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Need the Perfect Adoption Gift?

Updated on May 29, 2013

A resource of gift ideas for the adoptive family, adoptive parent or adopted child. The easiest way to find meaningful presents!

Shopping for the perfect gift is never easy.  Let alone shopping for the perfect gift with an adoption-theme.  You would want this present to be meaningful, thoughtful and heartfelt.  Whether it is for the adoptive parents just bringing home their child or the much-loved adopted child in your life.  As an adoptive mom of two children, I have created this resource to help all of you out there!  If you find something you like, just click on the image and you'll find additional product information. Thanks!

Gifts for Adoptive Parents

Below you'll find a selection of gifts for the adoptive parent in a wide range of prices to suit every occasion. From practical to keepsake, these gifts will be greatly appreciated!

These shirts are available in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Most are available for men, women and kids.

These binders would make great looking life books to record the child's birth and adoption story:

These bags are washable and handy to carry your stuff while at the same time telling the world you care about adoption:

You can even buy ipad cases and iphone cases now with an adoption theme!

These bumper stickers will show your support for adoption everywhere you go:

Adoption Themed Gifts for the Home

Decorate your home with beautiful items that show your passion for adoption. For a fun "congrats on your adoption" gift to new adoptive parents, fill these candy jars with special treats.

The two "adoption day" plates are customizable for your family.

Here are some great mugs that celebrate adoption and multicultural families:

Great Books for Adoptive Parents on Amazon

These are some of my personal favorites!

Gifts for Adopted Kids

Here are some gift ideas for both babies as well as older kids. Be sure to check the adoption day section as well!

This poster can be easily customized with personal information. Add baby's hand and footprints at home and voila, you have a beautiful keepsake that will be cherished for many years to come. The perfect first adoption day gift! Available in blue and pink, with hearts or flowers.

Great Adoption Books for Kids on Amazon


Books are always a great gift idea for kids. Besides the fact that reading to children is helpful from an early literacy standpoint, these books also help to discuss topics such as feelings around adoption, birth family and diversity with the child.

Happy Adoption Day Gifts

Adoption day is a big deal in our family. We make the entire day feel special and enjoy spending some great family time. Our kids love every minute of their adoption day! Even though many adoptive families celebrate this day, I found there are very few gifts related to this special occasion but here are some of mine! Since some families refer to happy adoption day as happy family day or gotcha day, I've included those options as well.

There are a number of different products available with these designs. Please check for more options.
Also, for ideas on how to make your child's adoption day extra special, please visit my other lens

Adoption Announcements, Invitations and Cards

Soon after a baby is born, you can expect an adorable birth announcement to arrive in your mailbox. Unfortunately, many of the birth announcements offered don't really work for adoptive families. The great news is that more and more adoption announcements are becoming available. After all, after filing mountains of paperwork, waiting, waiting and waiting some more, you want to tell the world your baby is finally home! Below are some attractive announcements, invitations and cards for the adoptive family. For a greater selection of adoption announcements, invitations and postage stamps, please see my other lens at

Take a moment for this poll!

Did you adopt domestically? Or internationally? Thought it would be fun to see where our bundles of joy were born!

What is the birth country of your adopted child?

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Who are you shopping for? What is your favorite gift you've seen here?

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      john9229 4 years ago

      Great and nice Lens! I found many nice gifts here.

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Great selection of gifts! We have a number of friends who've adopted their children internationally, and we're in the process of embryo adoption to expand our family. My daughter loves reading the book 'A Mother for Choco' and is praying for a little brother or a little sister. We talk about how all of Mrs. Bear's kids look different from her and different from each other, but they are all a family.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice lens with some great ideas! Thanks!

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      adoptiondesigns 5 years ago

      @TamarWrites: Our daughter loves that book too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving this comment!

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      Oh-one more thing. My favorite book, which was given to us by my friend who is also an adoptive mother, is Jamie Lee Curtis' "Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born."

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      My friend gave us a special baby book for children who are adopted. It is different from the one I used for my biological child.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Very nicely done.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What wonderful ideas - thanks so much for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      JoleneBelmain 6 years ago

      This is such a gorgeous lens, and such a great cause.... Adoption is a beautiful thing :)


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      LizRobertson 6 years ago

      Both my daughter and I love the book "A Mother for Choco"!

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      Pretty cool lens. I didn't know there were so many gifts specifically for parents who adopt.

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      hsherry 6 years ago

      We adopted our daughter four years ago from China! I wish I had had this great resource then. One thing we bought in China was T-Shirts for our boys with the word Big Brother in Chinese characters and our new baby one that said Little Sister in Chinese characters.

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      fluffyclouds 6 years ago

      Very good lens - my brother and his wife are adopting from China and it is hard to know how to "celebrate"

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      Ann Hinds 7 years ago from So Cal

      Good ideas for someone looking for something special. Angel blessed.

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      AmateurAtHTML 7 years ago

      My adopted daughter's favorite book when she was young was Runaway Bunny! Good lens here. Thanks.

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      Senora M 7 years ago

      Very cool lens. I hope to adopt some day!! I love the shirts and onesies.

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      adoption_gifts 8 years ago

      Love your Lens, In my faves it goes.

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      nyxxie 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I'm gonna bookmark this... might need to get a gift like these soon.

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      jgelien 8 years ago

      These adoption gift ideas are so sweet. I love your lens.

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      adoptiondesigns 8 years ago

      @writernewbie: Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Thanks for the encouragement! Best of luck to you too!

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      adoptiondesigns 8 years ago

      @strayspay: Thanks! Hope it will help someone in finding a nice gift!

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      adoptiondesigns 8 years ago

      @scenesfromthepast: Thank you very much!

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      adoptiondesigns 8 years ago

      @shops: Thanks for taking the time to take a look!

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      GiftsBonanza 8 years ago

      some really great designs - good luck with your lens

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      adoptiondesigns 8 years ago

      @GiftsBonanza: Thanks for stopping by!

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      adoptiondesigns 8 years ago

      @GiftsBonanza: Thanks so much!

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      adoptiondesigns 8 years ago

      @SoyCandleLover: Thank you so much for the encouraging comments and for rating my lens!

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      sciencefictionn 8 years ago

      Very cute. Nice job, 5 stars

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      ToniCorset 8 years ago

      Wow- never thought about specialized gifts for adoptive kids and families. Great resource, thanks!


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      writernewbie 8 years ago

      Saw your post in the SquidU forum. VERY WELL DONE on your first lens!! I'm super impressed! I'm a Squidoo newbie, also and just posted my first lens. You're off to a great start...I'm sure you will do very well at this!

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      Pryzym 8 years ago

      Very cool.

      Lots of nice adoption gifts.

      I had no idea these were available.

      Thanx for sharing.

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      strayspay 8 years ago

      Nice lens! I didn't know there was such an array of gifts for adopted children!

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      strayspay 8 years ago

      Nice lens! I didn't know there was such an array of gifts for adopted children!

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      scenesfromthepast 8 years ago

      Very lovely lens for a great cause! Keep up the good work.

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      shops 8 years ago

      What a great idea for a Lens! Good job!

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      BW Duerr 8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Great shopping lens, and welcome to Squidoo. 5 stars and Favorite. :D