The mission of New Star Kafala is for every child to have a loving and secure home. Our goal is to help eliminate the causes of abandonment and relinquishment through advocacy, education, and dissemination of resources. We offer ethical, cost effective, and sharia compliant adoptions.
It is a fundamental right of every child to be raised by parents, kin or community. Unfortunately, countless children are raised in institutions, which dooms them to a bleak future. When international adoption is appropriate, it must be carried out with transparency, ethically, and in the best interest of the child. A child is entitled to know his true identity and maintain his family ties, culture and religion.
The majority of U.S. adoption agencies are faith based. Many laws exist that promote a child’s right to be served by organizations affiliated with their faith. This allows religious matching between parent and child, thus ensuring continuity of tradition and identity. Until now, there was not an adoption agency to support Muslim children.
Morocco’s orphanages receive only about 10% of their operating costs from the Moroccan Government. Orphanages rely on inadequate fundraising and donations to care for the children. Funding may only provide the most minimal needs of a child such as a bed and food. The objective of the BASICS Program help meet the additional living, nutrition and medical needs of children living in four orphanages in Morocco.
There are three-objective for this project. First is to build healthy social emotional interaction, fill in the void of family life on the children living at the orphanage and lessen the effect of institutionalization on them. Second is to encourage Moroccan youth/ Boy and Girl scouts to be involved in their society by caring for the children living in orphanages and serve as mentor to them. Third is to increase awareness in the Moroccan society and policy makers about the issue of abandonment and institutionalization of children.
In partnership with HMEMSA: Private tutoring or private schooling for a child living in an orphanage.
H.O.P.E. (Helping Orphans Progress Emotionally) is a program that strives to promote emotional and cognitive development through sensory stimulation and educational play in the orphaned infants and toddlers at the Rita Zniber Foundation’s “Le Nid” Orphanage.
NOTICE REGARDING NEW STAR KAFALA’S SUSPENSION
On October 26, 2018 the Intercountry Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) suspended the accreditation of New Star Kafala for failing to maintain substantial compliance with accreditation standards
This suspension was due to the lapse of temporary authority of New Star Kafala during its re-authorization process with the New York Office of Children and Family Services.
New Star Kafala made substantial changes to its original re-authorization plan that required the submission of a new application. Temporary authority letters are not issued under those circumstances. We must wait for full approval. OCFS is acting expeditiously to move it through and we estimate we will have authority in about 4-5 weeks.
In the interim, Across the World Adoptions, a Hague accredited California agency has taken over as primary provider on our cases. We have partnered with ATWA before and they are experienced with Morocco and Pakistan cases and familiar lapse and no additional fees will be incurred by any family. The case management and responsibility will revert to New Star Kafala when authority is restored. We will not be taking any new cases during this time. We will announce on this website when authority is restored and we are re-accredited.
The following information is available upon request :
(1) the number of its adoption placements per year for the prior three calendar years, and the number and percentage of those placements that remain intact, are disrupted, or have been dissolved as of the time the information is provided; (2) the number of parents who apply to adopt on a yearly basis, based on data for the prior three calendar years; and (3) the number of children eligible for adoption and awaiting an adoptive placement referral via the agency or person.
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*The donations that go towards our work placing Muslim children with Muslim guardians are considered sadaqa. If you indicate your donation is a zakat donation, that donation will go towards other charity programs that are zakat-eligible.