My wife and I are a religiously observant Jewish couple. We cannot have children and are considering adoption. Could the rabbinical court deal with the adoption process ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 19 May, 2022
Yes. While primary jurisdiction for adoption lies with the family court, under the Adoption Law, however, if either the biological parents or the parents wishing to adopt , according to the circumstances, consent in writing, then a religious court can have jurisdiction if the child himself also agrees. If he is not able to understand the matter, or is under 9, the Attorney General can agree on his behalf.