It is a criminal offense in the United Arab Emirates to have a sexual relationship outside marriage. In practice without clear evidence of the offence, no criminal sanctions are applied. The fostering procedure for migrants can still be conducted from the United Arab Emirates, no matter the citizenship of the parents. Abandoned children that have been birthed in the UAE obtain can obtain UAE citizenship and a UAE ticket. Under Sharia law, it is encouraged for moms and dads to care for a kid that is not their biological child, and also nurture that kid as if he was their very own.