This evening Matthews oldest brother came over for a visit. He lives nearby but we really don't see him very often. He has school and is busy with his friends. We feel if possible it is important to maintain sibling relationships. In our experience it seems to be important to our children to keep these relationships too. So as much as possible we help maintain them by inviting the siblings over for dinner and making them feel welcome in our home. I have been asked by adoption classes if these relationships take anything away from their adoptive siblings. So far in over 20+ years of adoptive parenting this has not been the case at all. Bio siblings are important but in our experience the kids feel that ALL their siblings are important. Anyway we invited him over for dinner and our popcorn movie night. Matthew was glad to see him and they played basketball together before dinner. Then after showers and kitchen clean up they piled in the living room to watch Wreck it Ralph. It was a nice evening.