Gay Adoption In Israel

There are about to be some happy Hebrew orphans! Israel’s Attorney General ruled this weekend that same-sex couples should have the same adoption rights as their heterosexual counterparts. Said Menahem Mazuz: “There is no legal reason to prevent a same-sex couple, or either one of them, from adopting a child who is not the biological offspring of one of the partners, according to the same criteria applied to a single person who wants to adopt a child and conditional, as is customary, on considerations of the best interests of the child.” [J’lem Post]