One Mother Shares Her Adoption Experience

1. What were the biggest obstacles when you first considered adoption and how did you overcome them?The first thing I needed to figure out for myself was whether adoption is allowed in Islam.  I had a sheikh explain the differences between fostering and adoption. Then I learned the advantages of breastfeeding. This combined knowledge gave me the confidence needed when faced with naysayers.My other worry was about how my family would handle it. I am from South Africa, where the … [Read more...]

Building Up: A Reflection on Adoption

My husband and I didn’t know that attending the charity event benefitting orphans in the community and abroad would dramatically affect the way we viewed building up our family. We generally jump at the opportunity to sponsor orphans or donate to institutions that provide care and support for them. In part this is due to the strong encouragement in Islam to care for orphans, as the prophet Muhammad stressed it so much that even his poorest companions would be among the first to come to the aid o … [Read more...]


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