What is it like growing up as brothers and sisters in an adopted family, foster family or family home? Twenty-four young people between the ages of fourteen and twenty tell about their experiences in twelve double interviews. The stories and photo portraits give an insight into their mutual connection. Special attention is paid to the biologically own children in an adopted or foster family. They speak with their foster brother or sister or their adopted brother or sister. The stories show that you can be brothers and sisters, but you can also become brothers and sisters. The interviews with the youngsters are followed by a substantive chapter. What do we know from scientific research about the unique and valuable relationship between siblings?
Siblings play together, compete with each other and can offer each other help and support. The young people in this book give a voice to all those adopted and foster children who have similar experiences with their personal stories.