May 06 2011
I’m one cynical gal. One might safely argue that I am cynical to a fault. That’s not really a quality to boast. However, it is my reality, and I have to face it. Every once in a blue moon, something comes along that prompts me to set that cynicism aside and tumble head first into a world of goofy grins. I found one of those things today, so I feel compelled to share it with you.
Recently, I searched for adoption jewelry online. Conventional pickings are pretty slim, but yet again, Etsy- one of my favorite corners of the internet- did not disappoint. Today, I’d like to show you some of those wonderful finds.
Birth Mother Mementos
Birth mothers give the greatest gift of love imaginable to mankind. Forever in my Heart is crafted specifically with birth mothers in mind. You can customize the piece by adding the baby’s birth stone and name. Each piece is handcrafted and unique– just like your baby’s birth mom. No gesture will ever equate to giving the gift of love to both her child and her child’s adoptive parents, but many adoptive parents long to do something– anything– for this selfless person. This is a perfect gift.
General Adoption Mementos
I cannot wait– CANNOT WAIT– for the day when we can share that we adoptED with people. The day when our adoption goes from”ing” to “ed” will be a joyous day in our home. As any self respecting lady will probably agree, jewelry is a great way to commemorate an occasion. There’s something about a charm softly thumping against your chest bone that adds finality to a chapter of your life. When SBC arrives, you can bet your hide that I’ll order the Chosen necklace. To me, it’s a beautiful reminder to adoptive parents that they were chosen to parent these gorgeous kids, whether by the birth parents or fate. It’s a heart filling notion.
International Adoption Mementos
Did you search to the ends of the earth for your bundle (s) of joy? If so, then I found a great piece for you. Its heart touching message strikes a chord with me, and I haven’t even experienced the journey of international adoption. The “I searched the whole world for you ” necklace works for both adoptive parents and their sweet children. It, too, is customizable.
For those who are waiting, to say that time is tough is an understatement. When I was searching for adoption jewelry, I had no expectation or hope of finding a piece for the waiting parent. The fun doesn’t start until you are matched. However, I managed to run across this beautiful bracelet in my search, and I knew I had to add a category to include it. This is the Waiting bracelet. You can change the charm or even add an additional copper tag (for a small charge) if you’d like a tag with name and DOB information included. I loved this bracelet so much, that I bought one for myself! I can’t wait until it gets here!
One of my favorite phrases is “I love you to the moon and back.” It also happens to be a beloved children’s book. The same creator of Waiting also offers “I love you to the moon… and back.“ Could I love this bracelet any more? No. It would be impossible. I love it THAT much. I can’t think of a time when it wouldn’t be perfect to gift this to your child– big or small. What a beautiful statement full of love!
These are just a few of the many items to choose from on Etsy. I’d encourage you, should you ever find yourself in the market for adoption jewelry– or anything handcrafted for any occasion, really– to check out some of the vendors there!