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Monday, 20 April 2015 15:23

Two French Lesbian Moms Get The Right To Adopt Children Born To Their Wives And Abroad Through Artificial Insemination

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While the adoption became legal in France in May 2013, insemination for lesbian couples is still not, but a court allowed four lesbian women to adopt children born to their wives abroad through insemination.

In April 2014, a court in Versailles had rejected the request of a lesbian couple. The court said the child's biological mother had committed fraud by using insemination in Belgium while it is banned in France. But a highest court has just ruled that the use of fertilization techniques abroad is ┬źnot an obstacle┬╗ to the adoption of the child by the second mother.

The Adoption Act provides that a married same-sex couple can adopt, so there was no reason for the court of Versailles to refuse adoption.

In the South of France, in the city of Aix-en-Provence, another lesbian couple also got the same verdict by a court of appeals.


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