Keyword: adoption

French father denied custody of baby son placed for adoption by mother

Yoan Delorme was in jail when his son was born and the mother did not put either parent's name on the birth certificate before the adoption.

Highest French court grants adoption rights to married lesbian couples

The Cour de Cassation ruled that children born to a woman through medically assisted reproduction can be adopted by her female spouse.

French court bars gay woman's adoption of partner's child from IVF

The court ruled that the mother's IVF treatment in Belgium violated French law which bans medically assisted procreation for homosexuals.

French charity workers jailed in children-smuggling case

Paris court hands two year jail terms to two members of French charity Zoe’s Ark for trying to smuggle 103 children from Chad to France.

Lower house of French parliament approves bill that would legalize gay marriage, adoption

The measure, approved in 329-to-229 vote in National Assembly, puts France on track to join about a dozen nations that allow gay marriage.

French MPs trade insults amid marathon gay marriage bill debate

Same-sex marriage bill debate now into its second week with more than 5,300 amendments tabled and a fiery atmosphere inside parliament.

France pledges marriage equality despite protests

Justice minister says the referendum on same-sex marriage demanded by many opponents would be unconstitutional and says bill will go ahead.

France pledges marriage equality despite protests

Justice minister says the referendum on same-sex marriage demanded by many opponents would be unconstitutional and says that bill will go ahead.

Faced with opposition, French government dithers over artificial insemination for lesbians


For weeks it has been an issue that has divided not just public opinion but also the ruling Socialist Party. Should lesbians who want children should get access to medically-assisted procreation - by in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination? After changes of stance and tactics, the government has finally announced that the measure will now included in new family legislation later in 2013. But some critics fear that time is being lost – while others say that it has simply opened up a second front for opponents. Mathieu Magnaudeix reports.

Gay marriage supporters stage weekend of demonstrations across France

The demonstrations are a response to the recent mobilisation of thousands of opponents of the government’s plan to legalise gay marriage.

François Hollande under fire as gay marriage bill divides France

President has been accused of failing to take a strong stand to force full equality on to the statute book, including over gay adoption rights.

Thousands march in France against same-sex marriage bill

Protests over “major and dangerous upheaval” government bill that would extend marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples.

French cabinet approves same-sex marriage bill

The French government approves bill to go before parliament that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.

French government readies adoption of fiscal compact

The French socialist government on Wednesday begins ratification process of a European Union budget discipline pact despite dissent on the Left.

French same-sex couple lose ECHR discrimination claim over adoption rights

The European Court of Human Rights rejects a French lesbian couple's claim for discrimination over a law barring them from 'simple adoption' rights.