Should you adopt children? If you are adopted, should you search out your biological parents? Rabbi Shmuley talks about adoption and the many questions that go along with it.
No matter what good things you want to do in life, there is nothing that compares to taking an unwanted or orphaned child into your home and raising him as your own, Rabbi Shmuley says. "Adoption is the highest virtue that any human could undertake in their lifetime," he says.
If you are the one who is adopted and are interested in finding your biological parents, only do so if your adoptive parents are comfortable with it—and be prepared, Rabbi Shmuley says. "If you seek out your biological parents and they don't want to have a relationship with you, you have to have the courage to let it go."
"There is no higher virtue in life than to take another child who is unwanted or orphaned of parents and raise them as your own. You are doing God's work, and he will shower infinite blessing upon you."