Muslims living in the UK capital London are being encouraged by the local authorities to adopt children. The local council in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets, which hosts a large Bangladeshi Muslim community, is urging Muslims, particularly from the Bangladeshi community, to step forward. The Muslim population in London is growing, and as it grows, so does the need of Muslim children with troubled backgrounds for new families. As the adoption scheme prefers to give children to adoptive parents with a similar background, Muslim families are needed. So far, the number of Muslim families willing to adopt has not consistent with the increase of the demand for them. Local imams and community leaders, like Hafiz Mowlana Shamsul Hoque, the chair of Council of Mosques for Tower Hamlets, said: “Mosque Committee members and Imams will inform all worshippers about the issue of Muslim looked-after children and ask the Muslim community to come forward to work together with Tower Hamlets Council to find a solution.”