Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A lawyer representing a 3-year-old girl who is at the center of a sperm donor child support case is seeking input from a psychologist.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Wednesday that Jill Dykes wants a Shawnee County judge to order a psychologist to evaluate the child and offer a recommendation. Dykes made the request in a motion filed Monday.
A Topeka man says he signed a contract waiving his parental rights and responsibilities when he answered an online ad from a lesbian couple seeking a sperm donor.
But because no doctor was involved in the artificial insemination, the state sought to hold him financially responsible when the women split and the birth mother sought public assistance.
The birth mother's former partner is seeking the right to co-parent the girl.