Could you adopt siblings?

Every year in Scotland brothers and sisters need to be adopted together and Scottish Adoption want to help this happen.  Over the next 12 months we plan to recruit 43 adoptive families, at least a third of whom will be able to adopt two or more children.

                            “You can’t imagine them apart…”                               

Every year in Scotland brothers and sisters need to be adopted together and Scottish Adoption want to help this happen.  Over the next 12 months we plan to recruit 43 adoptive families, at least a third of whom will be able to adopt two or more children.

Children who need to be placed with a brother or sister have to wait longer in care before finding a forever family. Not all siblings can be placed together as some flourish better with individual support so we still need to find adopters – couples or single people – for individual children.

However we are committed to helping brothers and sisters live their lives together wherever this is the right option for them.

“You can see the bond and it’s so strong”.

Children who are adopted with a brother or sister have the opportunity to share and explore their life stories, to explore their identity and to be there for each other for the rest of their lives. It has been said that this relationship can help strengthen attachment and in many cases siblings can help each other settle more easily.

“I know they have the rest of their lives ahead of them and they have the support of each other”

We know it’s not easy adopting more than one child and the prospect can seem understandably daunting. However, we also know that there are many couples out there who have the ability to provide loving and nurturing homes to siblings with the right amount of support.

At Scottish Adoption we are committed to supporting you throughout your adoption journey and with over 90 years of experience and  expertise we will guide you through the process in a professional and personable manner.  The process of adopting siblings can be hugely rewarding and fulfilling.

“…being matched with a sibling group has completed the whole family”

We don’t want children to wait and we don’t want you to wait either so why don’t you read our information sheet here and get in touch.

"This was a big moment – it signified that we really were making a commitment to ourselves and to an unknown child or children"

We will arrange to meet with you within 7 days

We have places reserved for sibling adopters in Preparation Groups from January 2015 (find out more here and here)

“Be prepared for a thought provoking, emotional but overwhelmingly positive experience”

If you think you can offer a place in your life for siblings or want to find out more about the challenges and rewards,  just get in touch and start writing your own adoption story. 

“I can’t express the joy that our two kids give us…I admire how much they’ve come on, how much they’ve achieved for themselves, how much they’re thriving. I love them to bits. We’d do anything for them, because they’re our kids.”

 

 “The moments that make it all worthwhile are when they hug and say to each other ‘I love you’"