Israel promised Russia that Israeli same-sex couples cannot adopt Russian children, said Tuesday, June 6, Ilan Lior in ha’aretz.
According to the newspaper, Israeli officials promised Russian authorities ‘ compliance with the Russian legislation banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples.
Ilan Lior reports that the Israeli public organizations, assisting in the process of adopting children from abroad, appealed to the Ministry of social Affairs with a request to send in the Russian courts of the relevant obligations. This request was made.
In February 2014, Russia declared a ban on adoptions of children by same-sex couples. After that, the Russian foreign Ministry has published a list of countries where gay marriage is legal, and citizens of these countries were forbidden to adopt Russian children. Initially, the list of these countries were made to Israel, but after the representatives of the government explained to the Russian authorities that the Jewish state banned same-sex marriages resumed the process of adoption of Russian children by Israelis.
Ha’aretz reported, citing data from the Ministry of social security that most children in recent years were adopted in Russia. So in 2015, in Russia Israeli families have adopted 34 children. In that year, Russia was the only country where Israelis managed to adopt children. In 2007, Israel has adopted a total of 219 children. Half in Russia, and the rest in Guatemala, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, Moldova and other countries.
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