How does a girl-9 and a boy-8 from an absent non/jewish non/converted mother convert to Judaism. She went to the mikvah and he had a proper Bris Milah.

Answer:

The procedure for conversion of a child (beneath the age of bar/bas mitzvah) is milah (for a boy) and mikvah, which must be done  under the auspices of a beis din. After reaching the age of bar/bas mitzvah, beis din will offer the child the choice of continuing his path of Judaism, or returning to being a non-Jew. The child’s father has similar jurisdiction to beis din over his children, and (provided there is a father) he makes the initial decision on behalf of his children.

In any case, you should contact your local rabbinic beis din, who will instruct you further.

Good Luck!

Sources: See Shulchan Aruch and commentaries, Yoreh De’ah 268:7.

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