Monthly Archives: February 2016


Did Brangelina just adopt from Syria?

Two people shared this story with me (Thank you Zeina and Farida!) and immigration attorney Hiba Ghalib asked me if I did it (I wish Hiba!).

Apparently Brad and Angelina have adopted a Syrian child. Although I believe that 99% of what we read in tabloids IS TRUE, I don’t think this is. Here’s why: […]

By |February 12th, 2016|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments

The Donald v. The babies. Will you still be able to adopt from a Muslim country if he gets elected?

According to his campaign web site, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
I’ve tried to research a little further to find out what exactly Mr. Trump is saying here and if there are any […]

By |February 10th, 2016|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments

Can I adopt my brother’s baby? Complex adoption issues for those adopting from Muslim countries.

I googled “Adopt Muslim Family Member” today out of curiosity. There’s really not much out there on this topic. The State Department even goes so far as to say that it’s simply never done. But my experience is different. I have often seen a Muslim couple turn to their family for help when they have […]

By |February 10th, 2016|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments