"Siblings in Adoption and Foster Care looks at brothers and sisters in both a deep and comprehensive manner. Theory and research, practice guidelines and stories, are all explored--thoroughly explored since these well-respected authors are clearly committed to making us aware of the importance of brothers and sisters, whether they be biological or not. They are committed to telling the stories of these special bonds, speaking about them along many avenues of knowledge. This is a book that we need to read and remember, to consult and quote."
"The sibling bond is one of the most threatened and fragile connections for children who find themselves stuck in the maze of the child welfare system. Never before has there been a book that so thoroughly addresses the issues, challenges practice and offers comprehensive research and practical suggestions for social workers, mental health providers and anyone who makes lifelong decisions for children and their families. This book is an outstanding contribution to the field of child welfare."
"The editors have brought together an amazing group of contributing authors including educators, clinicians, researchers, practitioners, psychologists, and youth who have experienced sibling separation to develop this comprehensive guide to sibling issues in adoption. This is a very clearly written and informative book.
The contributing authors masterfully highlight the dynamic aspects of sibling relationships in foster care and adoption, whether children are living together or apart.
The chapters bring alive the range of emotional reactions of siblings in specific situations such as open adoptions, reunions, kinship adoptions and also examines the impact on a family of a wounded sibling. A much needed resource on sibling relationships in adoption, this is a must read for clinicians, educators, and adoption professionals."
"This book provides the first comprehensive look at sibling relationships in all their complexity--maintaining relationships among siblings in out-of-home care, understanding sibling relationships created by foster care or adoption, reconnecting siblings who have been raised in different families, and appreciating the unique challenges of preserving sibling ties in kinship care. By combining clinical information, legal analysis, and personal stories, this volume contributes to our understanding of sibling relationships and provides a basic foundation for child welfare policy and practice that recognizes and values the importance of these relationships to children who have been, or are at risk of being, separated from their brothers and sisters."