Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption

Child welfare professionals can make a critical contribution to the well-being of
children who enter care by preserving their connections with their brothers and
sisters. Approximately two-thirds of children in foster care in the United States have a
sibling also in care. For a variety of reasons, many of these siblings are not placed
together initially or become separated over time (Webster, Shlonsky, Shaw, & Brookhart,
2005; Wulczyn & Zimmerman, 2005). Foster youth describe this experience as “an extra
punishment, a separate loss, and another pain that is not needed” (YLAT, 2002).

To read the full list, please click HERE.

Your support allows The Imprint to provide independent, nonpartisan daily news covering the issues faced by vulnerable children and families.

Subscribe or Donate

Youth Voice Writing Submissions are still open. Do you or someone you know have experience as a #fosteryouth with insights to #racism and #policebrutality? We want to amplify your stories. More info here:

U.S. @RepGwenMoore wants to halt federal timelines on reunification from #fostercare until the pandemic is over #childwelfare