Stefania Pia Perrino, «If you are a parent in one country, you are a parent in every country»: is it true for social parenthood?, in Papers di Diritto Europeo, 2023, special issue, 209-228.
ABSTRACT: Parenthood is the legal relationship between a child and the child’s parents and recently EU citizens are establishing this relationship through consent or intended parent agreements, without any genetic link. The new concept is known in case law as social parenthood and can be traced in different scenarios: same sex couples’ adoption; artificial reproduction; surrogacy; post mortem fertilization.
The paper will investigate if the lack of a common notion of social parenthood can constitute an obstacle for the free movement of citizens and analyze the recent case Pancharevo of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
KEYWORDS: Social parenthood; freedom of movement; artificial reproduction; adoption; surrogacy.