Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Sperm Online
When 43-year-old Kansas resident William Marotta donated his sperm to a lesbian couple looking to pay $50 for a donor, he didn't make any money, but he still bought himself a tub full of trouble.
At the time, he signed a contract excluding him from any future financial obligations with the child. But the couple eventually split up. And when Schreiner applied for state welfare benefits for Marotta's offspring and her seven other kids, the Kansas Department of Children and Families (KDCF) hit up Marotta for child support.
According to The Daily Dot, Marotta's contract with the ladies wasn't valid because "the insemination wasn't handled by a licensed physician — a prerequisite, apparently... under Kansas law."
So, come January 8, Marotta will challenge the child support claim in court. His lawyer says:
"If sperm donors bear financial responsibility for their children, than 'any woman in Kansas could have sperm donations shipped to her house, inseminate herself without a licensed physician and seek out the donor for financial support because her actions made him a father, not a sperm donor.'"
The lesbians support Marotta, saying that the state has made a huge mess of the ordeal, but we can all learn several lessons from this ordeal:
1) Don't sell your sperm online.
2) Don't live in Kansas.
3) Don't have eight kids.
Follow our advice and you, your sperm and your pocketbook will all be better off, state courts be damned!