Sperm donor ordered to pay child support!

William Marotta thought he was doing a good deed — a great one, in fact — in presenting to two women the opportunity to have a child of their own.

But his well-intended decision to become a sperm donor for the couple has resulted in a legal, financial and emotional nightmare, as he finds himself in a high-stakes battle over what his attorney contends is a dangerous and misguided technicality.

The Kansas Department of Children and Families issued the surprising order that Marotta provide child support for the now 3-year-old girl, after one of her parents became unable to work due to what she describes as “a significant illness,” according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. He is now challenging that decision in court.

“I can’t even believe it’s gone this far at this point, and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it,” he told the paper.

Marotta responded to a Craigslist ad in 2009 posted by Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner that they were seeking a sperm donor. The parties signed paperwork at the time which absolved Marotta of any financial obligations or parental responsibilities. So that should have been the end of it.

Written by Jonathan Anker. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com/

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