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resources for older siblings


My husband and I have 3 biological children (pre-teens), but we’re hoping to adopt a set of siblings (toddler-age 8) from foster care. I see tons of resource books for parents, and plenty of “new baby” picture books. Are there any resources (books or videos) whose target audience is older siblings of older child adoptions?

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My daughter was in her teens when i adopted her, but one resource I liked was “For When I’m Famous” A teen Foster Adopt Lifebook by Beth OMalley M.Ed.. It’s a work book that acknowledges that an older child has a life/ experiences and thoughts and feelings of their own. Maybe you could do it with them? There’s nothing inappropriate.

Posted by Happy Camper on Oct 27, 2020 at 3:58am

Thank you, Happy Camper for this. Noting that it isn’t just about the adoptive family but also the kids.

Posted by NoraT on Oct 29, 2020 at 6:22am

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