Whenever a child comes into someone's life it is a very
happy occasion. However, the new parents will feel awkward in their
new situation, as do any new parent. Your gifts should be comforting
to the recipients. The circumstances may be different when
purchasing gifts for someone who has adopted a child. The child may
not be an infant and items like a crib or bottles do not need to be
purchased. In this case, the needs are different, and the gifts
would be for those of a larger child.
If you know the parents well ask them straight out what
they need. They may have even registered somewhere for the gifts
which will leave out any speculation what to buy [see Online Registry
listings below]. If not, do not despair, we have a few gift ideas
listed for both the parents and the child.
Gift Ideas for the Adoption of a Child:
The same gifts should be given as for the birth
of a baby if the adopted child is an infant.
For the adoption of older children or special need
children, ask the new parents what they would like
In any case, a card, flowers, or any acknowledgement
is always welcomed