Here are some sites that sell adoption-related gifts (thanks to my readers and to Adoptive Families magazine for passing along the information):
Owned by adoptive dad Robert Tadjiki, Scrolls From China sells unique, handmade Asian wall scrolls designed and painted by Chinese orphans. Proceeds from sales support the artists as well as orphanages in China.
Asian treetop angels, holiday cards, personalized ornaments, Asian dolls, calendars, adoption announcements, shower invitations customized to your country and the country from which you adopt, notecards, 8 x 8 plaques, luggage tags, t-shirts, magnets, and more.
My friend Aundi, who recommended the site, says, “We purchased two cute ornaments from their site. One was an Indian girl with a bindi, and another was a globe with children of various skin-tones holding hands around it.”
Owned by parents of a daughter adopted from China, this site sells teacher and coach appreciation gifts, t-shirts, Christmas stockings, tote bags, tiles, throw pillows, onesies, greetings cards, magnets, and more.
Start family traditions with Heritage Holiday Kits for six Chinese holidays in 2007. Includes Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, Seventh Eve and Ghost Festival, Mid-Autumn and Moon Festival, Double Ninth (Chung Yang), Dong Zhi.
Designed by Hendrika, mother of twin daughters from China, the maps show the general locations of orphanages that participate in international adoptions. Other adoption-related products are available at http://henimage.com/.
The award-winning Teach Me… books use familiar songs to teach children the fundamentals of foreign language vocabulary, the alphabet, numbers and colors, days of the week and much more. Each CD has been recorded using native speakers and professional musicians, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated book. Available in Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.
Hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry and wall sculptures to celebrate the process of adoption or your adopted children. Each piece is packaged with a card celebrating the joys of adoption. Also available are adoption magnets and a pendant celebrating the Tree of Life at the FANA orphanage in Bogotá, Colombia.
Cards that celebrate adoptive families: holiday cards, note cards, announcements, thank you, congratulations, and adoption day cards.