Can a known donor renounce his legal obligations as a parent?

Unknown; Kentucky does not have a donor statute.

What if a known donor attempts to enforce his parental rights when the original intent was to be a sperm donor only?

This may be possible given the lack of statute or case law cutting off the rights of a sperm donor.

Does the state allow for second-parent adoption (i.e., for same-sex couples)?


Does the state allow for multiple-parent families (when the child has more than two adults in a parenting role)?

Unknown; this issue has not been addressed.

Does the state recognize “de-facto” or “psychological” parentage (of an “acting” parent without a biological connection) or a similar concept?

Yes – a child is considered to have a second parent in KY if a legal parent voluntarily chooses to create a family unit, and cedes to the second “parent” a sufficiently significant amount of parental responsibility.