No child should have to endure a painful separation from a parent who loves that child because the other parent is no longer willing to share the child and asserts a legal technicality….

I just pray and I try to do everything I can legally, legislatively to have justice come.

~ Actor Jason Patric of The Lost Boys and Sleepers fame, commenting on his battle to have legal parental rights to his son, Gus (pictured above with his parents), who was conceived when Patric donated his sperm to former girlfriend Danielle Schreiber, as quoted by People, July 15

According to the article:

In February, a judge ruled Patric was simply a donor and, because the couple are not together, he couldn’t sue for custody….

In August, the California state assembly is expected to vote on the bill – which would allow courts to grant parental rights to sperm donors under broader conditions, such as if a donor showed that he openly acknowledged the child as his own and received the child into his home.

More here.

[HT: Jill]

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