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law about opposite sex siblings sharing a room?

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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I heard that there is a law that opposite sex siblings cant share a room after a certain age. has anyone heard of this? I tried looking it up but i couldn't find anything. I live in Connecticut if that helps at all.

by on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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CariO.
by on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Never heard that before!  Strange if it's true.

URMySunshine07
by on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

True in Texas...

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Jenn8604
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

I can tell you this. IF you are in IL and in public housing of any kind you have to have a different room for your boy and girl. Is it a law? IDK? maybe.  When I used to baby-sit and the oldest started kindergarten, something was said about him sharing a room wiht his sister and he couldnt any more. From what I gathered it wasnt the parents but the school or something saying it, Cuz then they had to move. 

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Mom4Fish
by Member on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:17 PM

It is true as far as I know but not enforced (like many other things) unless for some reason Child Protective Service is involved (and even then not enforced well) I know people being held to the law (foster parents) and some involved in nasty divorces (trying to stick it to eachother) Its a law people decide to follow and enforce cuz they are having a bad day. Its so they dont see eachothers parts

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mysteriousmom06
by on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM

I know after DH & I got married & were going thru the process for him to adopted our older 2, they shared a room. We had to have a case worked do a home visit & she never said anything about it. They were 4 & 5 at the time.

abstractmommy
by on Dec. 31, 2009 at 8:55 AM

This...I know it's true in Virginia. In a custody battle and whatnot you have to have a separate room for siblings of different genders, and even same sex siblings if there is a certain age gap between them(not sure what it is).

Quoting Mom4Fish:

It is true as far as I know but not enforced (like many other things) unless for some reason Child Protective Service is involved (and even then not enforced well) I know people being held to the law (foster parents) and some involved in nasty divorces (trying to stick it to eachother) Its a law people decide to follow and enforce cuz they are having a bad day. Its so they dont see eachothers parts


recey2007
by on Dec. 31, 2009 at 8:57 AM

True in Oregon and they are good about it here! if CSD gets wind that someone was letting 2 children (boy, girl) share a room after i think 6 the kids would be taken out of the home seen it a few times


Kesstan
by on Dec. 31, 2009 at 8:59 AM

I think it might be one of those unspoken rules/laws that really don't get brought up unless the state or law gets involved w/ the family for some reason. (Im in NH)
dd and ds are 5 1/2 and 7.  they had to share a room last year....but my had mentioned to me that she thought the "cut off" was like 8 years old or something.
But I know ALOT of people that live in 2 bedroom apartments w/ 2 or 3 kids....and they share rooms----there was nothing on your states website? I didnt look at NH's.

Kesstan
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ColtonKeatonMom
by on Dec. 31, 2009 at 9:02 AM

My niece and nephew share a room. They have to. My brother and SIL's room isn't big enough for one of them to sleep in there and they only have one other bedroom. I dunno if there is a law against it, but there isn't anything else they can do.

Kesstan
by on Dec. 31, 2009 at 9:06 AM

everything I have found online (for all states) shows that it's NOT illegal for any siblings, regardless of gender/age, to share a room.  hope that helps

Kesstan
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