Ten Myths and Realities of Sibling Adoption.
Adoption Exchange Association 8015 Corporate Drive Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21236
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Sponsoring Organization: United States. Children's Bureau.
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This fact sheet dispels myths about sibling adoption and provides facts that highlight the benefits of sibling adoption. Information is provided that indicates: separating the older child is detrimental to both that child and the younger children; separating siblings teaching them to walk away from conflict and increases trauma; children with special needs may benefit more from having his siblings rather than being placed into a family where there are other children with special needs; the majority of waiting children with siblings on the AdoptUsKids website are in sibling groups of two or three; most waiting families are willing to adopt more than one child; siblings placed together benefits from the sibling bond in ways that do not present problems to the parent/child relationship; and siblings who are placed separately are more likely to demonstrate greater emotional and behavioral problems. Key provisions of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 that relate to sibling placements are summarized. 11 references.
siblings; preserving connections; sibling placement; adoption; adoption myths; sibling relationships; childrens rights