Lesbians and Donor Insemination

“For the most part, if a woman purchases anonymous donor sperm from a sperm bank, the donor will not have any legal rights to the child. This is the safest way for a single woman or a lesbian couple to assure that no one other than them will have parental rights.” So says Deborah H. Wald, a San Francisco Bay Area attorney specializing in family formation law, as she explains the legal parameters of lesbians having babies.

One thought on “Lesbians and Donor Insemination

  • April 13, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    even a known donor insemination contract will not hold up in court. it is only used to state the intentions at the time of the donation.

    unless you are 100% sure that this won’t be an issue, i would encourage everyone to use a bank.

    using a known donor is just as expensive as a bank, if you handle the known donor relationship properly. and by properly, i mean hiring an attorney for both yourself and the donor and drafting a contract.

    be blessed.

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