State Demanding Sperm Donor Pay Child Support
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|Wed, 01-02-2013 - 1:45pm|
A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple is being held liable for child support by the state, even though that goes against a signed agreement by all parties that he would never have any legal responsibility for the child:
The two women raising the 3-year-old girl say they support the man, who responded to an ad they posted on the Craigslist website in 2009, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
The issue of child support arose when the two women broke up, and the couple applied for state services. Workers at the Kansas Department for Children and Families demanded the donor’s name and then filed a child-support claim against him, the newspaper said.
You can find the complete article at this link: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/30/16254404-kansas-demands-that-sperm-donor-pay-child-support?lite&lite=obinsite
The state is arguing that since the insemination wasn't performed by a licensed physician that it voids the contract.
If you were choosing an at home insemination, does this story cause you to rethink your decision? Do you think it's better to go through a clinic even though it's much more expensive?