Israel: Court rules homosexual couple can adopt foster son
Mar. 10, 2009 Rebecca Anna Stoil , THE JERUSALEM POST
Fourteen years after arriving at his foster parents’ home, the Ramat Gan Family Court ruled Tuesday morning that Yosi Even-Kama, now 30 years-old can be adopted by his foster parents, a homosexual couple. As a result of Family Court Judge Alissa Miller’s decision to recognize Professor Uzi Even and Dr. Amit Kama as Yosi’s parents, they will now have the same rights as biological parents of any child. In order for the adoption to be official, Yosi’s biological father had to agree to renounce his paternal rights to his son. In 1995, Yosi was kicked out of his biological family’s home after they discovered that he was homosexual. The Even-Kamas took the teenager into their house and got the authorities to recognize them as Yosi’s foster family. The Even-Kamas petitioned for recognition as Yosi’s foster family, which they received in a ground-breaking decision shortly after they took the fifteen-year-old in, becoming the first homosexual couple to gain legal recognition as foster parents.