Two French NGO leaders were given suspended jail sentences for trying to to smuggle 103 Chadian children to France in 2007 on Friday.
The day after major demonstrations in Paris and Lyon, by the Manif Pour Tous movement Interior minister Manuel Valls appeared keen to reassure protestors.
France has suspended adoptions of children from the Central African Republic, saying the ongoing violence and instability could jeopardise the children’s welfare.
Sperm donations in France have decreased significantly in recent years and new figures from the National Agency for Biomedicine are likely to show a further drop.
France’s public debate on medically assisted procreation is now been pushed to early 2014.
Russian MPs have passed tough restrictions on foreign adoptions in countries where same-sex marriages are legal – a move announced as France discussed its controversial gay marriage law.
The law legalising gay marriage in France also legalised adoption. Many of the laws' opponents cited adoption as a major concern for them.
France’s Constitutional Council has cleared a bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption rights, rejecting a challenge to the law.
The French President, François Hollande, has called for “healing and unity” after France allowed same-sex marriage following months of bitter and divisive debate on the ...
The French parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage and adoption on Tuesday after a grassroots campaign against the bill which mobilised hundreds of thousands, a spike in hate crimes ...