Sperm donors win visitation rights after previously renouncing them
In two New Jersey and Kansas-based court cases, sperm donors have won visitation rights to see their children even after renouncing those rights previously. The sperm donors have gone against what they initially agreed to and the law is supporting them.
The Kansas case has required William Marotta, a sperm donor, to pay back the public assistance that the same-sex couple he donated to received for their daughter. In the New Jersey case, the New Jersey Supreme Court demanded that biological father Shawn Sorrell pay child support, $83 a week, to the same-sex household he agreed not to be a part of while granting him visitation rights.