For children waiting for a family, wanting to stay with their siblings can mean they have to wait longer. Almost half the children in Staffordshire looking for adoptive families are in sibling groups and the majority of these are groups of two children.
Sometimes we struggle to find families for these children because people can worry about taking on too much responsibility in one go. The good news is that we offer you extensive emotional, practical and financial support and siblings often actually support each other to settle into their new family more quickly.
Fiona, a single adoptive parent, said:
I didn’t always plan to have two children in one go, but when I considered it, I realised adopting siblings was the perfect way to get the readymade family I wanted and it meant I only had to go through the process once.
Going from no kids to having two lively young boys has been a learning curve, but I’ve loved every minute of it and I know it’s making a huge difference to the children to be able to grow up together
If you or someone you know could help siblings to stay together and complete your family through adoption, we want to support you. Visit our website or call 0800 169 2061.