Court Orders Donor to Pay Child Support

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Court Orders Donor to Pay Child Support
Thu, 02-06-2014 - 7:46am

Update to a story that we talked about in the past.  A Kansas man has been ordered to pay child support even though he signed a document saying he had no obligatation to any future children when he donated his sperm to a lesbian couple:

Kansas officials were not persuaded by what Marotta says were agreements he signed, before making his donations, that he would assume no financial responsibility for the child, who is now 4 years old.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families said any agreement would not apply because a physician did not perform the insemination.

Marotta said that was news to him.

"I didn't know that there was no doctor involved," he said.

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I feel for the man, he just wanted to help and now will be paying financially for it for many years to come.  Any thoughts?