Surrogacy in France: What Are the Options for Intended Parents?
Surrogacy in France is a tall order for intended parents’ hopes of building a family. According to the Supreme Court of Appeal (Cour de Cassation), surrogate motherhood contravenes adoption laws in France. It violates the rules on the inalienability of the human body. This ordinance of 1991 was consolidated as follows: “Any agreement, even if it does not provide for remuneration, whereby a woman agrees to conceive, bear and give birth to a child and then renounce it, is contrary to public order, the inviolability of the human body and the personal status of a natural person.” The same provision was reiterated in the Bioethics Act 94-653 of 29 July 1994. These rules apply only to French national territory and not to other countries.Read more