5 Thanksgiving Crafts Perfect for Sending to Birth Families

Thanksgiving is a great time to acknowledge just how much birth families mean to us.

Karen White November 04, 2015

Thanksgiving. The time of year when we reflect on what we have to be thankful for.

For adoptive families, Thanksgiving often evokes strong sentiments about the way they became a family. For birth families in open adoptions, Thanksgiving can be bittersweet. A mix of feeling happy about the relationship they have with the child they placed, and feeling sad about what they miss by not always being with the child.

And what birth family (or any family for that matter!) doesn’t cherish artwork made by their child?

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Karen White

Karen White is the self-proclaimed leading authority on being "that mom." You know the one. The PTO Vice President, room mom, baseball team mom, AND leader of well-behaved kids (OK, the well-behaved part may be stretching it . . . like really stretching . . .) When she isn’t threatening to tackle one of her boys on the ball field if they don’t run faster, or convincing her 4-year-old daughter that everything doesn’t HAVE to sparkle, she is also a wife and stay-at-home mom of three. One of the three happens to have been adopted, but good luck figuring out which one it is, since they all have pasty white skin, blond hair, and blue eyes.

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