Ten Myths and Realities of Sibling Adoption

You may have some misconceptions about adopting sibling sets. This list of ten myths goes through and shares the realities of adopting sibling sets and why it is a positive vs a negative thing, even when you may believe the children should be separated or have people telling you that separating them is OK.

Sibling Adoption Facts

When a child is acting in the parental role, he/she should be separated from younger siblings to give him/her a chance to “be a child” and/or reduce interference with the new adult parent.
Separating the older child is detrimental to both that child and the younger children.


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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