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sons and daughters

Question:

B”H

Shalom, a couple who have problems having children due to medical complications, this couple adopting a son and a daughter will be fulfilling the mitzvah of having 2 children a boy and a girl?

Answer:

Although it is not fulfilling the mitzva in the general way, however in a certain ways, and according to some poskim it is considered by shomayim to have birthed them. The gemora says that a person that raises an orphan in his home is considered to have bore him.   See the following article, https://dinonline.org/2020/01/03/adoption-in-halacha/ which expands on this topic.

Best wishes

Sources:

Megillah 13a, Sanhedrin 19b, Chochmas Shlomo E:H 1-1, Ramban Bereishis 46-17, Chazon Yechezkel -Introduction to Mesecet Yivamos, Shut Yaavetz 1-165

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