Our Aim

To support Muslim children in finding exceptional foster carers

The Muslim Foster Network are committed to supporting every Muslim child who has faced separation from their families and empower carers to give back to the community and support the growth and development of a foster child.


For every Muslim child who comes into care to obtain a loving, caring environment which, through mutual understanding and respect, affirms their identity and faith.


To increase the number of high-quality carers within the UK with the understanding of the needs and values of Muslim children in foster care.


Promote understanding. Celebrating diversity. Freeing potential. Close communities. Living & working with integrity.

Why focus on foster care

It is estimated that there is currently a shortfall of around 10,000 foster carers in the UK that are needed to provide a loving and stable home for a foster child.

There is also a specific need for more Muslim foster carers who can look after Muslim children to enable them to practice and understand their faith.

Our Team


Shadim is CEO of Muslim Foster Network, which was found in 2016, he is also in-charge of My Foster Family, a community interest company he founded in...

Head of Operations

I am Head of Operations at Muslim Foster Network. I am responsible for engaging with our partners at an operational level, and ensuring our internal a...

Head of Fostering Recruitment & Social Media

My name is Annie Shafi and I am the Head of Recruitment for Muslim Foster Network. As the Head of Recruitment, I am responsible for leading the recrui...

Faith Advisor

My name is Sheikh Osman and I am the Faith Advisor at Muslim Foster Network. My main responsibilities are to create and support Muslim Foster Network...

What our Partners Say

"The Muslim Foster Network event in Bradford was a wonderful celebration of the contribution of Bradford's Muslim community to fostering. All faiths were welcome and it was a privilege to share the Iftar. I urge London carers & those in Lond considering fostering to attend"

Jim Hopkinson

"Thank you to the @MuslimFostering Network for inviting me to speak at their event in Manchester. Great to see the work they're doing to support foster parents."

Afzal Khan MP

"We are really loving these @MuslimFostering Network clips with Shiekh Sajid Umar. Super informative for any practicing Muslims and for me personally very interesting as a non-Muslim to learn more about the faith. This along with the recent @pennyappeal info has been brilliant."

Islington Fostering