An Adoptive Parent's Guide to Holiday Gift Giving

By Jess Nelson, Community Manager, PairTree

December 9, 2022

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The holiday's are right around the corner, and they can be an exceptionally difficult time for birth parents.

Those first years post placement when birth parents are navigating the first major events and holidays without their child can be especially hard.

Taking a few moments to let them know you’re thinking of them this holiday season might mean more than you know.

You are not obligated to get your child’s birth parents a gift for the holidays. A simple, heartfelt card is gift enough.

If you do want to give a gift, we’ve included a variety of ideas in our Holiday Guide (Just remember, it’s the thought that counts, not the amount of money spent.)

An Adoptive Parent's Guide to Holiday Gift Giving

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Jess Nelson Jess Nelson is the Community Manager at PairTree, focused on growing the resources, programs and education offered for both expectant and birth families, and adoptive families. Jess has spent the last 5 years working in the field of private adoption, first as a paralegal for an Adoption Attorney in Louisiana and most recently with PairTree. As a birth mom of two through private adoption, her firsthand experience of both agency and attorney adoption led her to becoming an adoption professional and join the fight for reform and post placement care for birth moms.