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Kansas judge rules sperm donor does not owe child support to lesbian couple

William Marotta, a Kansas man turned sperm donor via the classified advertisements website Craigslist, was recently sued by the state for child support payments. Ultimately, he was found by a Kansas judge to not be liable to pay for child support to his biological daughter.

According to court documents, Marotta answered a Craigslist ad asking for sperm donation in exchange for $50. After making said donation, he signed a waiver that released him from parental rights over the child that his sperm might conceive.

Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner, the lesbian couple who received the sperm and conceived a baby girl out of said donation, broke up in 2010. Schreiner, the birth mother, had to ask for federal financial assistance during that period. Around this time, the Kansas Department for Children and Families tried to offset the amount of her assistance by suing Marotta for child support.

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