Rights of intended parents (surrogacy)

Following an amendment to the law, the expression "maternity leave" is changed to "birth and parenthood period".

Israeli resident who received a child in their custody, in Israel or overseas, through a surrogacy process, are entitled to receive the allowances and benefits granted to a new mother. The purpose of the law is to guarantee proper conditions for intended parents and the child and compensate the parent for his income lost due to birth and parenthood period.