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 «not 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.