Daughter Ordered to Live With “Sperm Donor” Father
The Federal Magistrates Court has Ordered that a 7 year old girl live with her father who, initially at least, was a sperm donor.
Federal Magistrate Hartnett found that the father and child had a significant relationship over the years even though the father was initially intended only as a sperm donor.
The Mother was incensed, and had an “ongoing palpable fury” about the father having fathered a child with another woman.
Given that the mother could not facilitate a relationship between the father and child, or exhibit a capacity to contain her negative emotions regarding the father, the Court Ordered that that the child live with the father.
An article about the case can be found here, and Hartnett FM’s reasons for judgment here.