Best Baby Gifts for the Adoptive Family

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Madonna holds hands with her adopted daughter Mercy. Credit: Amos Gumulira, AFP / Getty Images



Stories of celebrity adoptions make headlines in the entertainment media: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Madonna and others have opened up their hearts and homes to adopted children.

Congratulations are most certainly in order when a family adopts a new child, but it can be tough to find the best baby gift to commemorate their new bundle of joy.

You don't need the resources of a celebrity to give a unique and heartfelt new baby gift, and this list of great baby gifts for adoptive parents will give you a few ideas to properly honor the beginning of a brand new family.

I Wished for You: An Adoption Story, $11.48: This book will make great bedtime reading for the new parents and their adopted child. A Mom's Choice Award Recipient and selected as Book of the Year by Creative Child Magazine, it follows the story of a mama and baby bear as they snuggle and talk about how they became a family. In the process, it answers many of the questions adoptive children may have. It's simple, heartfelt and beautifully illustrated.

We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families, $11.51: This is another heartfelt book that will make for great bedtime reading. Its bright colors and kid-friendly writing style will put children at ease and bring them closer together with their adoptive parents. Its message of sharing a home, sharing three hearts and creating a family will be embraced by both parent and child.

Embroidered Fleece Baby Blanket, $29.92: The new family will cherish this warm and adorable blanket for years to come. A sweet and touching baby gift for an adoptive family, the blanket, which can be purchased in blue or pink, reads, "At last, the journey of many hearts now beat as one." It's exclusive to the Many Hearts One Beat website, which is full of distinctive and tasteful gifts for adoptive parents and their children.

Personalized Photo Canvas Framed Artwork, $44.20: This personalized baby gift turns an ordinary photo into a work of art by transforming it into a canvas print. The piece is printed using archival inks on artist canvas, which means it will last for generations to come. Any name or message can be printed in script below the photo -- you can use baby's first snapshot, or an image of the new family with the child's name and adoption date. Unique, personalized selections often make the best baby gifts -- this one is no exception.

Sterling Silver Family Tree Toggle Bracelet, $85.49: This gorgeous sterling silver bracelet features a family tree on one side and the words, "The roots of a family tree begin with the love of two hearts" engraved on the back. This thoughtful and beautiful gift can be given to the new parents (or to the child, to be worn when he or she is older) to remind them that all families, regardless of how they come together, are built on a foundation of love.

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