Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption

Date: June 2019
Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2019

File Size: 328 KB

Sibling relationships can provide positive support and improved outcomes for children involved with child welfare as well as for those in the general population. Connections with siblings can serve as a protective factor for children who have been removed from their birth homes, but for a variety of reasons, siblings may not be placed together or may not have regular contact. This bulletin explores relevant research, strategies, and resources to assist child welfare professionals in preserving connections among siblings.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2019). Sibling issues in foster care and adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

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