Our unique resources help siblings make the transition easier.
Growing a family through fostering or adoption is an exciting time for everyone, but sometimes the transition can be hard on the children already in the home who are welcoming a new brother or sister.
Suddenly Siblings specifically supports the “resident kids” (children already in the home) when a family fosters or adopts.
Until now, there haven’t really been resources just for them.
Families often have unrealistic expectations for how easy it will be on resident kids to add a new foster or adoptive sibling to the family.
Now you can equip your child for a smooth transition.
You can increase your child’s empathy, understanding, and patience for newer children moving into the home.
By learning what empathetic responses look like, you can meet the otherwise hidden needs of your resident kids.
When they feel listened to, they can more easily feel empathy for the challenges that their new siblings are going through.
This approach can reduce overall conflict in the family.
Now resident kids can be prepared for the real changes they may experience.