Adopting siblings with Family Care
In the UK, 61% of children waiting to be adopted are in sibling groups of two or more and need to be adopted with their brothers or sisters. On average, siblings wait longer in care before being adopted than single children do.
FCAS is committed to finding families for the children who wait the longest in care and reducing the wait for siblings who need new adoptive families.
Could you adopt more than one child?
If you are adopting for the first time, maybe you have assumed you will be placed with a single child into your family first…maybe you have thought about adopting siblings, but felt that it might be too difficult or overwhelming.
At FCAS, we talk to everyone who is considering adoption to think about whether they could parent siblings…We know that that having more than one child comes with real challenges and will require commitment and energy. But it also has advantages and brings great rewards…
Better for you….
Better for your children….
Siblings who have a shared past may be the only ones who remember or have been affected by their history. This often means they will be able to offer each other special support and emotional security through their ups and downs, and will always have someone in their lives who understands what they’ve been through.
It takes special kinds of people to adopt more than one child at a time, but there are special kinds of children who need new families together.
If you’d like to talk further about adopting a sibling group of two or more children, please CONTACT US
We will be delighted to talk to you and answer your questions.
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