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The importance of adoption sibling(s) relationship

Adopting one child by itself is already a big commitment and people often have described adoption like a rollercoaster, that only a few so-called crazy people dare to embark on. However, when one decides to embark on adoption multiple children to consider three core aspects:

  1. Not advised to adopt multiple children as a single parent
  2. Not to adopt in large groups, and in stages
  3. There will be initial adjustment challenges, especially if there is a child(ern) already present in the family.

 Not advised to adopt multiple children as a single parent

It is often advised to a prospective single adoptive parent is not advised to adopt multiple children.  As already adopting one child will be a lot of commitment and that by adopting to many children there could be to much strain on the parent and make the experience not pleasant for everyone involved. As ultimately the adoption experience should be in the best interest of the child, especially to focus on the emotional and phycological wellbeing.  

Not to adopt in large groups, and in stages  

The popular recommendation to adoptive parents that want to adopt multiple children is to maximum adopt two children at a time and to have a few years between each adoption. To make the transition for themselves and everyone as smooth as possible.

There will be initial adjustment challenges, especially if there is a child(ern) already present in the family.

There will always be initial adjustment challenges when a multiple child are adopted or a sibling to a family that already has an adoptive or biological child. Those challenges will include the new child having to adjust with the original excising children, and there will be a struggle for attention, and it is always a carful balancing act. However, if done with the best intention and if needed seeking professional support it is a very wonderful experience.

Concluding, adopting multiple children can be described as going on the most craziest rollercoasters ever, and one needs to look out for these three things; Not advised to adopt multiple children as a single parent, Not to adopt in large groups, and in stages and There will be initial adjustment challenges, especially if there is a child(ern) already present in the family.

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