We started the application process and attended an initial preparation training class. We learnt about the number of sibling groups that are split up and the negative impact that has on them. We agreed that our house was big enough and we felt we had enough emotional capacity to deal with a sibling group.
We have kept a sibling group together and allowed them the childhood together that they deserve. And when you see them together, even during sibling squalls, you know they were meant to be together.
They support each other and by going through the process together, they have adjusted well, attached well and continue to thrive together.
Our children are the eldest three of six siblings and we are very fortunate that we have a solid relationship with their brothers’ adoptive parents. We share a strong belief that contact between the siblings needs to be maintained. Although the court order only stipulates contact once a year, we meet up on average once a month, for birthday celebrations, spontaneous trips to the park and shared Sunday dinners.
The children get on so well and it’s a delight to see them all together."