What Led Us To Adoption
Muhammad’s mother fostered children in the ’90s, and it really inspired him to do something similar. It is something we have talked about since we first got married. We almost fostered from Sudan and came close to adopting a Somali American infant from our community, but due to the recession, we were unable to. Over the past 10 years, we have tried to have our own biological children through pretty much every possible avenue. It has been a struggle that has brought us even closer as a couple. Adopting a child is the next evolution in our desire to raise a family. We have had many friends and family members who have adopted children. We know it has its challenges, but we see it as our spiritual duty to help and love others.