How to Find Muslim Couples Who Want to Adopt a Baby
Placing your child for adoption is a huge decision, and if you’re considering it, it’s likely because you want your baby to have the best life imaginable. Whatever the reasons are that you don’t feel you can provide that right now, know that you aren’t alone. Many women have been in this same position, and many will be in the future.
No matter the path that has led you to thinking about adoption, as a Muslim woman, you may currently be wondering about the likelihood of placing your child with a Muslim couple who wants to adopt a baby. This article will go into some of the benefits of doing so, as well as how to find Muslim adoptive parents with American Adoptions.
Why would a pregnant women search for a Muslim couple who wants to adopt a baby?
Whether you are a Muslim yourself or simply drawn to the religion, there are many positive aspects that come with placing your child with a Muslim couple who wants to adopt a baby. You might specifically search for Muslim parents who want to adopt because you want your baby raised with the following beliefs:
Muslims believe in one God. Muslims believe that there is one God (Allah) and that He alone should be served and worshipped.
Muslims believe the Quran is Allah’s final revelation to Prophet Muhammad. They believe it was revealed to the prophet through the angel Gabriel over a period of approximately 23 years.
Muslims believe in a day of judgment. On one appointed day, life will come to an end and everyone will be raised from the dead. Each individual will be judged and either rewarded in Heaven or punished in Hell, based on whether or not they were faithful and performed good deeds.
Muslims believe in destiny and the divine. Allah has a plan and everything happens by His will. This does not, however, mean Muslims don’t believe in free will and choice; Allah simply knows what our choices will be before we make them.
Muslims believe in the five pillars of Islam. These are the pillars by which they worship: the Declaration of Faith, daily prayer, Zakah (a type of charity), the fast of Ramadan, and the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in present-day Saudi Arabia.
If it’s important to you to find a Muslim couple who wants to adopt a baby, this is absolutely possible with American Adoptions. By using this tool on our website, you can search through profiles of active families based on religion.
However, please know that we are always working with families to get to the stage where their profiles are ready, so don’t worry if you don’t find a perfect match online. Instead, speak with an adoption specialist to learn more about finding the perfect adoptive family.
Questions to ask a Muslim Couple Who Wants to Adopt a Baby
It can be intimidating to get to know prospective adoptive parents for your baby, and starting conversations about religion can be especially tough. When the time comes for you to meet your child’s prospective adoptive parents, it can be helpful to have a list of questions such as the following:
What drew you to Islam? Were you born into it, or did you convert?
What is your religious community like?
Why are Muslim values important to you?
What is your own religious background like? What was your experience growing up as a Muslim?
How do you plan to teach your children about Islam?
What other questions should you ask yourself about a Muslim couple who wants to adopt a baby?
The qualities you look for in your child’s prospective adoptive parents most likely won’t revolve solely on their faith. Your adoption specialist will ask you to consider questions such as the following:
Do you feel strongly about whether or not your child has siblings? To some women, it’s important to place their child with a couple who has struggled with infertility and hasn’t been able to have children. Other women feel strongly about their children having siblings, and so they may choose to place their child with a family that already has children to ensure that their baby has that experience growing up.
Do you envision your child being raised in a specific location? Do you see him or her in a small community in the Midwest? Do you want your child to live in an urban area with a wealth of career or educational opportunities? As a national adoption agency, American Adoptions works with families across the country and can make whatever kind of life you envision for your baby a reality.
Are there other belief systems you want to share with your child’s adoptive parents? Obviously, you will already have quite a bit in common if you both practice the Islamic faith. However, would you like to have aligning beliefs in terms of things like politics and work ethic?
It’s important to remember that no matter what your dream is for your baby’s perfect adoptive family, American Adoptions can help you to make sure it becomes a reality. To learn more about finding Muslim couples who want to adopt a baby, please call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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