Top 9 Adoption Gifts

Find the perfect adoption gift for your loved one

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From books and magazines to a beautiful necklace, there are many 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. These adoption gift ideas are sure to be a hit. You'll find that most adoption gift shops send a portion of their proceeds to benefit orphans around the world.  Don't forget about trying to find the perfect foster family gift idea too.

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    Adoption Jewelry

    Adoption-themed jewelry makes for a wonderful keepsake gift. You'll find beautiful products that can be customized for any adoption story or for adoption in general. 

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    Adoption Ornaments

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    Adoption ornaments make great adoption gifts. 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.

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    Adoption Apparel

    Whether you're looking for a cute 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. 

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    Cookie Cutters

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    You can opt for a cookie cutter shaped like the child's country of origin or choose an airplane cookie cutter and a waving flag. Hand-tooled tin cookie cutters shaped like country maps will make fun and unique adoption gifts for families who have adopted internationally.

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    Chinese Wooden Mooncake and Cookie Molds

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    Chinese wooden molds can be used with any recipe that doesn't rise a lot -- try a recipe for traditional mooncakes. When not being used for baking, they can be displayed as wall art. This is a fun and unique adoption gift for a family that has​ adopted from China.

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    Many Hearts One Beat is the creation of single, adoptive mother Lisa Jacuzzo. A variety of cute, unique adoption gifts is 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!

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    Adoption Themed Books for Children or Adults

    Choose from a variety of adoption 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.

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    Handmade Gifts

    Child with colorful painted hand beside her hand print on paper
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    Handmade gifts are truly gifts from the heart. So if you are wishing to create something unique for a loved one, consider handprint crafts for kids or something equally as special.

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    Magazines make a resourceful gift. There are a​ variety of magazines for adoptive parents, foster parents, and other members of the triad. Cultural magazines would be a great idea for international or interracial families.