Statute providing for the absence of parental rights and responsibilities of a donor of semen provided to a licensed physician for use in artificial insemination was not applicable to mother and biological father of child conceived through a self‑administered “artificial insemination” procedure, where there was no physician involved in the insemination process. Although contract between mother and biological father to terminate biological father’s parental rights and responsibilities to child conceived through self‑administered “artificial insemination” was ineffective, an order awarding sole custody of child to mother and awarding father no parenting time was in the best interests of child, where father had made a choice not to exercise his parental rights and had expressed his desire not to have any relationship with the child.
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