The State of Michigan does not formally track how many Muslim children are in the foster care system, but Muslim community leaders say there are dozens, at least 85 in southeast Michigan alone, and not enough families to keep up.

For a state that has one of the largest Muslim-American populations in the country at about 275,000, there are few Muslim foster families in Michigan.

Most Muslim children end up in the care of relatives, but those invisible few who are left have little options.

The problem is exacerbated by religious debates surrounding Islamic law and rules that govern moral relations between foster and biological family members.

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