Jennifer Cramblett with her daughter Payton in 2014. (credit: Family via Georgia Newsday)
An Ohio woman has sued a sperm bank that mistakenly gave her sperm from an African-American donor.
Plaintiff Jennifer Cramblett, who is white, gave birth to her mixed-race daughter Payton three years ago.
In her lawsuit (PDF), she says that the sperm bank’s mix-up led to “an unplanned transracial parent-child relationship for which she was not, and is not, prepared.”
Cramblett was artificially inseminated with sperm she ordered from Illinois-based Midwest Sperm Bank, meant to be from Donor No. 380, a Caucasian man. Five months into her pregnancy, she found out that she had actually been sent a sample from Donor No. 330, an African-American male.
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