I'm not sure if anyone will have guidance on this but I have to get this off my chest. If you don't know, my husband and I adopted three children from foster care.
DH's brother and his wife just received their first foster placement, sisters. They lived with them for two weeks before we found out that the older of the sisters is actually related to my two oldest! She has the same father. Total shock! I knew there was a younger sister but what are the chances of her being placed with our family! The kids do not know that they have other siblings.
These girls were in care almost a year ago and was returned home because their mom worked to get herself together. She lost them again. Chances of these girls going up for adoption is strong. My brother is on the fence about adoption but my sister in-law is in. She says the girls are wonderful and fit in well. My sister in-law was told today that the former foster family (who couldn't take them back this time because their home is "full") will have the first opportunity to adopt the girls. Now, whether they'll really be able to adopt them because of their housing situation...who knows.
I know most of this has to do with us and whether or not we can take on two more children. I'm wondering if we should fight for these girls. Is it ok to let my kids sibling go to another person?
What would you do?