If you’ve ever considered selling some or your swimmers on Craigslist for a little extra scratch, you might want to give it a little more thought. William Marotta, who did just that, wound up having to pay child support for his biological child, despite having signed away all rights to the little guys and any humans that might get made from them.
Three years ago, Angela Bauer and Jennifer Schreiner put out a request for donor on Craigslist and Marotta answered the call. The trio didn’t just leave it at that, however; they all signed a legal document saying that Marotta would have absolutely no rights to (or responsibility for) to the child, despite it being biologically his. But when Schreiner, the only parent listed on the kid’s birth certificate, applied for welfare, the state of Kansas saw fit to put Marotta back on the hook.
According to the Kansas Supreme Court, the agreement the three made in 2009 is moot since the insemination wasn’t done by a professional doctor-type. That being the case, Marotta is still responsible for lending a financial hand so long as welfare is involved. So if you thought Craigslist sperm donation might be a little less than legit, it turns out you were probably right. Be careful what do you do with those swimmers. [The Daily Mail]