Adopting Siblings at Adoption

Adoption Reviews

Adoption - Adopting Siblings
Adoption - adoption articles
Adoption - adoption articles

Adopting Siblings

Adopting Siblings

It is very sad in a situation where there are siblings available for adoption and one of the children gets a permanent home and the rest are left behind. This happens quite often. Separating siblings, brothers and sisters, can have an awful affect on an adoptive child’s life. Especially if the adoption involves an older child who completely understands what is happening. Certainly the adopted child would have mixed emotions. They would have to happy realizing they were going to a permanent home where they’ll be loved and cared for. But, this adoptive child is leaving behind sisters and brother who to them are family.

Fortunately there are prospective adoptive parents who are willing to adopt siblings. Yes, there are couples who adopt an entire family of children. This is a true act of compassion on the part of the adoptive parents. They immediately get a ready made family and the children stay together in one permanent, loving home. Obviously adopting siblings is a big commitment and also a big expense. Not only will the adoption process be expensive, adopting siblings will mean day to day living may get expensive. Couples who adopt siblings would have to be financially stable in order to be approved for the adoptions.

Colombia is one country that has sibling groups available for adoption. In Colombia children and sibling groups usually live in small orphanages, large orphanages and foster homes. Many of these children have been abandoned and their parent’s parental rights have been terminated. These children likely come from poverty and harsh environments. Siblings stay together in these orphanages and foster home. For many children their siblings are their comfort and strength. Separating siblings could have damaging long - term effects. Not to mention anxiety experienced by the adoptive child because of separation. Fortunately Colombia is a country that allows sibling adoption. If prospective adoptive parents meet the requirements set down by the Colombian adoption department, they can return home with a whole family of adoptive children.

If choosing sibling adoption, people should make sure they are well informed about the situation surrounding the children’s abandonment. In some cases adoptive parents may find sibling in an orphanage, a foster home or a group home that have been placed there or left there without parental termination. In a case like this, prospective adoptive parents of these siblings are putting themselves at risk for disappointment. In situations where birth parents have not terminated their parental rights, they may one day decide they want their children back. This would be devastating for the adoptive parents and perhaps the adoptive children. In order to keep the children, the adoptive parents would have to fight it out in a court of law. Unfortunately in this case, the law would probably place the siblings back into their parent’s custody. It may not be in the best interest of the siblings but the law decides the custody of children. Once the siblings are returned to their parents, the best thing the adoptive parents can do is to hope and pray that they’ll be loved and cared for and will not be subject to an unhealthy environment.

If you are interested in sibling adoption, consult an adoption agency or browse the Internet for information. The Internet has plenty of information on adoption, including sibling adoption. The Internet will also have stories about successful adoptions of siblings.

About The Author:

Peter Dobler is a veteran in the IT business. His passion for experimenting with new internet marketing strategies leads him to explore new niche markets.
Read more about his experience with adoption; visit


2nd Adoption - Adopting Siblings 2nd Adoption - adoption articles Adoption - adoption articles



More Adoption Resources

To search the massive ebook directory, enter your search term in the box below



Search This Site




More Adoption Articles

Adoption Dos & Don'ts

... Be sure to read and review all documents and contracts before you agree to them or sign them. If looking for an adoptive child, don t trust just anyone to help you. There are many legitimate and licensed individuals and agencies, prepared to help and guide prospective adoptive parents through the adoption ... 

Read Full Article  

Open & Closed Adoptions

... Initially information is exchanged only on a first - name basis but as the process progresses and the relationship builds, full names, phone numbers and even addresses are exchanged. In the past, a closed adoption was the standard method of adopting a child. This process involved secrets and often lies. ... 

Read Full Article  

Canadians Adopting From The US

... adopting from the US is the geographical location. The nearness to the US makes it easier for Canadian adoptive parents to travel when searching for a child. Another great advantage for searching for a child in the US versus searching in Canada is the US has a larger potential for birth mothers and children. ... 

Read Full Article  

Possible Disappointments When Adopting

... risk. Many people stay away from private adoption because they fear the possible disappointments attached to private adoption. People who choose this method of adoption run the risk of the birth mother possibly changing her mind, keeping her baby and raising them herself. After going through the entire ... 

Read Full Article