Maintaining Siblings Relationships

Honoring and Maintaining Sibling Connections

This issue of Fostering Perspectives is about honoring and maintaining sibling connections. We lead off by bringing you the voices of children in care responding to the question, “Why are your siblings important to you?”

Legislation to Provide Children in Foster Care the NYS Right to Visit their Siblings

Law Provides Children in Foster Care the Right to Visit their Siblings

Sibling relationships are tremendously important particularly when children face difficult circumstances like foster care. I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this legislation and bringing fairness to our foster care system. This action will lead to stronger relationships and families in communities across the state.

Placing siblings together not only reduces the children’s losses and preserves kinship ties, it also reduces stressed agencies’ adoption costs. Siblings can help each other process the past, remember experiences, and move into the future together.

Creating Sibling Friendly Agencies

Placing siblings together not only reduces the children’s losses and preserves kinship ties, it also reduces stressed agencies’ adoption costs. Siblings can help each other process the past, remember experiences, and move into the future together.

Camp to Belong

Camp To Belong New York reunites siblings separated by foster care for a week of camp in Lake George allowing siblings to connect and bond with each other through various camp activities making for a memorable week.

Creating Lifebooks

Children separated from their birth family, or who have experienced multiple placements in foster care, often don’t have ready access to information about their personal history making it more difficult […]