CRAIGSLIST sperm donor forced to pay child support — to lesbian couple
- Angela Bauer, 40, and partner Jennifer Schreiner, 34, placed ad in 2009
- Donor William Marotta relinquished financial responsibility for child
- Kansas state ordered Mr Marotta to pay after lesbian couple applied
A sperm donor has been ordered to pay child support for the biological daughter he fathered to a lesbian couple who found him via Craigslist.
Angela Bauer, 40, and partner Jennifer Schreiner, 34, placed an ad on the site three years ago for a donor which was answered by William Marotta.
‘We are foster and adoptive parents and now we desire to share a pregnancy and birth together,’ Bauer wrote in the online posting.
Mr Marotta provided sperm which was used for artificial insemination by Ms Schreiner. In return, he gave up parental rights including financial duties for the child.