So, it’s been suggested to us that if we meet with the birth mom before baby arrives, that we bring a gift. And when baby is born that we also bring a gift so that when she leaves the hospital she does not leave empty handed. Let me be clear, we know that no gift will ever compare to the gift she is giving us, nor will a gift ever replace the child she will be entrusting us with. But, we do want to give her something that she can cherish for the rest of her life.
We’ve been told that all gifts should be something small and inexpensive, as we aren’t allowed to directly give her money and an expensive gift could be construed as giving her money. So, no cars, no houses, no Tiffany diamond bracelets, etc..
It’s been suggested to give her something Canadian since we are Canadian and our little baby will also be a dual citizen of the USA and Canada.
So, simple questions, what the heck do you give a birth mom for both of these occasions?!
Our thoughts so far are:
- A simple necklace. Maybe with a Canadian maple leaf pendant or some sort of figurine in her favourite colours.
- A teddy bear that we will give to her and to the baby. Something they will both forever share and something either one of them can hug whenever they need to or want to feel a little bit closer to the other one. The Rocky Mountains are known for their black bears and grizzly bears so we could get a very cute version of one of them.
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