USA – Kansas – Topeka /William Marotta – Kansas Department for Children and Families A sperm donor of Topeka, Kansas who had helped a lesbian couple conceive a baby-girl in 2009 now finds himself in a legal morass.
William Marotta, 46, signed a contract in March 2009 with Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner waiving his parental rights and responsibilities. The Kansas Department for Children and Families on Oct. 3 filed a petition seeking a ruling that Marotta is the father of Schreiner’s child and owes a duty to support her. The petition said the department provided cash assistance totaling $189 for the girl for July through September 2012 and had paid medical expenses totaling $5,884.96.
Schreiner and Bauer sought financial assistance from the state after Bauer stopped working due to illness and could not financially support Schreiner and eight children they co-parent.
The case clearly shows how hypocritical governments are towards fatherhood. As long as it doesn’t cost a penny it doesn’t care who the biological father is. As soon as a child needs financial support, governments will suddenly get very active and start looking for someone to pay…Very often it’s even the lesbian couples themselves who start suing a donor, something that is even more unacceptable.