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Celebrating siblings for National Adoption Week 2014!

Posted on: 8 October 2014

BAAF siblings

Do you have brothers and sisters? Join us and BAAF in celebrating the special relationship between siblings by sending your photos!

Those of us lucky enough to have siblings know how special the relationship between brothers and sisters can be.  The mutual support siblings give each other and their shared histories are priceless gifts that help people flourish during their journey through life.

This year’s National Adoption Week (3-9 November) is focusing on siblings to encourage more people to come forward who can adopt brothers and sisters together. Being placed with their siblings may not be right for every child, but it is a travesty if the shortage of adopters willing and able to adopt siblings is the only reason why brothers and sisters cannot stay together.

Help us raise awareness of the importance of the sibling relationship by sending us your photographs for our special Celebrating Siblings Pinterest board.  We are asking people far and wide, not just people with an adoption connection, but anyone who has brothers and sisters who they love to join in.  Please send us your photographs from when you were children, or maybe as adults. Perhaps you could send us a ‘selfie’? It would be great to also have a quote from you saying why the photo is so special.

Please email your photos and quotes to press@baaf.org.uk.
You could also tweet your sibling photos to @baafadopt with #nationaladoptionweek and post photos on the BAAF Facebook page.
Please let us know if you would like your photo captioned with either your full name, just your first names or whether you would like to remain anonymous.

We do ask that if you would like to submit pictures of your children (adopted or not), please  make sure that any pictures are shot in such a way that they are non- identifying as we obviously do not want to compromise children’s safety.

Keeping brothers and sisters together, if it is in their best interest, is so important and we hope that you will want to join us in helping to make this happen.

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