The Chief Rabbinate, which has a register listing all the
adopted children in Israel, was promised that it will also
receive records of the adoptions of children from abroad.
This promise was made Monday 9 Sivan during a meeting of
Constitution Committee of the Knesset, with the approval of
amendments to the law of adoptions records.
The Chief Rabbinate requires these lists in order to prevent
marriages between relatives that are forbidden. Rabbi Ravitz
asked that adoptions from abroad also be recorded in the
Adoptions Ledger which will be accessible to the Chief
Rabbinate, so that it can prevent forbidden marriages in
those adopted cases too.