We know it is forbidden to adopt a child and give the child the adopted father’s name. We are a childless couple married for over 12yrs. We would like to adopt(bring up) a girl child from sister-in-law(wife’s sister). Our niyat is to never change the name of the baby or change the father’s name, but since I live and work in the Gulf, the child has to have a passport that matches our names(as adopting father and mother). Is this permissible only to have a valid passport for staying in Gulf?
In view of the country law or as a paper work, it is allowable to do so, but at the time of Nikah etc it is necessary to write exact and original names.
Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best
Darul Uloom Deoband