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Old 03-23-2006, 07:16 PM
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gift for adoption party?

What/are do bring a gift to an adoption party?? We have a ffm that is having a party thier son next week end and since we are new to this I am just wondering would be approriate ?
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:23 PM
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Friends are finalizing for their daughter next month and since they have three older kids I was going to get the whole family dinner gift certificates. I guess though it depends on the age, ect. If I were just buying for their 2-year-old I think I would get her a beautiful picture frame, savings bond, clothes, a Disney music CD or Celebration of Family CD (it has Happy Adoption Day on it.)
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:27 PM
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a lot would depend how old and how long he's been with the family?
if he is little, he'd probalby like a toy, like you'd buy for a birthday.
if he is older, a gift card for a store.
either way a personal message in the card welcoming him to the forever family
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:35 PM
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We had an adoption party when we adopted our three children. We received all kinds of gift cards like to
Wal-Mart McDonalds. Some people just gave the children gifts which was fine with us. We did get a nice poem about adoption in a very nice frame that we hung up in the family room. It may depend on the age(s) and how many children and so on.
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Smile Call and ask....

We asked our children what they wanted from mommy and daddy as a "family gift" for our dd's adoption and they chose a trampoline.

When people called to ask what dd might like, we explained their request. We did NOT call guests soliciting donations; we told maybe 5-6 people and they told people....you know how that goes.

Our daughter ended up with a few cards, some toys, a beautiful poem on a plaque (for mommy), and a locket. Many others donated $5-$10 for the trampoline fund.

In the end they got the trampoline and with it ended up costing us very little. Our dd got a few gifts for her special day, and my son feel included as the trampoline was a "family" gift.



We also had dd choose a special notebook for the party and had each of the guests write something, one page for each person. Some were simple and some brought tears to my eyes when I read them. It is a wonderful keepsake of the day.
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Thanks for all the great ideas.

The baby is 1 1/2 yo and has been with them for most of his life.
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I think a gift certificate for a photographer to take a family picture would be nice, perhaps also a frame for the picture.
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My favorite thing that we got at our daughter's adoption party was a book for children about adoption. The family that gave it to us wrote a lovely message inside. It is something we can all share together.
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