My top priority as a mom is the welfare of my three year-old son. I thought the law would protect my ability to do what is best for him. When Jason offered me his sperm, it was under the condition that his donation never be made public and that he would not be a father to the child. I chose to use a known donor over a stranger, but only after I knew the law would protect my ability to make the best decisions for my son.
I allowed Jason to have contact with my son while we were dating, and even then he insisted that I keep his donation a secret and uphold our original agreement. I never would have allowed this contact if I thought it would put my rights as a mom and the stability of my son’s future at risk. For me, this has never been about preventing contact, this is about preserving parental rights.
Now after relying on a 26-year law, I am in the middle of an ongoing legal battle and having to defend against Jason using a connection with the state legislature to overturn a court case that he lost. I just hope and trust that the legislature will protect my family and the countless other families like mine by not interfering with the rights that we were promised.