French gay couples with children born to foreign surrogate mothers won a key victory Wednesday, with the country's highest appeals court ruling that the partner of the biological father could adopt his child. Surrogacy, when a woman carries a child for a couple that cannot conceive -- sometimes for financial gain -- is banned in France. Some gay couples have turned to surrogate mothers in countries such as the United States, where the practice is legal in some states, in order to have children. Until now, however, France has refused to recognise the partner of the biological father as one of the child's parents.
Standard Procedures for Gay Couples Looking to Adopt
The Basics of Gay Adoption
For many LGBT households, they prefer to create their families through adoption. And as of right now, more than 16, LGBT households are raising over 22, adopted children in the U. However, for some LGBT persons, they prefer to adopt children internationally, or at the least, consider international adoption for a variety of reasons. Yet, this can come with its own issues. Though the U.
Same-sex couples included in overseas adoption agreement for the first time
At gay pride marches around the country this month, there will be celebrations of marriage, a national right that, at just two years old, feels freshly exuberant to many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. But while questions of marriage are largely settled, same-sex couples who choose to have children still face a patchwork of laws around the country that define who is and who can be a parent. This introduces a rash of complications about where L. Adoption laws, for example, can be extremely contradictory.
We shed light on the personal and challenging considerations expat couples will face when seriously thinking of adopting a child abroad. My husband and I have been expatriates for some years now, living across four different continents and seeing almost everything that there is we feel we need to see. We are now ready to have a family and are seriously thinking about adopting from abroad.