Mom Sues Sperm Bank For Giving Her A Black Baby
Two white women walk into a sperm bank, order up a baby from a white male donor, 9 months later she delivers baby that is half black. Now the moms are suing for emotional and economic losses! Details inside.
The lawsuit states, “On August 21, 2012, Jennifer gave birth to Payton, a beautiful, obviously mixed-race baby girl. Jennifer bonded with Payton easily and she and Amanda love her very much. Even so, Jennifer lives each day with fears, anxieties and uncertainty about her future and Payton’s future.”
Jennifer & and her partner have stated that there are challenges to raising Payton in the small, virtually all-white town of Uniontown, Ohio, that has racially intolerant beliefs about people of color. She admits that did not meet any black Americans until she attended college, and that it is because of her upbringing that “Jennifer acknowledges her limited cultural competency relative to African-Americans and steep learning curve, particularly in small, homogenous Uniontown, which she regards as too racially intolerant.”
She goes on to complain about the challenge of doing little Payton's hair. The moms express their fear of going into black neighborhood salons where they assume they are “not overtly welcome." Give me a break!!
As a person of mixed race myself, I can tell you that no amount of money is going to ease the pain or pressure of growing up bi-racial in a racially charged Country. Yes it will be hard for Payton to go to an all White school, but the same challenges exist if she were to go to an all black school. My mom didn't know what to do with my hair, but we found friends who did and then eventually, I figured out how to do it myself!
The main issue I have with this lawsuit is that she is overlooking the blessing that God has given her and her "partner". Same-sex couples all around the world hope and pray for a baby everyday and these women are among the lucky ones who actually got one!! I'm a strong believer that God makes no mistakes and he sent this beautiful mixed-race baby to this couple, this community and this family to teach them about unconditional love, acceptance, tolerance of others who look different that you.
I was the first brown person in my all white family. But then a couple years later, another mixed cousin was born, then another one, then another one. I was also the first in my family to go to College and I graduated with Honors from a Big 10 University!
The sperm bank already gave the couple a full refund to compensate for their "mistake". Now it's time to accept and move on. And if that small Ohio town is so uninviting for mixed families, I suggest they move!!
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