Treatment with Donor Sperm Therapeutic insemination or in vitro fertilization with donor sperm is considered when there is a male factor resulting from absent or significantly abnormal sperm. When couples plan to start a family the possibility of having an infertility problem is the furthest thing from their mind. The recommendation to use donor sperm is sometimes not easily received by couples. It is important to be well informed about all aspects of this treatment option in order to make a decision whether or not to proceed with treatment. At Reproductive Resource Center of Greater Kansas City, we are committed to answering your questions and providing you with the information you need to make that important decision.
Kansas court says sperm donor must pay child support
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More Videos Court: Sperm donor to pay child support Story highlights William Marotta answered a Craigslist ad from a lesbian couple seeking donated sperm The couple say they performed artificial insemination at home, court documents show Marotta says he signed an agreement to waive his parental rights But a Kansas agency says the agreement isn't valid because a doctor wasn't involved. A Kansas sperm donor caught in the middle of a child support case says he wanted to help a lesbian couple when he made the donation nearly five years ago. A judge ruled that William Marotta must pay child support, even though he says he signed documents waiving his parental rights. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi said on Wednesday that Marotta failed to conform to Kansas law, which says a licensed physician must be involved in an artificial insemination process, court documents show. The documents show that the lesbian couple whom Marotta helped conceive a child say they performed the artificial insemination procedure at home.
Kansas sperm donor to same-sex couple not liable for child support
Sperm availability may also be an issue for single women, and same sex female couples. In these situations donor sperm can be utilized to achieve conception. What is donor sperm?
A Kansas man who donated sperm to a same-sex couple is not legally the child's father and cannot be forced to pay child support, a court has ruled. William Marotta, from Topeka, answered a classified ad in from two women who wished to have a child. The state's department for children and families, however, had sought to recoup costs and force Mr Marotta to pay ongoing child support. County District Judge Mary Mattivi ruled that the birth mother, Jennifer Schreiner, and her former partner, Angela Bauer, should be considered the child's legal parents. He has had very limited contact with the child and never intended to provide financial support.