Ranya Shbeib

Ranya Shbeib, a mother of 3, always felt she had an obligation to serve those in need, especially children. Once she learned of the reality of Muslim children in foster care and the lack of Muslim homes licensed to care for these children, she knew she had to become a foster parent. She  was told there were many Muslim children in foster care in the United States, domestic and refugee, who had requested Muslim homes as their preference. However, unfortunately, because there are very few licensed Muslim foster homes, many of the Muslim foster kids are placed with families of other faiths.  As a result, she became a foster parent and one of the founders of Muslim Foster Care Association.