Gay couple says Israel won’t let them come home with their surrogate child.
The announcement was made on Israel's Family Day, marked on the 30th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah.
The justices said they would still require a court order before the adoption becomes final.
While within Jewish law, fatherhood is established through the owner of the sperm, the case of ovum donation is more critical because Jewish status.
... among the religious
The 118 clergy members urged the passage of the Child-Parent Security Act.
Netta conveyed the global message that there’s no need to be embarrassed or ashamed just because you’re not exactly mainstream.
The Jewish Agency will become the first state body to help gay couples with surrogacy costs in light of ongoing ineligibility of gay couples for surrogacy in Israel.
In July, several thousand people demonstrated in Tel Aviv against the surrogacy bill that excluded gay couples.
“Mr. prime minister, look me in the eye and tell me: Why can [Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin] Yigal Amir be a dad and I can’t?”