Now, I do understand that I am asking for huge generalizations, so please be gentle with me.
I know that Islam recognizes guardianship, not adoption. What practical impact does this have on Muslims adopting children? Is it less common for American Muslims to adopt than, say, the rest of the population, whatever religion, in North America?
I fell in love with a little special needs baby, who lives in a country where only Muslims are legally able to adopt. I thought a family would be found righ away, but still no luck after months. I am trying to understand why it has been so difficult to find a family for him, as I have never seen a baby like him in a listing in any other country: young, cute, somewhat correctable special needs. Are there simply not enough Muslims wanting to adopt internationally or is there is a reason they would mainly adopt healthy children?
This matter is rather painful to me, as I would like to adopt this little guy and it makes me angry that a home has not been found yet. He needs surgery within some months, and it does not seem likely to happen. This will make it less likely that his special needs issue will not effect the rest of his life.
I would appreciate any thoughts...