In a rare turnaround, France has agreed to recognize children born via surrogacy. Amazing news for everyone here at Conceptual Options and all of our wonderful French families.
France will no longer deny citizenship to children born via surrogates to French parents overseas, Minister for Families Laurence Rossignol confirmed, after a decision at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
The case was brought by two couples who had gone to the USA for surrogacy, which is illegal in France. Their children, who are now teenagers, had been denied citizenship or, in one case, any legal recognition of their parentage by the French courts. US authorities, on the other hand, identified the parents as such.
‘This contradiction’, said the ECtHR, ‘undermined the children’s identity within French society’.
Read more here about France recognizing children born via surrogacy overseas.