French gay waiting for passports for his sons

After an Israeli gay father had trouble getting citizenship for his surrogate twins, now a French gay researcher is stranded in the city with his twins after their birth through surrogacy in a city hospital.

Mumbai: After an Israeli gay father had
trouble getting citizenship for his surrogate twins, now a
French gay researcher is stranded in the city with his twins
after their birth through surrogacy in a city hospital.

Since surrogacy is not legal in France, the 40-year-old
gay father may lose his twins who were born in the last week
of April at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai if he has to
return home alone or fails to get passport for his sons.

The researcher, who does not want to be identified, said
he will be approaching the French Consulate today as he had
requested for incorporation of the twins in the French
Registry. He had submitted the birth certificates of the
twins provided by the hospital.

This is important to get French passports for the new-borns, he said.

However, when contacted, the French Consulate officials
were not available for comments.

The gay father has already submitted legal papers to get
French passports for the babies.

Earlier, after being stranded in Mumbai for over three
months, Dan Goldberg along with his twins Itai and Liron born
to an Indian surrogate mother, returned to Jerusalem after the
kids were granted Israeli passports last Month.

PTI

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