This feature is part of ELLE's 'Modern Motherhood Series' - exploring the shifting role of 'mother' in society and the women choosing to do things differently. Three years ago, Genevieve Roberts was on holiday in Sri Lanka. Until this trip, the promise of exploring a new country magically fixed any twinges of discontentment in her life. Was she having a mid-life crisis?
A Sperm Donor Is Trying to Block Lesbian Moms' Move to New Zealand
My husband was a sperm donor. Now the mother is making demands | Life and style | The Guardian
Lower courts have temporarily blocked the couple from moving over these objections, saying the women cannot prove a legitimate relationship, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The Australian High Court could soon weigh in on the matter. The child was to be raised by Susan and her partner, Margaret Parsons. If the women move to another country, a continued relationship with his child would be impossible, he argued. That convinced a Family Court to order the couple not to move yet.
Eve Wiley, 31, had thought her biological father to be Sperm Donor No. The man who raised her died when she was 7, and Wiley learned of what she believed was her true parentage as a teenager. But Wiley later learned that neither the man whose home she was raised in, nor the man whose existence she discovered later in life, were her father.
Updated June 19, A man who donated his sperm to a friend with the belief he could play a role in the child's life has won a High Court fight sparked by the mother's decision to move to New Zealand with their biological child. The decision by the court overturns an appeal the girl's mother and her wife won and reaffirms an earlier ruling that ordered they remain in Australia and consult him on major parenting decisions. The court heard the man, given the pseudonym Robert, initially agreed to donating his sperm to his friend, and was of the belief he would be involved in his child's life.