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Sperm Donor Files for Parental Rights for Four of his Children Despite having Signed a ‘No Contact’ Agreement 

Sperm Donor Files for Parental Rights for Four of his Children Despite having Signed a 'No Contact' Agreement 

Sperm Donor Files for Parental Rights for Four of his Children Despite having Signed a ‘No Contact’ Agreement.

James MacDougall, 37, who fathered children with lesbian women through private donations advertised on social media is now seeking parental responsibility and arrangements for four of his children.

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His name was revealed during court proceedings in Derby, United Kingdom. He had asked for “parental responsibility and child arrangement orders” for four of his children. He did this, despite having signed an agreement stating that he didn’t want contact with them. The children’s mothers were against the applications.

MacDougall was named by Derby Court Judge, Justice Nathalie Lieven. This was done in order “to prevent other women from using him as a sperm donor. Also, to rule that he should not have any responsibility for the children because it would hurt them.”

Judge Lieven turned down MacDougall’s lawyer plea for anonymity. “There is a very specific benefit in his being named in the expectation that ladies may look him up on the internet and see this verdict.”

“Anonymity in the Family Courts should not be exploited as a method for parents to behave in an inappropriate manner. This is done so that they don’t hide behind the shroud of anonymity,” the judge added.

Sperm Donor Files for Parental Rights for Four of his Children Despite having Signed a ‘No Contact’ Agreement

His parents said that their son donated  donated sperm because he is “kind-hearted” and “would do anything for anyone.” June MacDougall told the UK newspaper that he wanted to be a part of their lives and visit his children.

“He is a good person who would go out of his way to help others, yet he is gullible.” He simply wanted to assist those women, particularly gay women, in realizing their ambitions of becoming parents. Also, he didn’t ask for money for performing that service, as far as we know; he just did it.

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“He had never had children of his own in a normal relationship. However,  as a sperm donor, he had fathered 15 children.” “We support his decision even though it was unexpected at first,” his mother said. She added that her son is a “victim of those girls.”

Judge Lieven barred MacDougall from seeking parental rights for at least the next three years. Lieven ruled that he should be named to prevent other women from utilizing him as a sperm donor. “This is because of his complete lack of awareness of his actions. Also, because it would be distressing to the mothers,” Judge Lieven said.

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It was also discovered that MacDougall donated his sperm even with the knowledge that he had an incurable Fragile X syndrome. This is a genetic disorder that leads to low IQ and developmental delay.

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