Other Brothers (and Sisters!)

Many adopted children have biological siblings. 6 families share their stories of meeting or adopting their children's birth brothers and sisters.

Birth siblings connecting.
Whether they are known or unknown, biological siblings are the rule, not the exception, for most adoptive families. A recent survey found that 71 percent of adopted children have known birth siblings, and the parents of another 14 percent couldn’t rule out the possibility. “On some reunion registries, there are as many—and sometimes more—adopted people looking for their siblings than for their birth parents,” says Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. “That tells us something ...

Six families share their amazing stories about the power of birth sibling connections.


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