Showered with Love

An adoption shower can be a fun way to prepare yourself for your impending parenthood. Here, tips for making it an event to remember.

Spending five months paper-chasing my way through various government offices was almost enough to dampen my enthusiasm for parenthood. Fortunately, once my dossier was signed, sealed, and ready to send to China, my mother and sister thought of the perfect way to inject a little fun into the long wait for a referral — an adoption shower. As we soon discovered, planning it isn’t quite the same thing as planning a traditional baby shower. Yet, in many ways, it was ...

Whether you feel most comfortable holding it after completing your dossier, or when you receive your referral — an adoption shower is a wonderful way to celebrate your growing family.

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