Jewish Journal


October 3, 2010

20% of Israeli adoptions are by same-sex couples


Haaretz reports that approximately 20% of adoptions in Israel are by same-sex couples, up 50% from 2008.  The longer I am in Israel, the more fascinated I become with the way in which the country is dealing with homosexuality on a policy level.  There seems to be a shift recently in accepting same-sex couples and their rights to adopt children, as these adoptions have increased by 50% since 2008:

“Social Affairs Minister Isaac Herzog has been reforming his ministry’s policies toward adoptions by same-sex couples. Under the new policies, these adoptions are be judged based on the interests of the child, not in light of the parents’ sexual orientation.”

Read the entire article here: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/adoptions-by-same-sex-couples-single-parents-see-uptick-1.314661

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