Friday, January 24, 2014

Sperm Donor Relationship 2014

In 200,3 I wrote a blog called The Sperm Donor Relationship which is about a man and a woman karmically coming together to have a child - then once the child is born - should go their separate ways. I can't tell you how many couples have come to understand that was the nature of their relationship with a former partner.

Today, I found a story about a Sperm Donor Relationship and decided to blog about it because I have clients who had a similar experience. One client, Peter, donated his sperm for money to friends, a lesbian couple, when he was a student. Signing away all rights, he never though they would come after him years later for support and shared parenting, though he had no interest. His sperm were not only used to make his son, but the rest of his donation was frozen, then a few years later inseminated into the same woman to make a daughter. The paper signed was not drawn up by a lawyer, nor was a doctor used for the inception and so he is liable. I haven't seen him recently so have no idea how it all turned out.

Using Craig's list to find a sperm donor is risky business for many reasons. Signing documents without a lawyer can make you liable. You really need to know your responsibility level before getting started. Watch the video and always chose your partner wisely when creating a baby or you'll regret it for the next two decades.

Kansas court says sperm donor must pay child support   CNN - January 23, 2014