My brother and his partner are finally going to adopt the little boy they've been fostering for the last three years. What would be an appropriate gift for such an occasion? Would a gift for all of them be fitting, or just something for the child? I really need to find something I can send through the mail because I won't be participating personally in any festivities that might be planned, but I feel like I should, as this child's aunt, honor his official entrance into the family somehow.
To me this is similar to when you go to a baby shower, only the child is 7, so the gifts would be similar in they are to help the parents be prepared to raise the child....except the child is again 7.
Maybe a savings bond for college, some great parenting books and something for your new niece/nephew. If you have a special keepsake that you'd like to give to the child that would show that they are part of the family. A set of stockings with all of their names on them, or a special ornament commemorating their new family. A photo album with "The Jones Family" and each of their first names engraved on the front.
I don't think there are any rules, just something that shows your love and support.
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