Adoption Blog

December 10, 2014

The holidays are a great time to add to your adoption diary… 10 things you can add right now

The holiday season is a warm, fuzzy time.  We are usually gathering with family and friends and enjoying traditions, old and new.  This is a great time to add to your Adoptimist diary and share your unique family traditions! Be sure to include pictures of what you have been up to and tell the reader how much you are looking forward to including a child one day. 

Here are just a few ideas, things you can just snap pictures of this weekend, to help show and tell your story in your profile.

• Decorating the Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush

• Visiting Santa (even if you do not have a child at home yet!) or enjoying some chocolate Hanukkah coins

•Putting up lights or decorations

• Baking cookies or building a gingerbread house

• Volunteering with a local charity

• Buying gifts for the local angel tree

• Putting out the menorah or nativity

• Playing in the snow or building a “sand snowman” (if you live in warm climates)

• Family movie night - holiday movies

• Big family meals and holiday cooking; whether it is a clam bake, teaching a new generation to make latkes, or making that twenty-five-pound turkey

Of course you do not have to include these specific things. Give a glimpse of the life YOU hope to share with a little one.  Holiday memories, the little moments, and family traditions are what help to make each of us special and unique. These are perfect topics for your diary. Share them during the holiday season and all year long.

About The Author

Madeleine Melcher

Madeleine Melcher helps Adoptimist families build better and more effective adoption profiles. Madeleine is committed to honest, ethical profile building that shows who you really are and the life you hope to share. If you would like to work with Madeleine or learn more about our profile help service, click here.

Madeleine is an adoptee, owner/creator at Our Journey to You - Adoption Portfolio/Adoption Profile Creation Services and author of How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio, co-author to Encouragement for the Adoption & Parenting Journey: 52 Devotions & a Journal and author to her latest book, described by parents as "life-giving" - Dear Adoptive Parents: Things You Need to Know Right Now - from an Adoptee.

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