We have an open adoption with our daughter’s birth family and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Although we live thousands of miles away, we still keep in touch and show that we care through social media and an occasional package in the mail. As a mom through adoption, I often catch myself wondering what to get for someone who made the brave, selfless choice to make me a mother. How do I let my daughter’s birth mom know I’m thinking of her? What do you give someone who chose life for a baby and placed that baby in your arms? Creative gifts for birth parents can be tricky because gifts and letters almost seem inadequate. But what I’ve learned is that sometimes the simple things can mean the most.
Here are six creative ways to show your child’s birth parents you care: