Gay Parenting, Israel, Surrogacy

In Breakthrough, Israel Temporarily Eases Gay Surrogacy Policy

Source YNETNEWS

In what looks to be a breakthrough in the fight for equality, the Health Ministry announced Monday a temporary change in the gay surrogacy policy, making it easier for male homosexual couples to arrange surrogate pregnancies in Israel.

According to the new changes, single gay males or homosexual couples who have frozen embryos abroad, or are planning to freeze them until the end of April, will be able to bring them to Israel for insemination via a surrogate.

This means that tens, and perhaps even hundreds, of couples can now continue the surrogacy process they’ve started abroad in the country, with an Israeli surrogate. The existing law permits fertilization of eggs only in Israel, which negatively affects male couples or gay individuals, who could only find a suitable candidate to donate eggs abroad.

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