Tonight some friends of ours came over for dinner and to hang out for a little while. It was nice to have them over since we usually only see them in large group gatherings and can’t catch up as easily. Throughout the night we talked about a lot of the stuff going on with the adoption process and also what is yet to come as well.
One of the things we discussed was having a baby shower/welcome home ceremony. Since we aren’t sure when we will match and whether or not we will have a boy or girl at this point we have thought about not having a shower until after we get home with the baby and have passed the relinquishment period. This means a lot of the normal baby related items we will have already bought but it also means that our friends and family would get to meet the newest addition.
In the end for us it is more about getting to show off our new family because of how long it took to get to that point than it is about getting gifts for the baby… but if they really want there are always cute baby clothes and diapers to buy 😉