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...]

The Perfect Stranger

It was a very crowded day at the park. My 2-year-old son was playing happily from one end of the park to the other. As he was climbing a small staircase, he happened to slip and bump his knee. I started to walk towards him to see if he was alright. He was not crying but had just sat down to check for any possible “damage” on his little knee. As I approached him, I saw a young Caucasian non-Muslim girl, no more than five or six years old, run right past him. Then she quickly turned back around and … [Read more...]


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