Care Package #1 for our little guy

Posted: January 26, 2011 in Adoption, care package

I put together our first care package for our little guy last week. One thing I found when we adopted previously, our son seemed to recognize us when we first met him. We had sent a photo of our family to be hung on the side of his crib, and a photo cube toy, which included close-up photos of each family member. I kept that in mind when putting together this first care package this time. The orphanage returned the photo cube toy to us when we picked up our son, and it seemed to be one of his favorite toys when he first came home. We switched out the photos and included the cube toy again with this care package. I also included another laminated family photo tied with ribbon, that can be hung on his crib. I found a butterfly toy which had openings for two small photos, so I put photos of my husband and me in those openings. I want to make it as easy as possible for the caregivers at the orphanage to show him our photos, with the hope we will be somewhat familiar to him in a few months.

Infantino's Flutter 'n Fun Photo Pal Toy

We also included a blanket/lovey and a baby rattle. All of these items fit into a gallon-size ziploc bag, with no room to spare.

  1. Sarah k. says:

    Awesome! The pictures, we found were essential too. Especially if they use them wisely. We did it both times and it seemed to help especially with Jo. We also slept with the blanket and bear we sent. We always send a build a bear with all of our voices on it. Usually the voice box is worn out by time we get there but it does the job! Congratulations and happy Journey!

  2. Cindy says:

    Hi Sarah – that’s a great idea about the bear. . .maybe I will do that next month! The kids talk about their newest little brother all the time and I bet they would love to help me send a bear to him. Thank you for the idea!

  3. Pixie says:

    Wow, these are great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. Going to start hunting for this stuff right now!

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