link Ahmed was born to Muslim parents. However, Ahmed was separated from his natural parents and placed with a Christian foster family even though Muslim foster parents were available, including Ahmed’s paternal uncle, who completed all the paperwork and the training required to qualify to provide foster care. More recently, Ahmed has been denied all visitations with his natural parents, even though they continue to seek reunification through the courts.
The foster parents have stated their intent to adopt Ahmed and have apparently begun the adoption process. CAIR-NJ has been informed that Ahmed’s name has been changed and he is being raised as a Christian. DYFS policy specifically mandates the requirements on foster families to continue the religion of the parents or obtain written permission for a child to attend services of a different religion. Such permission has never been obtained from Ahmed’s natural parents.
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