New Star Kafala

Uniting Muslim Orphans with Muslim Guardians to Build Forever Families!

“Did He not find you an orphan and provide you shelter?” (Surah Ad-Duha)

Asalaamu ‘Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabaraka tuhu –

Every day, there are children crying for attention and others laying hopelessly in Morocco’s overcrowded orphanages. If you have ever visited an orphanage, we are certain the memories are tearing your heart to pieces. All of Allah’s children deserve a family to provide love and support, and in Muslim countries these children are only eligible for kafala (adoption) by a Muslim family.

In the past, volunteers have helped over 30 Muslim-American families adopt Moroccan orphans independently without the assistance of an adoption agency. However, under a new law, the Universal Accreditation Act, all adoption services must be provided by Hague accredited or supervised agencies after July 14, 2014.

There is an urgent need to establish an accredited adoption agency that can meet the unique needs of Muslim families wishing to help our fellow Muslim children. We need our own agency – one committed to Islamic principles, that operates on a non-profit basis, is cost effective for parents, and maintains the highest levels of ethics.

To achieve this dream, Muslim adoptive parents and dedicated volunteers are involved in a grassroots effort to launch an adoption program for Muslim-American families under Graham’s Gift Children's Foundation, a New York State authorized non-profit adoption agency. The second step is to transition from Graham’s Gift to New Star Kafala, upon pending legal approval of our name change. Finally, we must be Hague accredited though the Council on Accreditation in order to operate without supervision, as an independent agency.

“I and the guardian of an orphan will be in the Garden like these two” (Prophet Muhammad: gesturing with his two blessed fingers together)

We are asking for your financial support to raise $100,000 to meet our expenses as we develop our international programs and establish New Star Kafala. We hope to be self-supporting in a year, but until then we need the community’s help to meet administrative/office expenses and cover Hague and State accreditation costs.

Only with your generous donations can we assist our most vulnerable Muslim children, while providing religiously and culturally competent services to the Muslim adoptive community.

Please make your check payable to:

Graham’s Gift Children’s Foundation (New Star Kafala Program)
P.O.Box 965, Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone number: (213) [phone redacted]

Tax ID #: 161612808


OR donate through this gofundme webpage

If you are interested in adopting from Morocco and/or learning more about adopting from other muslim countries, please contact us at [email redacted]
  • Sayed Muhammad  
    • $10 
    • 77 mos
  • Sonia Salman  
    • $55 
    • 77 mos
  • Sayed Muhammad 
    • $10 
    • 80 mos
  • Farheen Kadri 
    • $200 
    • 81 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 81 mos
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Organizer

Amina Shams 
Organizer
Lady Lake, FL
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