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Could you adopt siblings? -Liverpool Express

More than 50% of children expecting loving families in Merseyside are part of a group of siblings.

Adoption on Merseyside is struggling to find suitable families for siblings.

There are a range of things to consider when it comes to adopting siblings, this includes having the space to accommodate more than one child and also accommodating their needs.

Craig Brougham, Family Finding Manager at Adoption in Merseyside, said: “We try to keep siblings together whenever possible.

“Our adopted children may have suffered trauma and neglect, but keeping their siblings together means they can support each other as they grow.”

Adopting siblings who have gone through the same experience will provide them with security and a sense of identity as they grow. Siblings will likely have the most consistent relationship with each other throughout their lives.

Andrew and Helen, who adopted twin girls, said: “It was the hardest thing we’ve ever done, but the most magical. We love them so much and we create so many family memories.

“We saw so many first moments, which they should have had before but couldn’t achieve.”

Prospective adopters only need to go through the process once if they want to adopt siblings. This means it creates that family unit faster and generally makes the matching process easier.

Andrew said: “It was an intense process, I found it difficult as I had to explain my childhood and my life experiences. Helen found it much easier than me. I fully understand the reasons why now, as our daughters need constant love and attention to make sure they feel safe.

Eleven groups of siblings were placed for adoption last year by Adoption in Merseyside. However, there are still many children who need a loving and stable home.

If you feel you could provide a loving home, visit www.adoptioninmerseyside.co.uk and ask for an information pack

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