Al-Kāfi - Volume 7 > The Matters Permissible in Endowment, Charity, Gift, Present, Providing Conditional Housing and Matters Permissible or otherwise for a Child and others
Hadith #10

10- وَبِإِسْنَادِهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا الْحَسَنِ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلام) عَنِ الرَّجُلِ يَتَصَدَّقُ عَلَى وُلْدِهِ وَهُمْ صِغَارٌ بِالْجَارِيَةِ ثُمَّ تُعْجِبُهُ الْجَارِيَةُ وَهُمْ صِغَارٌ فِي عِيَالِهِ أَتَرَى أَنْ يُصِيبَهَا أَوْ يُقَوِّمَهَا قِيمَةَ عَدْلٍ فَيُشْهِدَ بِثَمَنِهَا عَلَيْهِ أَمْ يَدَعَ ذَلِكَ كُلَّهُ فَلا يَعْرِضَ لِشَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْهُ قَالَ يُقَوِّمُهَا قِيمَةَ عَدْلٍ وَيَحْتَسِبُ بِثَمَنِهَا لَهُمْ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ وَيَمَسُّهَا.

10. Through the same chain of narrators as that of the previous Hadith the following is narrated from ibn abu ‘Umayr from ‘Abd al- Rahman who has narrated the following: “This is about the case of a man who gives a slave-girl as charity to his small children. He then begins to like the slave-girl but the children are small as his dependents, if he can touch the slave-girl, or appraise her for a fair price, then make witnesses to bear testimony to his owing such price to his children, or he must stay away altogether. Abu al-Hassan, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘He can appraise her for a fair price and count it up on himself; then he can touch the slave-girl.’”