Keep brothers and sisters together forever #YouCanAdopt

A mum, dad and their two daughters sit on a picnic blanket in their garden. Published: 23rd Apr 2021

Almost half of all children in need of adoption are brothers and sisters in family groups.

Most people deciding to start or grow their family through adoption, will think about welcoming one child at a time. However, if you want a family, adopting brothers and sisters together means that you only have to go through the process once and your children will have an existing bond.

At Birmingham Children's Trust we welcome prospective adopters for children of all ages and needs but we are also keen to explore with you the possibility of considering brothers and sisters together.

Why adopt brothers and sisters?

  • There are currently 2,030 children waiting to be adopted in England, of those – 890 are part of a family group
  • Children who need adopting with their brother/s and sister/s often wait the longest for a family 
  • 61% of adopters said that adopting children with their brothers and sisters has been the most beneficial factor in their children’s adoption journey
  • Keeping brothers and sisters together in the same adoptive family helps to prevent further anxiety and loss for children who have already had a difficult start in life

What adopters say

The #YouCanAdopt campaign spoke to three sets of parents who have adopted brothers and sisters to find out how their family grew...

Why you should consider adopting brothers and sisters

What are the challenges?

What advice would you give people who are considering adoption?

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If you're interested in adoption now or in the future, why not join one of our adoption information events or contact us for a chat. 

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