Siblings Find Support And Friendship In Each Other
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Modern Family siblings Claire and Mitchell act out their old figure skating routine. Courtesy of ABC hide caption

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A 'Modern Family' Fueled By Sibling Fodder
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A Chinese family coaxes their son to pose in a "little emperor" costume at a park in Beijing last year. China introduced its one-child policy for urban Chinese in 1976, resulting in a generation of sibling-less offspring. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's 'Little Emperors' Lucky, Yet Lonely In Life
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Daphne Beal (right) and her sister Cecily, who is developmentally disabled and legally blind. Daphne says that when they're together, they revert to the things they've done since they were kids. Courtesy of Daphne Beal hide caption

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When One Sibling Is Developmentally Disabled
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Monica Hanson (top left) is the eldest of four daughters and says she fell into the role of firstborn naturally. Her sisters (from left to right) are Elena Lynn, Maria Godoy (a senior editor at NPR.org) and Olga Czekalski. Also pictured (bottom left) is her daughter, Erica, and Erica's cousins Kelsey and Taylor Lynn. Courtesy of Monica Hanson hide caption

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How Much Does Birth Order Shape Our Lives?
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Tressa Borick has six siblings: one full, three halfs, and two steps spanning age from 31 to 13. Courtesy of Tressa Borick hide caption

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Audio Slideshow: Sibling Snapshots
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