Sperm Donors Estate

The bitter dispute that lasted five years over a sperm donors estate has been settled in the Australian courts.

Three children who where conceived with the sperm of a donor of a Dutch immigrant laid claim to a portion of the 200,000.00 euro estate left behind by Willem Wijma, the donor.

The family of Mr. Wijma, who live in Groningen, Holland claim he was never more than a donor and had absolutely nothing to do with the Australian children.

The children have won the case and will inherit part of the estate. (Rtl)

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4 Comments »

  1. Joshua said

    That’s not terribly exciting news unless you’re personally involved..

  2. lpaula said

    I just find this a really interesting case and I imagine past donors will be doing some thinking after this ruling.

  3. Joshia said

    But aren’t donors supposed to be kept anonymous?

  4. annette kern(nee Wijma/wyma said

    The use of the term sperm donor here is lose. This sperm donation was done in the time honoured old fashion way. It was obviously more than a casual donation as there were three children conceived over a ten year period. It does however make the claims of sperm donor children more contentious in the Australian context.

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