Saturday, February 04, 2006

Sperm donor ordered to pay child support

This is not a new story, but only recently came to our attention. In Sweden a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple has been ordered by the courts to pay child support. Although the donor donated sperm with the understanding and agreement by the recipient that he would not be involved in the raising of any children, the mother sued for child support after her and her lesbian partner parted ways. The case was appealed all the way to the supreme court and the ruling that he must pay child support was upheld.

This makes it clear that it is a bad idea, in Sweden at least, for a sperm donor to be known by the recipient.

1 Comments:

At 2:58 PM, Blogger TheRazz said...

That's BULL, same thing happened in Canada, and Pennsylvania, as well as in Kansas... From now on nobody donate anything to sperm banks untill doner rights are put into place...

 

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