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.