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Other Topics – Adoption – Minors

This section contains a series of items on the adoption of minors, according to Israeli law. It covers the adoption process itself - relating to adoptions of minors from within Israel,and from overseas. It contains information on who is eligible to adopt, including recent developments in the law permitting single sex adoption by lesbians or homosexuals, how a child can be put up for adoption in Israel,with or without parental consent,and what kinds of adoption orders exist and whether contact with the biological family is severed or not ,etc. It also deals with the rights of adopted children themselves - to discover their  real biological parents/identity, where the adoption was 'closed', and their inheritance rights.