Artificial Twinning can be a hot button subject within the adoptive community. Artificial twins or virtual twins are two non-biological siblings who are born within the same year. Most adoption experts caution against this practice, sighting the potential for damage to the individual child’s identity. We had never giving the subject much thought until we adopted our first daughter.
Our adoption agency was adamantly against artificial twinning or adopting out of birth order. We listened and absorbed that wisdom and agreed that our daughter would always remain the oldest child in our family.