@12: The child's last name is Ghilain, so that's Samuel Ghilain, son of Laurent Ghilain and Peter Meurrens.
As far as I understand it, and that's not even completely, surrogacy is legal in the Ukraine, just not in Belgium. And apparently that's the problem. They even had a paternity test, but that didn't even help. How this works, I really really don't understand.
Adoption for gay (male) couples in Belgium is virtually nonexistent. In the 5 years since it's been possible for gay couples to adopt only 4 gay male couples managed to do so. They're only elligible for the adoption of Belgian babies (no foreign adoption). There are now waiting lists of about five years to even start the education part of the adoption procedure, so that's another while for the home visits and counseling, and then (thén) you're put on the waiting list for a baby. I think it would take about ten years and even then the chances of being picked are slim.
To be honest, I don't even care about the how and did or did they not make a mistake, and is it ethical or not... I really don't care. All I care about is that there is a little boy in an orphanage when he has fathers desperate to take care of him. And that just breaks my heart.
I also get the impression the Belgian govt (in as far as we've got one) wants to make an example of him. They seem to forget this is someone's life we're talking about.