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Do you mean that you want to acquire title by adverse possession against people who share the title to the property with you? Does the owner of that adjoining property know that you've been caring for it? Did they ever give you permission to use the property?
What state is the property located in?
From what you've said, you're unfortunately not going to be able to establish ownership by adverse possession. One of the primary requirements is that use of land be adverse to the owner. If your parents granted you permission to use the land, by definition, it cannot be adverse. You essentially had a license during their lifetime. After they passed away, you became a partial owner. One owner of real estate cannot gain title by adverse possession against joint owners unless you expressly told them this was your intention and then prohibited them from entering or using the property (the clock would start running when they were on notice of your intent to adversely possess them).
If your siblings want to sell the property, you can ask to buy them out for the fair market value. When it's impossible to agree, any one owner of real estate can file a Petition for Partition, asking the judge to order a sale. What happens is, if you're the only one who wants to buy it and can afford to do so, the judge will let you buy out the others. If more than one person has the means and the ability, then the land will be sold and the proceeds split between you. If the land is undeveloped, it can also be divided (in which case you'd probably get the part adjacent to your property).
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