Rabbi Without Walls
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Are Step Parents and Adoptive Parents - Real Parents?
‘Whoever raises another’s child in his house, the Scripture considers it as though he had given birth to him.’ (Megila 13a)
In Judaism step parents are just as much the real deal as birth parents.
Because being a parent is not about the fact that your son or daughter carries your DNA. Rather, it’s about caring for, loving and nurturing a child.
Whoever does so is the child’s true parent.
Rabbi Michael Stern
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