how to welcome my sister's adopted child
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|Thu, 09-23-2010 - 8:48am|
First of all, I apologize if I sound ignorant on this topic, but I'm not very familiar with adoption. I'd like to find out as much as I can, so please chime in with your experience and advice!
My sister and her husband have a biological son who is 6 years old. They are in the process of adopting another child via foster care; hopefully he or she will be there by Christmas. I'm very excited for them, and I would like to hear if there are any good ideas on how to welcome the child to the extended family. Also if there are any things we should NOT say or do.
Do people have adoption/welcome parties? If so, is this something that the adoptive parents do, or a family member/friend would host (like a baby shower)?
We don't know the age/sex of the child yet (they don't either - they're still in the process) so I wouldn't know what type of gifts to give to the child.
I can't wait to meet our new niece or nephew, whenever he or she arrives! TIA