The Jewish Agency will become the first state body to help gay couples with surrogacy costs in light of ongoing ineligibility of gay couples for surrogacy in Israel.

The Jewish Agency for Israel is to become the first state organization to provide financial assistance to gay employees seeking child surrogacy services overseas, a step designed to help defray the high costs of such a process which the state does not allow for homosexual couples.
The initiative was led by the Jewish Agency’s Chairman of the Executive, Isaac Herzog, who sought to acknowledge the right of each employee to realize his or her dream of starting a family, regardless of the employee’s gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status.

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05 Mar 2019 / 28 Adar 5779 0