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Paternal rights with in vitro

2 Nov

I found this article CNN picked up from a news station in Virginia. The Virginia Supreme Court is heard a case that I found very odd. Three years ago, a seemingly happy boyfriend/girlfriend couple chose in vitro to have their daughter. The next day they signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity stating the boyfriend was 100% the father. The article doesn’t say outright but somewhere along the line the couple broke up and the mother stopped letting the father see their daughter. Virginia has a law that denies sperm donors parental rights unless they are married to the mother. The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hand down its ruling in January but it is highly speculated they will grant the father visitation.

How do you feel about this article? Do you think the father has any right to see the child?