Skip to comments.Lesbian couple used me: sperm donor
Posted on 05/25/2011 6:44:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Neil Richards was so excited about the impending birth of his child 10 years ago he discussed building a home in the Blue Mountains for himself and the lesbian couple who had used his donated sperm to conceive.
Mr Richards, who answered the couple's advertisement in a magazine, said they agreed he should be involved in his daughter's life but exactly how was never decided.
He said he provided sperm to Jesse Star, now 49, paid $5000 for her fertility treatments at a Woollahra clinic and paid for the midwife who managed the home birth of the child in August 2001.
He had also agreed to father a child with Ms Star's partner, Sofia Marita, but that failed.
The two women separated in 2008.
Ten years on, after a tumultuous relationship between the three parents, Ms Marita is taking the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and Mr Richards to court to have his name removed from the child's birth certificate.
It is the first case of its kind since the introduction of a retrospective law in 2008 giving lesbian couples equal parenting responsibilities or legal status.
Mr Richards, a 58-year-old retired real estate agent, said he had gone through ''10 years of hell'' and spent $50,000 on legal fees.
He has seen his daughter for five hours each fortnight since she was one. He paid $150 a week child support for her first year, though he is not legally obliged to, and paid one-third of her school fees for two years.
Last year, he allowed Ms Star, listed on the birth certificate as a clairvoyant and funeral celebrant, to stay at his Hazelbrook home for three months when she was unable to pay rent at her own home, he said.
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This man has no one to blame but himself for his predicament. If this had happened in the USA he’d be on the hook for an untold amount of child support. What a fool.
If most men haven’t figured this out yet, the majority of lesbians have a distinct revulsion of men. They don’t like men, period.
Ménage à duh!
There must be a daytime tv show for this guy.
Every lesbian I have ever met, has always treated me like a man.
...he provided sperm to Jesse Star, now 49, paid $5000 for her fertility treatments at a Woollahra clinic and paid for the midwife who managed the home birth of the child in August 2001. He had also agreed to father a child with Ms Star's partner, Sofia Marita, but that failed. The two women separated in 2008... Marita is taking the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and Mr Richards to court to have his name removed from the child's birth certificate..."I can't belong to an organization that would have someone like me for a member."
These type people are not known for what we call high moral character, such as speaking the truth, doing what you say you will, treating others with kindness and fairness.
I am sure they consider their own actions to be moral but that comes from people who fit little to none of the values considered moral for thousands of years.
“If most men havent figured this out yet, the majority of lesbians have a distinct revulsion of men. They dont like men, period”
I was out with two friends last night, and one of them told me that recently when we’d all gone out with some colleagues, a butch lesbian in the group had propositioned him for a one night stand. Even when I think people can’t shock me any more, they do.
so 10 years ago, he wanted to be a Father, be involved with his child, and he had plenty of money...
...and all he could find was a lesbian couple, instead of a wife? what am i missing here? lots of good women pray for a good man, who’d care for her child, and give her some security...
They like their sperm though... oh... never mind.
This guy was stupid. Before he gave the sperm, he should have gone to a lawyer to get all these things ironed out. I am sure the lesbians were saying “oh this will be great. You can see the child anytime you want.” The baby was born and he was kicked to the curb.
I remember once ending up inadvertently being in the middle of a lesbian club meeting (I was reading in the room where they were to meet).
To make some small talk I mentioned the book I was reading to one of them. She told me she didn’t read books written by men.
I was young at the time. That was an eyeopener for me.
How could you possibly enjoy a film like that?
(Sorry Larry, this was just too obvious, needed to take a different angle.)
Funniest episode ever!
Maybe she decided he was a good DNA and financial source.
Maybe he’s a homo too?
Who could have foreseen that this arrangement would prove to be unstable?
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