The Advantages of Sibling Adoption in Foster Care Homes over Adopting Single Children: A Comparative Analysis

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Running Head: Sibling Adoption Sibling Adoption [Writer's Name] [Institute's Name] Introduction The main aim of the paper is to compare the advantages of sibling adoption in foster care homes over adopting single children and splitting siblings for home based adoption. Adopting a child is an important decision. There are two main ways in which child adoption takes place. Siblings can be adopted for the foster care while on the other hand, children with siblings are separated for home based adoptions. In this paper, it will be shown that sibling's adoption is much better and more advantageous as compared to single child adoption (1). In most of the cases, when children are living as siblings in foster care homes; one of the children often assumes a parental role being an elder one. This is one of the main reasons based on which it is thought that the children should be separated so that instead of acting and behaving as a parent, chances should be given to the senior child of acting accordance to his age. In this case, it has been argued that if siblings are separated just due to this reason, detrimental effects are seen in the children (2). This is especially seen in the case of younger children as they are in a habit of being looked after by the senior member. When the older child is adopted, leaving behind the younger ones; newer and much tougher circumstances are to be faced by the younger ones. On the other hand, even in the absence of

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