Adoption gift basket idea for new moms to love on them a bit after bringing home their new little addition to the family
Nipple butter. Spray bottles for your crotch. Giant pads.
Do I have your attention yet?
I don’t talk too much about infertility on here because this is a home blog, but I also don’t hide it. Something else I don’t hide – It REALLY freaking sucks. Like really mega super hella sucks. It’s something that you couldn’t even understand unless you’ve experienced it yourself.
And you want a spoiler alert? Adoption doesn’t fix everything. It’s not designed to do so and it shouldn’t and it just doesn’t.
I can’t believe it’s been exactly one year since this guy came home with us. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and shifting our lives and schedules around to have him just fit right on in to our family like a missing puzzle piece.
I spent a ton of time on Pinterest looking for “postpartum” adoption gift basket ideas that focused on the mom. Because just because they don’t need nipple butter or a weird donut thing to sit on doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be loved on. However, I couldn’t find much so what did I do being a DIY chick? DUH. Made one myself! Hopefully this will spark some ideas in you and help you if you’re an adoptive mom or if someone you love is an adoptive mom and you want to love on them.
“Postpartum” Adoption Gift Basket Ideas
Grocery/Food Gift Cards
Typically if you’re involved in a church community or just a really good group of friends, you’ll have some type of meal train set up for you, but one day that will be gone and you’re still gonna be hungry. Grocery gift cards are incredible because you can order online and just go pick it up or have someone pick it up for you.
I mean let’s be real. New additions to the family, regardless of age will require sleepless nights and a huge adjustment.
Look just because I don’t need to be squirting water in my downtherea doesn’t mean that I don’t want comfy pants. Stick a good pair of cute leggings in there. For this instance, I chose black and gray because they’re practical.
Adoption Baby Book
I can’t stress this enough. Please don’t give an adoptive mama a regular baby book. Because it has things in it like “what it was like being pregnant with you” and “your birthing story” and I know for me, those are triggers and just make me really sad because I didn’t experience any of that. Instead, please opt for the adoption specific one. I got this one from Polka Dot Print Shop online and I’m super happy with it.
This can be a handwritten card or note or an adoption specific book. There are a ton of sweet ones out there! I opted for these really cute alphabet adoption cards. These are from our favorite adoption agency around run by some friends of ours called Quiverfull. You should check them out if you’re looking to adopt – their mission and vision is just beautiful.
I love these sweet little ABC flashcards because they basically walk you through how to talk about adoption with your child and teach you some verbiage to use and they’re super helpful and beneficial.
Of course this isn’t an exhaustive list of everything to include in your adoption gift basket, but hopefully it’s a good start!
Do you have any creative adoption gift basket ideas or think I left anything out? I’d love to know if you’ve created one or been given something that was a must have that I may have forgotten!