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Top 9 Adoption Gifts

Find Adoption Gift Ideas Below Perfect for Your Loved One

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Here are some adoption gift ideas for those in your life who are a part of the adoption or foster care triad - from adoptive parents and birth parents to adoptees; select from books and magazines to a beautiful necklace. Don't forget about trying to find the perfect foster family gift idea too. These adoption gift ideas are surely to be a hit.

1. Adoption Jewelry

Adoption Triad Necklace
Image used with permission by manyheartsonebeat.com
I know we all get excited to see what or who made the top of any list, but these items are not in any order. These all are such beautiful products and I wanted things that could be customized for any adoption story or be for adoption in general.

I think it's also important to note that most of these shops send a portion of their proceeds to benefit orphans around the world.

2. Adoption Ornaments

Journey to Me Ornament
Bren Wolfe Founder, JourneyToMe.com
Adoption ornaments make great adoption gifts. Select one of these adoption ornaments for your family. Some are generic and work for any adoption, others can be personalized for your adoption story. A few of these items give back to the adoption community with proceeds from the sale going back to different adoption organizations.

3. Adoption Apparel

ManyHeartsOneBeat Hat
Photo © Carrie Craft
Whether you're looking for a ute long sleeve tee with a hip adoption statement such as "Adoption Rocks" or a black t-shirt that bears the message, "Born in My Heart" written in Swarovski® crystals. Many people love to wear their thoughts on their shirts or hat for that matter. Find cute adoption apparel that would make awesome adoption gifts!

4. Cookie Cutters in the Shape of Your Child's Country of Origin

Cookie Cutters in the Shape of Your Child's Country of Origin
Image courtesy AdoptShoppe™

Several countries to choose from as well as an airplane cookie cutter and a waving flag. These hand-tooled tin cookie cutters shaped like country maps will make fun and unique adoption gifts for families who have adopted internationally.

5. Chinese Wooden Moon Cake and Cookie Molds

Chinese Wooden Moon Cake and Cookie Molds
Image courtesy AdoptShoppe™

These Chinese wooden molds can be used with any recipe that doesn't rise a lot and come with a recipe for traditional moon cookies. These molds are hand-carved in hardwood, made in China. When not being used for baking, it is suggested that they can be displayed as wall art. Another fun and unique adoption gift for a family that has adopted from China.

6. Many Hearts One Beat

ManyHeartsOneBeat Mouse Pad
Photo © Carrie Craft
ManyHeartsOneBeat is the creation of single, adoptive mother Lisa Jacuzzo. A variety of cute, unique adoption gifts are offered such as a plantable Arrival Day Spruce tree, embroidered, fleece throw blanket, and bumper stickers. Clothing, hats and tote bags are also available with adoption messages that range from: "Adopt - Because Every Child Deserves a Family," "Many Hearts One Beat," "Adoption - A Serendipitous Creation of Family," and "At Last, The Journey of Many Hearts Now Beat as One." There are even gift ideas for Dad!

7. Adoption Themed Books for Children or Adults

Cover Art for My Mei Mei
Raab Associates, Inc
Choose from a variety of books that have been already been reviewed to ease your purchase anxiety. Books for children or adults about foster care or adoption make great gifts for those working with or living as part of the adoption/foster care triad.

8. Handmade Gifts

Hand Print Flower
Photo © Carrie Craft
Handmade gifts are truly gifts from the heart. So if you are wishing to create something unique for a loved one consider these ideas.

9. Magazines

Magazines would make a great gift. I enjoy the ones I've received. Here are a few options!
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