Spain Says Children Adopted from Morocco Must Remain Muslim

Christianity Today 26 February 2013
By Melissa Steffan

Moroccan children adopted by Spanish families will be monitored by the Moroccan government until they reach the age of 18—but not to check up on their overall well being. Instead, Morocco intends to ensure that the adopted children remain culturally and religiously Muslim.

Morocco enforces an Islamic practice called kafala, which prevents conversion to Christianity among adopted children by ensuring that children are raised Muslim.

According to the Gatestone Institute, Morocco issued a provision preventing foreign adoptions to non-Moroccan residents, but the new Spanish agreement overrides that restriction. (continue reading...)