Siblings

Foster Care Adoption: When Things Don't Go as Planned

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More and more the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption learns that the families who choose foster care adoption are families who already have children in the home or whose children have already grown.

Foster care adoption is often a calling to families who feel they can change the life of a child.

That was the case for the Suttles Family. With four grown children leaving home, the Suttles family decided to adopt an older child from foster care. But like all things in life, this didn’t go quite as planned.

Two Families Adopt Group of Siblings, Vow to Keep Children Connected

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Keeping sibling groups together is at the core of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s mission. The Foundation works to dramatically increase the number of adoptions from foster care and our adoption recruiters focus on older children, sibling groups and children with special needs. Keeping brothers and sisters together is paramount to a sense of family.

With 110,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care, the need for families willing to open their hearts and homes is critical.

Sweet Siblings

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This sweet sibling group of three was adopted after three years in foster care. Here at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we treasure stories like this, when brothers and sisters find their forever family, together. Our signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids funds adoption recruiters across the US and Canada whose sole mission is to serve older children, sibling groups and children with special needs and find them the families they deserve. #ItsWorthIt #findingforeverfamilies

Sibling Composition Impacts Childhood Obesity Risk

Having obese brothers and sisters is more revealing indicator of child obesity than having obese parents, according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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Ann Arbor, MI, July 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity. In a new study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Cornell University, and Duke University looked at how different kinds of family associations affect obesity, specifically how sibling relationships affect a child’s weight. They not only found a correlation between parents and child, but also discovered a link between having an obese sibling and a child’s obesity risk, after adjusting for the parent-child relationship.

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