France recognises children born abroad to surrogate mothersby Annalisa Lista - 2015.07.10
From today, in France, children born abroad to a French father and surrogate mother are entitled to take their father's nationality. France's High Court rejected a previous decision by the Court of Rennes and took note of a warning from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), by allowing two fathers to register their children with a French registrar, although they were born in Russia to surrogate mothers. This is an important step forwards in enabling heterosexual and homosexual couples to have a child with a surrogate mother, even though, for now, the practice is strictly forbidden in France.
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