LGBT Israelis Barred from Adopting Russian Children

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Israel and Russia have signed a new adoption agreement that will effectively block LGBT Israelis from adopting Russian children. This is reported by Israel’s Channel 12 news outlet on Wednesday.

Russia banned adoption by LGBT couples and individuals from countries that allow gay marriage in 2013. Israel has been complying with this law through a de facto arrangement in the years since it passed, the Haaretz news outlet reported in 2017.

While it doesn’t explicitly mention LGBT adoption, the new agreement, which was signed ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Israel this week, says all adoptions between Russia and Israel must comply with Russian law.

The agreement has been met with outrage by Israel’s LGBT community, with critics pointing to what they say is Israel’s conflicting stance on gay rights. Despite a 2017 promise to legalize adoption by same-sex couples, LGBT Israelis are still barred from adopting children or conceiving children through surrogacy.

Israel had previously rejected Russia’s requests to put the LGBT restriction into a formal document, Haaretz reported Thursday.

Russia is one of the few countries to allow adoption by Israeli parents, and Russian children account for roughly half of all adoptions in Israel. The latest agreement aims to make it easier and faster for heterosexual couples and individuals in Israel to adopt Russian children.  Read more…

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  1. Why allow the mentally ill to adopt children?? Please protect the children. The DSM II clearly states the nature of the mental illness that these days goes unrecognized and untreated. The problem is that homosexuals took over the American Psychology Association and changed the definition of mental illness. Just because the definition is changed, this does not cure the mental illness. Reality is hard to escape and ignore no matter what the agenda demands. Never forget that homosexuals, lesbians, transgenders are all mentally ill and need to be treated accordingly.

    • As far as i remember, the homosexuals were considered as ill people, in the USA. Smth happened and now they got more rights, than straight people. The USA society accepted it. Otherwise – they can imprison those who are against lgbt. It is smth like homosexual holocost. We, in Russian common society, always condemn lgbt values. They are mental ill people, but it is their own problem. Many talented artists, musicians are gay. But if they come out in the streets for propaganda in my country, they will be brutally beaten and humiliated. For propaganda, i mention. Simple lgbt parrots live ok in Russia, if they hide their illness. We never trust ’em in growing up children. And we, the straight sex people of Russia are, and will be right, always.

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