Mommying While Muslim

Muslim Foster & Adoption Series: Adoption: What’s Holding Us Back

December 02, 2021 Zaiba Hasan & Uzma Jafri Season 3 Episode 41
Mommying While Muslim
Muslim Foster & Adoption Series: Adoption: What’s Holding Us Back
Show Notes

Dr. Alia Irshad, pediatrician and adoptive mom, joins us today to talk about some of the hindrances to domestic adoption for Muslim parents, and the process of going international as she did. The process is demystified for us today, and her personal experience is the happy ending we want for every child of every faith and background. Let’s address some of the problematic beliefs the Muslim community has about adoption, and reveal the religious stipulations of adoption for our non Muslim audiences. 


Dr. Irshad is a wealth of knowledge and expertise on her experience as well as on the rights of orphans in Islam, the mandate by Allah SWT Himself and the sunnah we are SO SLOW to fulfill, but ask about 4 wives and everyone wants to fulfill that sunnah! Check out the resources she’s collected for us and you won’t be sorry.


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  1. Contact Superintendent Pantoliano to say ‘thank you’:
    1. Sample text available
    1. Or call at 201-945-7747 to leave a message.
  4. Adoption Agencies providing services for Moroccan adoptions
    1. New Beginnings:
    1. Hopscotch:
  7. Religious recommendations at 
    1. Yaqeen Institute:
    2. Wise Muslim Women: 
  8. Muslim Adoption Network:
  9. Muslim Foster Care Assocation:
  10. Want to help but can’t foster or adopt:
    1. Bloom Charity:
    1. Islamic Relief Sponsor an Orphan: 

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