Child support claims against sperm donors?

Sperm donor lawsuit

Can a sperm donor be forced to pay child support? In a story that made national news, the state of Kansas is seeking to have a sperm donor declared to be the father of a child and to be made financially responsible for the child.  The donation had been made to a lesbian couple’s request on Craigslist for sperm.  Crucially, the man donated a container of sperm directly to the women rather than through a doctor or clinic.  Although both the couple and the man signed an agreement stating that the man would not be liable for child support, this …

Court Allows Paternity Fraud Lawsuit to proceed

  Iowa Court Allows Paternity Fraud Action The Supreme Court of Iowa, in a recent decision, decided it would allow a man to sue his former girlfriend for paternity fraud. The man’s lawsuit was based on allegations that the former girlfriend intentionally told the man he was the father of a child despite knowing that this wasn’t true. Because of this, the “father” argues, he voluntarily spent money on the child’s support, which he claims he wouldn’t have done had he known the child wasn’t his. All of this apparently came to light when the man filed an application seeking …