(Closed) Gift for new adoptive parents?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@chasesgirl:  I can’t speak from the side of being infertile, but I can try to offer perspective from two other angles. One – are they religious? if they are, might be good (barring any infertility insensitivity). Two – when my parents adopted my little sister (who was 4 y/o) they received a plaque-thing about forever families, and loved it. it was very meaningful to them and something they still refer to!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@chasesgirl:  in that case, they’d probably love it! also assuming they wouldn’t take it the wrong way based on the infertility thing. I would see if someone else has input there – but from what it seems like, I bet they’ll love it, and I think it’s a really sweet gift idea!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that plaque sounds perfect!  I would guess that they would not be offended, but would rather see themselves as another family that God has blessed with a child πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

That sounds so sweet. I got goosebumps thinking about it. What a perfect gift.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think that sounds sweet. πŸ™‚ A friend of the family made a blanket and engraved embroidered (ha, I’m dumb today) my sister’s FULL name on it and her birth date and adoption date and gave it to us when they got home with her. I’m not sure if she’ll do the same with the next child my parents are adopting or not, but maybe? Anyways, my sister still has it and keeps it in her room. Things like that are nice. I think as long as it won’t cause any hurt due to fertility issues – which, having fertility issues myself, I think in that case I wouldn’t even be thinking of the verse in the negative way and instead the way you are intending it. Like “finally.”

I think one of the *Best* things in general people can do when a family adopts is to make sure some of the mundane is taken care of, especially if they had to travel or if there are lots of changes (but really just in general, lol). We made a welcome cake for my parents and sister, we cleaned the house and had all the laundry, etc, done, and we stayed up until like 4 am with my sister so my parents could crash while she adjusted to the time difference. Lots of friends of the family had brought over different easy dishes for dinners and once we found out her ACTUAL sizes brought over a week’s worth of clothing. πŸ™‚ It’s the small things, also. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@AmeliaBedelia:  This. That blanket sounds awesome! I’m always a fan of homemade dinners for evry occassion whether happy or sad.

 

I think the plaque is great too, bc it is their child now and I’m sure it’ll make them feel great that people acknowledge the kids as such! Kuddos to you!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Often churches will provide meals for a family going through crisis or in a busy time – like the birth of a child.  Perhaps your cousins’ church will do this for them? I don’t know if you go to their church, to help arrange that?

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