Mother gives up baby over dishonest sperm donor



Stuff NZ Newspapers


A Japanese woman has given up her baby for adoption after discovering the spermdonor lied about his education and ethnicity. The woman, identified only as a Tokyo resident in her 30s, is suing the man in a case that has cast light on Japan’swidely unregulated sperm donation industry. She is seeking around 330 million yen (NZ$4 million) for emotional distress, claiming he lied in order to have sexwith her, in the first legal case of its kind, according to Japanese media. The woman and her husband reportedly came into contactwith the man, who is in his 20s, via a social media sperm donation account while trying to conceive their second child.