By Giovanni Morales
Help Save Siblings Relationships to One and Other
Children in U.S Foster Care
Estimated 400,540 children aloneYounger Than 1 - 6%
1 - 5 yrs - 32%
6 - 10 yrs - 21%
11 - 15 yrs - 23%
16 - 18 yrs - 18%
18 yrs - 2%
How Many Siblings get Separated each Year
How Many Stay Together?
How Hard is it?
The emotional toll on a child that is separated by his/her sibling may engage in negative behaviors that cause problems in the fostering home in an effort to be reunited with their siblings. Siblings who are placed together in foster care have fewer emotional and behavioral problems than those who are placed apart. Sibling relationships are often the longest lasting bonds children have with anyone in their lives. So this is why it is so important to keep siblings together so these emotional and physical mishaps do not happen. Such as crying, isolation, bullying, being disobedient, and etc.
Who is Doing Something About It?
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Frequently Asked Questions About Fostering
A: A Foster Parent is a professional parent who provides substitute temporary care for dependent children. Foster Parents are a very important bridge between a children’s past and their future.
Q: How long will a foster child stay in a home?
A: Children may remain in your home for a few months or as long as a year or more.
Q: Do I have to be married to be a Foster Parent?
A: You do not have to be married to be a Foster Parent. If you are married, your spouse will need to attend the MAPP (Modeling Approach to Partnership in Parenting) class.
Q: How old do I have to be to be a Foster Parent?
A: You must be at least 21 years old to be a Foster Parent.