A German court ruled this week that a child born to a surrogate mother in India has no right to a passport even though the father is German.
A German court ruled this week that a child born to a surrogate mother in India has no right to a passport even though the father is German. Surrogate motherhood is prohibited in Germany. However, under both German and Indian law, the legal father of a child born by surrogacy is the surrogate mother’s husband, not the sperm donor.
In this case, the biological father was a German man born in 1950. He and his wife applied in India to get the child, which was born in December, a German passport. The embassy rejected their application even though the birth certificate had recorded the German man and his wife as the parents. The parents may appeal. ~ The Local, Apr 28
Court rules surrogate children have no right to German passport
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