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If you created the seed to make the baby, then apparently you might be obligated to pay the bills for that child.  A man learned this recently after he was thrown a serious legal obstacle by the courts in the state of Kansas. The man made an agreement three years ago to help a lesbian couple have a child, and he has come to regret it.   The man in question responded to an ad in Craigslist, where the women said that they were looking to make a baby, but didn’t have the “baby juice” to get it done.  The man responded to the ad and gave them what they needed.  Since that time, the women have raised the three-year old girl together, with no legal problems whatsoever. But then the women broke up and the couple ended up applying for state services.  In case, you don’t know, Kansas is a bible-belt state with a legal system that doesn’t take kindly to same-gender couples having babies anyway.   When the women applied for the services, managers at the Kansas Department for Children and Families asked for the name of the donor and then filed a claim against him for child support. Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner,  the mother’s, both support the father, William Marotta.  But apparently, they don’t support him enough to pay his child support obligations for him. “This was a wonderful opportunity with a guy with an admirable, giving character who wanted nothing more than to help us have a child,” said Bauer. “I feel like the state of Kansas has made a mess out of the situation.” The women thought that they were in line with existing laws in protecting the man from owing any debt whatsoever to child support authorities.  The agreement said that the seed was a donation and the contract says that he was giving up all parental rights and was not responsible “for any child support payments demanded of him by any other person or entity, public or private … regardless of the circumstances or said demand.” The state argued that since the baby wasn’t created in a space provided by a licensed physician, the legal contract was null and void.  This is what led him to owe the money.  When the women split up in 2010, they had eight kids. Most states provide legal protection to those who donate their seed in order to make children, but in cases where the child is born in questionable circumstances, the law gets sticky.  A court in Massachusetts ruled that a Nigerian Immigrant had to pay child support for twins he created through artificial insemination a year after he and his wife separated. Another man in Vermont was forced to pay child support after helping a friend have a baby, largely because he stayed in the life of the child.

A Legal Mess: Man Forced to Pay Child Support after going to Sp*erm bank

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If you created the seed to make the baby, then apparently you might be obligated to pay the bills for that child.  A man learned this recently after he was thrown a serious legal obstacle by the courts in the state of Kansas. The man made an agreement three years ago to help a lesbian couple have a child, and he has come to regret it.

 

The man in question responded to an ad in Craigslist, where the women said that they were looking to make a baby, but didn’t have the “baby juice” to get it done.  The man responded to the ad and gave them what they needed.  Since that time, the women have raised the three-year old girl together, with no legal problems whatsoever.

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