5 Gift Ideas for Adoption Day

Shopping for the right gift is always a cumbersome ordeal, more so when looking for a thoughtful gift with an adoption theme. Adoption time is a nervous and overwhelming phase when both the family adopting as well as the child is anxious and nervous. A meaningful, heartfelt and thoughtful gift is sure to ease the uneasiness as you bring home your adopted child.

Handmade Gifts

Adoption day giftHandmade gifts float their way into the hearts of the tiny tots you will be bringing home soon. Coat the child’s palm in tempera paint and take an impression on a white sheet of paper. You could coat the fingers in a different color, and paste the child’s photograph in between to make a beautiful hand printed flower that both of you will cherish for years.

Bag of Assorted Gifts

Buy a pair of pajamas that match your very own, to make the child feel at home. New backpacks for school, a pair of sneakers in the color the child likes most, and even wall decals of their favorite cartoon that can go up on their room walls, will make your adopted child feel welcome and less intimidated by the new surroundings.


If you are in a conundrum as to what to buy for the new member of the family, simply go with the most classic gift of a scrapbook, where you and the child can enter important dates and the fun things you do together.

Commemorative Gifts

What's better than gifting the child a photograph of his new family, to keep by their bed? Frame a nice picture of the family with the kid or gift him or her a bracelet for keepsakes.

Welcome Party

Arrange a welcome party, with fun games and activities and food your new child loves most.


About the Author

Laurie Colton is the owner of A Is 4 Adoption, a licensed and bonded California adoption facilitation center. Laurie and her dedicated staff are committed to answering all of your questions and concerns for the baby adoption process. She believes in providing all the necessary support to adoptive parents so that they make an informed decision and easy transition. She endeavors so that no parent will ever face the same pitfalls that she did while adopting her daughter.

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