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Meet the Gay Couple Belgium Won’t Allow To Raise Their Own Son

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id=”attachment_1753″ What does Belgium have against this father and son?

Long story short:

  • Peter and Laurent were ready to become parents, and worked with a surrogacy agency to find a Ukrainian woman to be their surrogate in Belgium.
  • Their son, Samuel was born.
  • Belgium refuses to give the couple their child. Samuel has spent the past three years in a Belgian orphanage.

We can hardly do the story justice on our own. Please take a moment to watch this video about these parents’ absolutely heart-wrenching story. Press the CC button at the bottom of the video for English captions.

You can lend your support to Peter and Laurent via a Facebook page HERE.

Why would Belgium rather see a child grow up alone in an orphanage than with his gay parents? This is absolutely a case of institutionalized homophobia disguised as a surrogacy law dispute. Gay Family Values rightfully points out that if there aren’t any Belgian laws concerning surrogacy, then there shouldn’t be anything preventing the country from giving the fathers their child. These poor parents!

How could something like this be permitted to happen?!

Via Gay Family Values

  • This is truly horrible. I have to wonder why the child isn’t with his mother. That would be better than in an institution.

  • This is truly horrible. I have to wonder why the child isn’t with his mother. That would be better than in an institution.

  • Anonymous

    🙁

  • misternickjones

    🙁

  • She probably doesn’t have any parental rights, and doesn’t want any. I would imagine the Ukrainian surrogacy agency took care of that before proceeding with the IVF. In the video, it says all she wanted from the couple was cab fare home from the hospital.

  • She probably doesn’t have any parental rights, and doesn’t want any. I would imagine the Ukrainian surrogacy agency took care of that before proceeding with the IVF. In the video, it says all she wanted from the couple was cab fare home from the hospital.

  • Your post needs to be corrected – Samuel has been living in a Ukrainian orphanage, not a Belgian one.

    What a terrible story all around though. I’m off to the Facebook page so I can keep track of the situation. Hopefully they will get an answer soon.

  • Your post needs to be corrected – Samuel has been living in a Ukrainian orphanage, not a Belgian one.

    What a terrible story all around though. I’m off to the Facebook page so I can keep track of the situation. Hopefully they will get an answer soon.

  • I truly don’t understand this, because Laurent IS the biological father. Why is the situation different from what it would be if a Belgian man had gone to live in the Ukraine and married a Ukrainian woman, they had a child, then she died, and he decided to move back to Belgium with his child? Even if Belgium is having trouble figuring things out with regard to Peter, why isn’t Laurent sufficient on his own to get the baby a Belgian passport?

  • Heroic Hal

    I truly don’t understand this, because Laurent IS the biological father. Why is the situation different from what it would be if a Belgian man had gone to live in the Ukraine and married a Ukrainian woman, they had a child, then she died, and he decided to move back to Belgium with his child? Even if Belgium is having trouble figuring things out with regard to Peter, why isn’t Laurent sufficient on his own to get the baby a Belgian passport?

  • I urge people to read the Facebook page for more information. Also, the gay media, has NOT been covering this story. We need to rally tens of thousands of people to write the Belgian embassy in protest. Because the gay media is not covering the story most people don’t know about it. So contact the embassy (see the facebook page for information) AND contact you local gay media to urge they cover this story. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Laurent-and-Peter/187839651236216?v=wall

  • James Peron

    I urge people to read the Facebook page for more information. Also, the gay media, has NOT been covering this story. We need to rally tens of thousands of people to write the Belgian embassy in protest. Because the gay media is not covering the story most people don’t know about it. So contact the embassy (see the facebook page for information) AND contact you local gay media to urge they cover this story. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Laurent-and-Peter/187839651236216?v=wall

  • Anonymous

    still sign up to there page!!!!!! but great news!!!!! Sam is home for good!!!!! they did it!!!!!! everyone did it!!!!!!!! we need to keep doing it!!!!!!!! love and happiness guys and strength!!!!!