Memphis, TN asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky

Q: How would child support and custody work via private sperm donation?

Hello, I’m supposed to meet a married lesbian couple soon in my home state, Tennessee (I wasn’t sure which state this should go in). They’re from Kentucky and the child would most likely be born there, however conception would happen in Tennessee. They want me to sign a contract primarily saying that I’ll give up all custody and won’t have to pay support, which I agree with, and that I’ll sign over all parental rights and won’t try to take custody of the child, which they agree with. What I’m wondering is is if this contract would be legally valid, and if I’d be safe from parental rights and they’d be safe from my custody if both of us sign it. It would be AI, if that has any affect. We’re all looking at lawyers, but I can’t find any in my area. Are there any precautions we should take?

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It should be covered in the sperm donation contract.

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