Three parents to be listed on girl's birth certificate2/8/2013
When asking for someone’s sperm, always get in writing what's expected of the donor of the baby batter. Otherwise, it’s gonna get messy. A judge in Florida recently ruled that three parents would be listed on the birth certificate of a 22-month-old girl. The decision followed a two-year legal fight after a male hairdresser donated sperm to a lesbian couple for artificial insemination. Maria Italiano and Cher Filippazzo thought they had a verbal agreement with Massimiliano Gerina — Italiano’s stylist — that he would donate sperm and they would raise the child. Gerina, however, decided he wanted a larger role and sued. The ruling gives the women sole custody, but Gerina has visitation rights and will not have to pay child support. [Source]
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