According to this article, Russian law bans single parents and same-sex couples from adopting. Russian children account for half of all foreign children adopted in Israel. It appears that Israel and Russia have just reached a formal agreement that same-sex couples in Israel will not be able to adopt Russian children.
Here’s a REPORT that in Israel a woman with a medical problem that prevents her from conceiving a child may be able to legally enter into a surrogacy contract provided she is in a relationship with a male partner.
The Israeli attorney general just submitted an opinion that a woman’s relationship status with a male partner should have zero relevancy in the woman’s ability to contract with a surrogate. If this opinion is eventually accepted, it would mean that a single woman with a medical complication rendering her unable to carry a child should not have to obtain a male partner in order to contract with a surrogate.
The attorney general’s opinion could eventually open the door in Israel for single women to legally contract with a surrogate begging the question as to why single men and same-sex couples should be excluded.
Report that pursuant to the laws of Israel, it is a criminal offense for anyone to disclose that they adopted or are adopted. A new bill has been proposed to decriminalize disclosures revolving around adoption.