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The law which said that every child needs a father has been relaxed in the UK, so there's been a rapid increase in the number of lesbian couples using IVF treatment. The same trend has also been noticed in single women.
Records show the number of lesbian couples seeking IVF has doubled and the rise has tripled among single women. In 2009, 350 lesbian couples underwent the treatment - in '07, the number was 176. As for the single women, the rise has been from 347 in '07 to 1,070 in '09.
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.
It's illegal for gay people to adopt in France, and only heterosexual couples with fertility problems have access to medically assisted reproduction facilities there. So a phenomenon has begun with a number of lesbians are taking the high-speed train to Holland or Spain for insemination.