Don’t have time to comment on this, but can’t resist sharing this little article I just ran across. Perhaps one of the more apt examples of the old adage: No good deed goes unpunished.
Kansas: Sperm Donor Is Ordered to Pay Support
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A man who answered an online advertisement to donate sperm to a lesbian couple is fighting the state’s efforts to force him to pay child support for the girl conceived through artificial insemination. A Department of Children and Families spokeswoman, Angela de Rocha, said Wednesday that the agency would not be pursuing payment if the state had not provided more than $6,000 in benefits for the child after the Topeka couple split. She said the state tries to establish a child’s paternity when benefits are involved. Court records show that the sperm donor, William Marotta, 46, signed an agreement in 2009 in which he gave up parental rights to Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner and that absolved him of financial responsibility. The state says that because he did not work through a clinic or doctor, as state law requires, he can be held responsible for about $6,000 in public assistance that the biological mother received and for future child support.