Hi everyone. I've been lurking around, reading posts, and I'm hoping some of you can help me with this!
I've been approved to adopt a sibling group of up to 3 kids, aged anywhere between 4 - 10 years, through foster care. A dear friend of mine has been super supportive of this and wants to throw me an adoption shower the second I'm officially matched and moving towards making it official.
My family is very traditional and very new to the idea of adopting this way, so they would likely respond better to something familiar and concrete like a registry rather than me just throwing stats like age, likes, and clothing size at them and having them pick things out themselves.
My only problem is I have no idea what to register for! I don't need bottles or diapers, and everywhere I've looked online gives guidelines on what to buy/register for when it comes to newborns and toddlers, but never older children. I mean, don't us offbeat moms deserve the baby shower experience too? They might not be babies, but they're our babies.
Anyway, I'm dying for some guidance here. I've already decided to include some family games (Jenga, etc.) and some arts and crafts supplies, but I'm trying to figure out more practical things I can register for when the time comes. Help a sister out?