Sibling adoption - instant family

In every country ICANZ works with we see groups of 3, 4 or 5 children in need of a new family. The oldest child is typically 8, 9, 10.


For many children in orphanage care, their brothers or sisters have been the only constant presence in their lives. A brother or sister may be the only person who understands and shares their experiences and can help them make sense of their new lives. Siblings placed together often feel more secure and are able to help each other adjust to their new family and community. Keeping siblings together can prevent a lifetime of longing and searching for lost brothers and sisters. 

You'll need plenty of space in your home, time to devote to the individual child's needs, flexiblity and willingness to change your lifestyle, your own emotional resilience to deal with each child's needs and a supportive network of family and friends.

Contact ICANZ if you would consider adopting a family group.