Foster Care

Foster Care

The Muslim community is in much need for religious guidance on foster care, adoption and guardianship.

This document will serve as the first contextualised guide for the Islamic position on Foster Care, Adoption and Guardianship within the context of the Australian Law. It has been prepared by the Australian National Imams Council to:

  1. Give practical guidance to members of the Australian Muslim community on the Islamic position on Foster care, Adoption and Guardianship.
  2. Provide information to foster care agencies/providers in connection with Muslim foster carers’ and children to practice their faith.

ANIC recognises that there are exceptional cases and circumstances that might need exceptional Islamic rulings and verdicts. Therefore, ANIC will assess these cases and circumstances case by case to issue the appropriate Islamic ruling and verdict.

This document is subject to review from time to time.