Sperm donor or dad? Article in G3 magazine

childrens windmill_bSarah has written an article for lesbian magazine G3 about known donor disputes, and the recent Court of Appeal decision to award contact to a biological father who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple.

Although every case in the family court is fact specific (and the court made it clear that the only binding principle it was setting was that the child’s welfare should be paramount), it is a decision which has changed the trend of previous case law, which has always been to protect the integrity of the lesbian family unit against any claims from the donor.  We have yet to see how significant it may be in future known donation disputes.

You can read Sarah’s G3 article in full or find out more and known donor disputes from our website.

 

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