Black donor’s sperm mistakenly sent to white woman, lawsuit claims


Payton (Photo: Fox 8 Cleveland)

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UNIONTOWN, Ohio — A white woman from Ohio is suing a sperm bank, claiming the company mistakenly gave her sperm from an African-American donor.

Jennifer Cramblett, 36, says in the lawsuit that she and her same-sex partner ordered sperm from a white donor in September 2011, Fox 8 Cleveland reported. Instead, the Midwest Sperm Bank sent her a vial of sperm from an African-American donor, the lawsuit says.

After being artificially inseminated with the sperm, Cramblett gave birth on Aug. 21, 2012, to Payton, “a beautiful, obviously mixed race, baby girl,” the lawsuit states.

Although Cramblett and her partner bonded with Payton and love her, they have “fears, anxiety and uncertainty about her future” in their “all-white community”, the lawsuit says.

Cramblett is asking for more than $50,000 in compensatory damages.

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