logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Adoption Site

BellaOnline's Adoption Editor

g

Adoption Time Gift Cards

Guest Author - Brandii Lacey

Friends and family of parents who are in the middle of the adoption process, or who have recently finalized an adoption often wonder the best way to lend support and a helping hand. Gift cards are an invaluable tool to potential adoptive parents. However, "Adoption Time" gift cards don’t require money—only your time!

Gift cards can be created on a simple note pad, or in a word processing program on your computer. You can make them as simple or as decorative as you like. Parents who have been through the adoption process agreed that the following help was or would have been greatly appreciated during (and after) their adoption journey, thus making great ideas for “Adoption Time Gift Cards”:
  1. Laundry: New parents are often overwhelmed with the amount of laundry that comes with a new baby or child, and adoptive parents are no different.

  2. Grocery Store Run The last thing parents want to do after arriving home with their baby or child is to make a grocery store run.

  3. Carpool: If the parents to be have other children, offer to take them to school or sports practice.

  4. Pets: Taking the dog for a walk or vet appointment can be a huge help as they may be consumed with paperwork for their adoption.

  5. House Watch: Offering to keep an eye on your friend’s house, getting the mail , watering plants, etc., can be a huge relief for parents who will be traveling for an extended period of time.

  6. Cooking: The next time you make a double batch of your favorite meal, consider putting the extra servings in a freezer safe container or bag. Include notes for defrosting and re-heating, and place in your freezer or deliver to your friend’s home.
Some of these ideas may sound similar to things you’ve done for new parents in the past. In adoption, parents often go through months and months of paperwork, home studies, and unexpected changes and delays. The gift card ideas mentioned above should be remembered for adoptive parents who are in the middle of the process, as well as those who have just completed their adoptions. Either way, your gift of time will be forever remembered and appreciated.


Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to Twitter Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to Facebook Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to MySpace Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to Del.icio.us Digg Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to Yahoo My Web Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to Google Bookmarks Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to Stumbleupon Add Adoption+Time+Gift+Cards to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Adoption Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Brandii Lacey. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Brandii Lacey. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Deanna Kahler for details.

g


g features
What Is a Mother?

The Joy of Adoption

How Does It Feel to Be Adopted?

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor