Repeal of Ban on Disclosing Adoption Status Takes First Step

A clause in Israel’s Adoption Law makes it a criminal offense for an adoptee or an adoptive parent to reveal that fact. New bill would allow adoptees to decide for themselves whether to make the information public, eliminating the need to obtain a court order.

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The Ministerial Committee on Legislation will decide on Sunday whether to allow a bill to proceed that would permit adoptees to disclose their adoption status.