As much as we advocate and fight for our rights, there's always a few bad apples who embarrass all of us. A lesbian couple sought for a sperm donor on Craigslist so they could have a child for $50. The man who replied to it actually did it for free to help the women start a family out of the kindness of his heart. After the baby is born, they suddenly realize just how expensive it was to have one. So what do they do? They petition the state of Kansas to force the sperm donor to pay child support, including the $6,000 in medical bills for the child's birth. Seems like a no brainer to tell these women to go scissor themselves, right? Nope. Apparently, if you don't donate your sperm through an official sperm bank, you're legally liable for the child.
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple so they could have a child said on Wednesday he is shocked the state is now trying to make him pay child support.William Marotta, 46, donated sperm to Jennifer Schreiner and Angela Bauer under a written agreement that he would not be considered the father of the child nor liable for child support. A daughter, now 3, was born to Schreiner.
But in October, the state of Kansas filed a petition seeking to have Marotta declared the father of the child and financially responsible for her after the couple encountered money difficulties.