The Asian community does have a lot to be proud of…
As a community we welcome strangers into our home, we never leave guests without feeding them, we have unshakable family values and many are fiercely passionate about our culture.
So why is it that when it comes to the idea of adopting a child/baby all alone in the world, we don’t want to know?
Most of us have been lucky enough to have a mum and dad who we’ve taken for granted.
If someone has been trying for years and is unable to have a baby…is there something wrong with adopting a child?
I think adoption is largely a taboo act…a lady was telling me that if the parents gave their child up for adoption then obviously its cos the child’s past is shameful…..
But does it really matter how the child came in the world?
Is it right to hold an innocent child accountable for what his/her parents have done?
I know Islam says a lot about orphans and their rights…but I’m not sure what Islam says about adopting children.
A family friend of mine is desperate for a baby and she’s been married for 10 years…it’s a lonely life, but I really don’t understand why she just doesn’t adopt.
Is our love only for our “own”?
And does religion play a part in this? Naturally one would want to bring up their child as a Muslim…however say that child was mature and wished to stick to his/her own faith, would it be right to allow this?
The main issue that confuses me is that of this Mehram/Non Mehram issue….hypothetically speaking would I need to do pardah in front of my adopted son? Would sisters need to do pardah in front of their brother who was adopted?
…is the above mentioned reason, the reason why Muslims shy away from adoption?
Share your thoughts.