Italy: Surrogacy agreements are null and void – wannabe “parents” must release child for adoption

fxvvt5o-e1416058741749The supreme instance of the Italian judiciary for civil and criminal matters, the Corte di Cassazione, has issued a landmark decision on surrogacy parenthood.

The decision concerns a couple from Crema (Lombardy), both around 50 years old, who after various unsuccessful attempts of becoming parents through the aid of medically assisted procreation techniques, and after having tried in vain to adopt a child in Italy, decided to use the services of a Ukrainian “surrogacy mom” as the solution of last resort.

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