French gay dad may lose custody of his newborn twins

A French gay father is stranded with twins in Mumbai after their birth via surrogacy in April. Because surrogacy is not legally accepted in France, the father went to India to work with a surrogate. Now he faces prosecution or losing his newborns if he returns back to France. French laws are particularly unfriendly toward gays who want to become parents through surrogacy.

The Times of India reports:

The distraught father, who has been here since February and is running out of money, is at his wits’ end as he says he has heard of past instances where gay fathers from France have faced difficulty taking their surrogate children home. However, he has hope because all those fathers were ultimately successful. ”I could be paying a price for trying to take my children back through the honest route,” he said.

The father of the stateless twins is hoping his government will take a sympathetic approach. ”I have not gone against any French law as I have opted for surrogacy outside French territory. And I have not violated any Indian law either,” he said.