Many children waiting for adoption are members of sibling groups. Research has shown that most children have better outcomes when they are able to maintain ties with their brothers and sisters. Most agencies work to place siblings in the same foster or adoptive home. Find resources in this section to learn about the adoption of children in sibling groups.
Adoption & Sibling Relationships: What Children Have Taught Me
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Offers tips for parents to cement enduring sibling bonds within their adoptive families.
Adopting an Older Sibling Group
Describes the experience of a family who adopted a sibling group of four from Russia.
Post Adoption Information
Describes the process of adopting two children at the same time who are less than 9 months apart in age and biologically unrelated.
Family Connections Project [Video]
National Resource Center for Adoption
Presents two videos about the Family Connections project implemented by Adoptions Unlimited.
How Infertility Blessed a Family With Twins
Dave Thomas Foundation
Describes how a military family welcomed twins from foster care.
Families Adoption In Response
Offers articles from the archives on issues and challenges facing adoptive families including sibling relationships, becoming a family, lifelong issues, creating attachments, discipline, marital stresses, and extended family.
Siblings and Adoption
Adoptive Families Magazine
Lists articles about siblings and adoption, including adopting a second child, preparing a child to be a brother or sister, fostering strong sibling relationships, and more.
Ten Myths and Realities of Sibling Adoption (PDF - 165 KB)
Debunks some of the widely held but incorrect beliefs that have kept siblings apart in adoption placements.
Why My Siblings are Important to Me
North Carolina Division of Social Services (2009)
Fostering Perspectives, 14(1)
Presents answers young people in foster care gave to the question, "Why are your siblings important to you?"