Finding foster families

The child welfare services in Flevoland, a Dutch province, are looking for Muslim foster families. There are about 20 kids waiting for care, but currently no foster families of immigrant origin.

Welfare authorities have already started making contacts with mosques, Muslims schools and organizations and expect to start a course for foster parenting in the upcoming fall.

Having Muslim foster parents will provide a better solution, though at the moment there are no applications.

According to the Flevoland child services, it will require patience and time since foster families are something non existent in the immigrant culture as well as having a taboo against bringing up you’re your child in another home (I suppose they mean here, home with a different religion).

Source: De Stentor (Dutch)

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