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Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade

Social Services Ministry signals High Court of move favoring gay adoption

The ministry has notified the court that it is reviewing a "new evaluation" of the hot-button issue of gay adoption.

Gay marriage

State goes in circles over whether it opposes gay adoption and why

In a brief submitted Sunday, the Justice Ministry, on behalf of the government, said that it opposed the Israel Religious Action Center’s petition to permit gay couples to adopt.

The Supreme Court in Jerusalem hearing a case, August 19, 2015.

Government to oppose same-sex couple adoption reform at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will debate Thursday a petition that seeks to end built-in discrimination in adoption legislation in Israel.

By YUVAL BAGNO/MAARIV
17/07/2017
The Texas House of Representatives in Austin, TX

Jews among minorities impacted by new Texas adoption rules

Critics of bill claim it could allow private, faith-based foster care agencies to block parents who practice a different religion or who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

By REUTERS
11/05/2017
A baby playing

Most popular Jewish names: Noam for a boy and Noa for a girl

For another year Mohammed was the most popular baby name in Israel.

holding hands

Court to Knesset: Take another look at open adoptions

With open adoptions, biological parents get to maintain some level of periodic contact with their child even as the adoptive parents serve as the child’s primary family.

Nepal earthquake

Outsourcing babies

Human surrogacy is a fascinating mixture of science, politics, religion and, of course, money – as the tale of a gay Israeli couple illustrates.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
24/12/2015
Iceland

Just Tora: Our personal stories, and layers

"The photos reminded me that Adar was once a foreign baby and that we had been entirely unknown to him; Yet, here we were together."

By RABBI SUSAN SILVERMAN
26/11/2015
Israeli Nepal

Israel’s double game on the surrogacy issue

On the one hand, [the surrogacy law] offers a smile and open arms to people interested in surrogacy and projects an image of enlightenment, while at the same time it pacifies opponents.

By IRIT ROSENBLUM
08/05/2015
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