Jas Patrick Fights with Ex for Custody

Jas Patric and his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber, are fighting for child custody rights.  Patric was a part of a fertility treatment and donated sperm to his former girlfriend in 2009.  Schreiber eventually got pregnant with his sperm and is fighting him in a custody battle.

Patric, star of The Lost Boys, Sleepers, and My Sister’s Keeper, decided that he wants to help raise his child, Gus (3).  He wants partial custody and told the Los Angeles Times that he has had a “loving relationship” with his son.  The decision to have a child was mutual between Patric and Schreiber.  Additionally, Patric has cared, supported, and raised Gus along with his mother.  He feels no need to be absent in his son’s life.  However, Schreiber notes that “when Jason offered [her] his sperm, it was under the condition that his donation never be made public and that he would not be a father to the child.”  Patric defends his need to be a part of his son’s life by telling the Los Angeles Times that “no child should have to endure a painful separation from a parent who loves that child because the other parent is no longer willing to share the child and asserts a legal technicality.”

Although a judge ruled that Patric was only a donor and does not constitute him eligible to sue for custody, he has made an effort to change what justice has come to both legally and legislatively.  The California state assembly is now looking to vote on a bill in August 2013 that will allow courts to grant parental rights to sperm donors under broader conditions, such as acknowledging his/her child.

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