Share Your Story: Evolving Holiday Traditions

We asked our reader panel: Did you adapt your family's existing holiday traditions after adopting your child? If so, tell us how.

Holiday traditions can change when your family grows
The Family Tree While we were waiting to finalize the adoption of our daughter in Arizona, we bought a handmade Christmas ornament at an Indian reservation. We plan to use that ornament to tell Ashley about her adoption. Over the years, as Ashley and her attention span grow, we will tell our family's story when we decorate the tree. —Tonya McMurray Two for One Last year, on our first Christmas together, my 11-year-old son, David, and I shared our favorite ...

We asked our reader panel: Did you adapt your family’s existing holiday traditions after adopting your child? If so, tell us how.

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