Israel Mulls Annulment of Law Requiring Parents, Adopted Kids to Share Same Religion

Under the current law, Jewish parents are supposed to convert the adopted child to Judaism through a special Orthodox rabbinical court.

A bill that would scrap the requirement that parents be the same religion as the child they adopt will be debated Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. The proposed law, submitted by MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz ), would end the de facto discrimination between secular and religious Jews who adopt children.