35 Photos Of Adopted Siblings That Show Family Is About Love, Not DNA

Love makes a family. I love my husband. I love my step-siblings. I love my in-laws. I love my children (one is adopted, one is not).  So does biology equal family? Absolutely not! I surround myself with those I love and love me. So while my boys are not at all genetically related with DNA, they call each other “brother” because that’s what they are… brothers.

Here are 35 beautiful, love-filled photos.

Many parents who have adopted find that people sometimes ask, “Are your kids real siblings?” In honor of Adoption Awareness Month, we asked the adoptive parents of the HuffPost Parents Facebook community for photos of their children that show the sibling bond is about love, not DNA.

View the full slideshow here.


Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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