If an unstable parent cannot maintain custody of a child, as an alternative to foster care, etc., another family member is first sought. But if the only family member was an adult sibling, may this adult sibling formally adopt their younger siblings or is guardianship the only relief available?

Massachusetts was previously one of just two states to prohibit sibling adoption. Effective July 7, 2022, Mass. General Laws c.210, § 1 is amended to allow same.