4 Thoughtful Themes for Adoptive Mom Baby Showers

Don't forget to throw the adoptive mom in your life a baby shower!

Denalee Chapman July 19, 2016
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Adoptive mothers sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to baby celebrations. Other things, too. Some forget to offer assistance to a new mother whose baby came to her through adoption rather than her own womb. But although there’s generally not any physical healing that needs to take place in a newly adoptive mother, there are a lot of things that are often neglected. An adoptive mother will be just as sleep-deprived as a mother who births her child. An adoptive mother needs assistance just as a mother who births her child. And an adoptive mother could use a baby shower. Consider the following baby shower ideas for an adoptive mom baby shower:

Service Shower:

Whether its a first-time mom or a seasoned mom, adopting a baby might be glorious, but it can also be exhausting. Besides all the emotional ups and downs that come with adoption, all of a sudden becoming an adoptive mom can mean sleepless nights, a colicky baby, crazy amounts of laundry, and more. So a Service Shower for the new adoptive mom can be welcomed, indeed! Consider such service gifts as:

  1. Delivered dinner for a week.

  2. Pre-made frozen dinners for the family to cook any time. 

  3. Laundry done twice a week for a month.

  4. Baby holding for two hours twice a week so momma can rest.

  5. Sibling play dates once a week (with a promise to have the play date at YOUR house, not hers.)

  6. Friendly maid service for the first two weeks.

  7. Homemade bread for a month.

  8. Fresh flowers each week for a month.

Seasonal Shower:

Invite the guests to bring gifts relative to the season. Following are some examples:


  • Cozy Blankets
  • Hats
  • Baby Boots
  • Sleep Sacks


  • Flowered Head Bands/Bows
  • Bow Tie Onesies
  • Easter Basket filled with Baby Essentials (lotion, shampoo, etc)
  • Stroller

Decorate The Nursery Shower:

  • Crib Essentials
  • Baby Board Books to Read To Baby
  • Baby Monitor
  • Wall Art
  • Cushy Rocking Chair

Pamper-the-Mom Shower:

  • Spa Day Gift Card

  • Essential Oils & Diffuser

  • Foot Scrub & Lotion

  • A Stack of Great Books to Read While Feeding Baby

The ideas are endless. A good thing to remember is that an adoptive mom needs all the love and attention and help that a mother giving birth needs. Friends supporting and celebrating will help add to the joy of adding an adorable baby to the family.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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