This question Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have? and some related popped up on my side bar and prompted a thought experiment.
Suppose a prospective parent stole cells from an unwilling donor and used them to conceive a child. Typically the cells would be eggs or sperm but these could be created by IVG (in vitro gametogenisis).
Is the child entitled to support from the genetic parent (who is actually a victim of theft)?
Assume no sex was involved. The cells were taken without permission. Maybe in secret during a medical procedure or stolen from a lab where they were intended for use in a different medical procedure.
I would have assumed not but the rules are currently only different for sperm and egg donation as part of an "statutorily authorized arrangement" with a willing donor (according to this answer).
I guess this would have to be determined by a test-case in a court. But presumably the other biological parent would have to take full responsibility in this case.
This is not the main question but if you want to make it even more interesting.
What if the cells were 'found' rather than stolen. Say someone scrapes their knee and someone else obtains a tissue sample from the scrape.
What if genetic material from multiple people is used? (e.g. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2107219-exclusive-worlds-first-baby-born-with-new-3-parent-technique/)
What if the child is produced in an artificial womb (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-50056405)
While these technologies are not viable yet they are all being worked on.
In this case I would presume those deliberately participating in the creation of the child to take full responsibility. This then raises the odd question of a lab team or corporation possibly being assigned the status of parents and thus made liable for child support.