Sperm donor sued for child support
Updated On: Jan 05 2013 07:03:57 AM CST
A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple is now being sued for child support.
William Marotta argues he shouldn't have to pay the money, claiming he and the women signed an agreement waiving all of his parental rights, The Associated Press reported.
But no doctors were used for the artificial insemination, which is required by state law.
Because of that, state officials argue Marotta can and should be held responsible for the $6,000 the child's biological mother received through public assistance, according to the AP.
At least 10 other states have similar laws.
Marotta, 46, became involved when he answered a Craiglist ad in 2009 from Topeka couple Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, who were seeking a sperm donor, UPI reported.
When Schreiner and Bauer broke up, Schreiner applied for state assistance to help care for the girl.
The case will be considered by an administrative hearing officer on Jan. 8.
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