Ironically, an MP in Chirac's own UMP party, Christian Vannestebecame the first person to be convicted under the law in January although this conviction was later cancelled by the Court of Cassation after a refused appeal.
France 24 in French. In Aprilthe Association of Gay and Lesbian Parents reported that only 4 same-sex couples had been able to jointly adopt a child apart from stepchild adoptions and the Association of LGBT Families ADFH reported that "some families" were able to foster a French child and "less than ten" families were able to foster a foreign child. Religious groups voiced their opposition to any changes in those laws.
The proposal never got approved.