A bill that would allow non-Orthodox Israeli parents to adopt non-Jewish children was sent to the Knesset.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved the bill on Sunday. The measure, which would amend the adoption law, must undergo a preliminary reading in the Knesset and pass two more readings before becoming official.
Under law now, only Orthodox couples may adopt non-Jewish children, since it is understood they will convert the child to Judaism under halachic auspices. Non-Orthodox couples must either adopt Jewish children or offer proof that they will become religiously observant, convert the child properly and raise the child in a religiously observant home.
Adi Kol of the centrist Yesh Atid party submitted the bill.
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