israel adoption

LGBT protesters in Tel Aviv

Thousands at LGBT rally protest government's anti-gay adoption stance

The street near the military headquarters flooded with thousands of protestors who rallied against the government's controversial position.

LGBT flag

Freedom to adopt

The LGBT community was rightly incensed at the challenge to the equality of rights in our modern society.

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.

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.

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.

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