We are a separate lesbian couple. I designed the AI with a known donor. My ex has a custody order with parental rights and we with the parents. Does sperm have legitimate rights for the child? We were never married or civil at the time of conception. Myself and my friend are looking for a donor from a donor introductory site to understand. We`re going to have to sleep with the AI at home, how do we make sure it has the legal responsibility of the child as soon as possible? It is important to remember that you cannot choose to be the rightful father of the child, even if the mother agrees. Any agreement reached for this purpose has no legal status. We advise you to advise yourself independently before the donation. Thank you for your comment Elisabeth. When a married woman gives birth, one can assume that her husband is the father you must refute. Legal parenting is a particularly complex area when donor seeds are used, as I strongly recommend that you contact the office for the necessary advice before getting pregnant. If you donate sperm through a licensed clinic of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), you will not do so: the mother and each child spawned will be anonymous in front of the sperm donor, although they can request confirmation of the number of children born as a result of their donation, the sex of the children and the years of birth.
We recommend that anyone who is thinking about using a known sperm donor enter into a donor agreement. The above information contains only general principles and it is extremely important that anyone considering such an agreement should seek individual legal advice tailored to their situation. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact a member of our family team. Thanks for your comment Milo. The law on sperm donation and parental legal responsibility is very complex and I strongly encourage you to get advice from experts before conception. I am afraid that your proposal will mean that you are not considered the rightful parent of your child. If I can help you, please contact me directly. If the sperm donor is not a member of the child`s father, he or she is not allowed to contact the child as a parent.
If he wishes to make such an application, he first needs the approval of the Court of Justice before doing so. If you are a single woman or lesbian couple considering using a known sperm donor or entering into a co-education agreement, it is advisable to agree on a documented education agreement with your child`s father before conception takes place. Hello. My husband and I are not able to understand. We do not want to go down the path of IVF. However, a very close friend offered to provide us with his sperm. Do the rules change when the meeting is sexual or have? Is it also possible to list my husband and donor as a father on the birth certificate? If so, what are the legal consequences? Thank you Sam That you spend hours writing an in-depth documented co-parent agreement or 10 minutes during which you note your personal educational preferences, you will get your written and signed agreement before conception. Thanks for your comment Scott. Whether you are legally considered a sperm donor or a legal parent (with obligations and responsibilities) depends on a number of factors, and I advise you to get advice from a lawyer near you before proceeding with the agreement. They should be aware that sperm donor agreements are not legally binding and that those prepared without legal advice cannot get much clout from the court in the event of disagreement in the future.