Bill Singer, Esq.

Dear Bill: What’s the difference between a co-parenting agreement and a sperm donor agreement?

Dear To Be or Not To Be:

The answer to your question is determining whether the sperm donor wants to be a parent or not. If the donor has the intention of playing a role as parent, you need a co-parenting agreement.  If the donor wants to be released from all rights and responsibilities, you need a sperm donor agreement explicitly extinguishing any claim by or against the donor. Note, however, that executing a sperm donor agreement doesn’t mean that the known donor cannot play a role in the child’s life.