Re: Adoption

Micha Berger (
Fri, 23 May 1997 15:19:37 -0400 (EDT)

In v3n40, Maayan <> writes:
>With regards to the question about adoption- I think it is important to add
>that although the adoptive parents feel the same way as "biological"
>parents do, the Halacha (Jewish Law) does not permit the regular physical
>closeness of a parent to the child. In other words, after a reaching a
>certain age of maturity ( usually 9 years and above), an adopted son may
>not be in the room alone with his adoptive mother, and the adopted daughter
>may not be kissed by the father, etc.

Rav YB Soloveitchik zt"l ruled otherwise. One of the few cases where we
have a ruling of his said as a ruling, and said for other people.

Since there is a multiplicity of opinions, CYLOR ( See Your Local Orthordox

Micha Berger 201 916-0287                 -- Orthodox Judaism: Torah, Avodah, Chessed