The state of Kansas is forcing a man to pay child support to he donated his sperm to a lesbian couple three years ago — even after a written agreement that stated otherwise. Do YOU think that’s fair?
William Marotta has found himself in the middle of a pricey and expensive legal battle three years after he donated his sperm to Angela Bauer, 43, and Jennifer Schreiner, 34, partners who desperately wanted to have a child.
Now, after Angela lost her job and the family was put on welfare, the state of Kansas is asking William for child support — and making him fork over $6,000.
The lesbian couple found William on Craigslist, and all three signed a contract agreeing that he would have no legal responsibility for the child.
Speaking Out About Donating His Sperm
William, a married mechanic who fosters children with his wife, revealed to the Today show on Jan. 3 that he wanted to help out a couple that needed assistance having children.
“If you are two women, it’s difficult without a man there, so I donated,” he said during the interview. “No good deed goes unpunished.”
Angela & Jennifer Also Don’t Think William Should Pay
The couple also believes William doesn’t need to fork over the cash — they agree that he shouldn’t be legally responsible for their daughter.
“We never intended for him [Marotta] to support her,” Angela said on Today. “That’s our responsibility we have as her parents. I have the joy of raising her and loving her and it’s only because of William.”
Angela de Rocha, spokesperson for the Kansas Department for Children and Families, said that when a parent seeks benefits for his or her child, they need to determine who the child’s father is to lessen costs from taxpayers. So that’s what the state did — and are strapping William with the $6,000 bill.
What do YOU think of the state forcing William to pay child support HollyMoms? Let us know in the comments below.
— Christina Stiehl
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