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Family law allows father and son to keep siblings together

It can sometimes be difficult for siblings who are up for adoption or who are in the foster care system to remain together, as many New Jersey residents may know. This is especially true for families with a large number of siblings. A father and his son recently decided to seek help from a family law attorney in an effort to keep a group of nine siblings together. 

The son, a full-time college student, first learned about these children through a Facebook post. This post originally gave details about eight siblings that were in need of a home. The children ranged in age from a few months to 14 years. At the time, the young man did not think that he and his wife would be able to financially support the children. However, he and his wife reconsidered after receiving a call from the man's parents.

Together the two families agreed that they would adopt the eight siblings. The son and his wife would adopt the three youngest siblings and the son's parents would adopt the five older children. They agreed to this arrangement because the two families lived only a few houses apart from one another. Not long after this decision was made, the son and his wife discovered that the children's mother had given birth to a ninth child, and they agreed to adopt the baby in addition to the three that they were already planning to take in. 

Making the decision to adopt a child often requires much thought and consideration. Potential parents often spend significant amounts of time thinking about whether they are ready and able to raise a child or children. For many children in these circumstances, the possibility of staying with all of their siblings is unlikely because many families will not often adopt multiple children at once, especially if the children are older. New Jersey residents who are considering adoption could benefit from speaking with a family law attorney in their area. 

Source: wsls.com, "Father and Son Adopt 9 Children to Keep Group of Siblings Together", March 6, 2018

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