Should I put the sperm donor's name on the birth certificate?
Asked Sep 16, 2011, 01:59 PM
I'm a gay woman and wanted a child. I asked a friend of mine to contribute sperm and he did. I was under the impression that he didn't want to be a part of the child's life. I got pregnant on the first try. He didn't seem interested in my pregnancy at all until I found out the child's sex. Now that he knows it's a boy, he keeps hinting around being a father. He is a VERY fickle person and has gone back and forth on this matter. At first, I wasn't opposed to the idea of it but he can't even call him his son. He told his mother about the pregnancy and that he would be the father.
I was wondering what kind of rights he would have as a sperm donor and also, if I don't list him on the Birth Certificate, will he have any rights to my son. Bear in mind that he was JUST the sperm donor until I discovered the sex of the baby.