Bernie - posted on 04/09/2012 ( 24 moms have responded )
I have noticed of late that there is a lot of people on this board who do not understand what the term "sperm donor" means.
I'm here to help.
What a sperm donor is, is a man who goes in to a clinic, has tests/counselling, signs his rights away, and goes in to a room to deposit his 'goods' in to a container.
Obviously tests etc would be done on his 'little men' to ensure they are good and healthy.
Couples who are having trouble conceiving/single women, will go to a clinic and have counselling (so then they know what they are getting themselves in to ), sign a legal document to say they know that the donor has no rights to the child and that they can't go after the donor for child support etc.
A sperm donor is NOT a man who gets you pregnant (if you two were planning a pregnancy or not), finds out your pregnant and then does a runner. I don't believe that any guy, who you ladies call a 'sperm donor' would be 'willing' enough to get you pregnant and let you take him to court to get child support etc,Your confusing a dead beat dad for a Sperm Donor.
So what I'm trying to get at here is Sperm Donor's are not legally financially liable for their offspring (unless of course they have lied on their forms)