Islamic Counselling

Adoption and Fostering

A Freedom of Information (FOI) carried out by Penny Appeal in 2015 found that there are over 4,000 Muslim children in foster care each year, over half of whom spend some time living in non-Muslim homes. The Penny Appeal Adoption and Fostering team have collaborated with over 60 Islamic scholars from across the UK to compile an Islamic Adoption and Fostering Guide.

The booklet covers the faith's perspective and virtues on adoption and fostering. Tailored specifically to the Muslim community, the guide is designed to highlight the position of the Muslim faith for those who are unsure about becoming foster carers or adopters. The Islamic Adoption Guide and research is available as a free download on this page, and will be distributed to Adoption and Fostering providers and Islamic Centres throughout the UK. Furthermore, Islamic scholars have written a Khutba (speech), which will be read out at Friday prayer in local areas before recruitment events are held and is also available as an appendix at the back of the full guidance document.