When brothers and sisters are separated
Unfortunately it is not always possible for siblings to be placed together in foster care.
Separation from siblings in foster care can contribute to a child’s emotional distress and experience of grief. Early sibling ties remain even when children are separated and many people in foster care spend their adult lives trying to find lost brothers and sisters.
Research shows that separated siblings in foster care are at higher risk of placement disruption, absconding, and have a decreased chance of reunification. Girls separated from all of their siblings are at the greatest risk of poor mental health and socialisation.
See the links below to your state or territory based carer resources for more information.