A white lesbian couple have sued a sperm clinic for giving the sperm of a black man.
When Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon, a white lesbian couple approached an Ohio, USA, sperm clinic to be artificially inseminated, they thought they would get a blonde white daughter.
But a mistake by the clinic turned out that they were 'blessed' with a baby of a mixed race and they have vowed to sue the clinic.
Cramblett who carried the baby, told the Daily Mail that she picked a white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed donor labelled No. 380 but she was inseminated with a black man's sperm by mistake and that clumsy mistake by the sperm bank is causing her and her partner untold hardship and mental suffering.
The couple say the are suing the clinic because their daughter, Payton, will feel out of place in their mostly-white hometown in Ohio.
Cramblett complained that she grew up in a predominantly white town and didn’t meet a black person until she attended university while Zinkon lived in the mainly white Uniontown, Ohio, and there are fears that their daughter will be the only non-white child in class at school.
Cramblett is also worried her family might not accept an African-American child.
The sperm bank has already sent the couple an apology note and a refund but they are still going ahead with the lawsuit which reads:
‘Getting a young daughter’s hair cut is not particularly stressful for most mothers, but to Jennifer, it is not a routine matter, because Payton has hair typical of an African American girl.
Jennifer was crying, confused and upset. All of the thought, care and planning that she and Amanda had undertaken to control their baby’s parentage had been rendered meaningless in an instant.
Jennifer’s excitement and anticipation of her pregnancy was replaced with anger, disappointment and fear.’
Cramblett also told the NBC News:
"I am happy that I have a healthy child but I’m not going to let them get away with not being held accountable. You can’t just go, 'Well you got a baby so you should be happy.'"