsible for the child because a licensed physician was not involved in the artificial insemination process. Marotta argued that he didn’t intend or desire to be a father. He signed a contract with the lesbian couple waiving all parental rights with the expectation that it exempted him from parental obligations.
The Kansas Department for Children and Families filed the case in October 2012 seeking to have the Topeka man declared the father of a girl born to Jennifer Schreiner in 2009. Their action was taken to recover $6,000.00 in public assistance and for future support of the child.

Original source: http://cjonline.com/news/2014-01-22/court-marotta-father-not-merely-sperm-donor


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