We’ve done our best to think of every single thing a new adoptive parent might need. However, please remember to adjust your registry for the age of child you are going to receive. This particular registry is for a 6-18 month old baby; if you’re adopting a newborn or an older child, make sure you adjust clothing and diaper sizes accordingly, and pick travel options that are appropriate. Good luck on your adoption odyssey!
The average cost of adopting a child is between $30,000 and $40,000 (which doesn’t even include the cost of their gear). In addition, there’s the cost of travel: airfare, hotel, transportation, food, plus attorney and government fees if applicable. So don’t be shy: give your friends and family a chance to chip in. If you use BabyList, you can even give friends and family a secure way to donate online, right on your registry page!
This handy little baby carrier will work perfectly for an older baby; you can put them in any position, depending on whether they want to snuggle or look out and see the world!
These silicone bottles let you manually squeeze them to help the baby drink!
Bring plenty of sterilized nipples with you on your adoption journey.
A nice healthy and organic formula to nourish your baby.
This machine mixes bottles for you! It’s as easy as can be. “The Formula Pro measures and mixes water with powdered formula to the perfect temperature and consistency every time.”
These work both as burp cloths and as bibs, making them equally useful for different ages of baby.
This compact high chair is a great space saver and is easy to take with you to restaurants. A great option for letting baby sit with you wherever you go.
This is bowl, plate, and placemat all in-one; and it’s in the shape of a gigantic smiley face. What could be better?
If your adopted baby is going to be ready for solids when you get them, these spoons are great (especially for sensitive, teething gums).
Any brand, any quantity-just bring plenty with you when you travel to pick up the little one.
One of the best diaper pails on the market.
Because it makes the diaper-changing experience ultra-comfortable.
Protect your changing pad from inevitable accidents.
This capacious diaper bag will serve you well, wherever you’re going.
The ideal solution for preventing and treating diaper rash.
FOR THE NURSERY
A practical crib that will convert to a toddler bed and a daybed as your child grows; a great way to save money if you take the long view.
Loose blankets can be a hazard in the crib, but these sleeping bags are totally safe! They’re perfect for an infant that needs to be snug but is old enough to resist being swaddled all night long.
These fun and beautiful pieces of muslin can be anything you need them to be: stroller or nursing covers, changing pad covers, burp cloths, tummy time blankets, and more.
Celebrate the successful accomplishment of your adoption quest.
For making sure your new baby’s okay at all times.
You can easily and safely install this in any car in seconds; perfect for traveling. Also the harness adjusts to any size of child.
Protect that fancy car seat from goop and mess.
Since babies have to ride facing the rear of the car, this is for peek-a-boo purposes.
This stroller folds up really easily and will be easy to gate check on the plane.
Easy to store and appropriate for any age/size of baby.
Because your new baby is a real rock star.
This cute travel bath caddy for your baby includes everything you’ll need, including a rubber ducky! Take it on the plane: it’s totally TSA compliant.
Clothing & Accessories
Having a pacifier attached to a new toy makes it that much more comforting.
Give your baby wear this proud declaration of bottomless love to wear.
Give your baby a bodysuit that represents the location of their new home! Washington is pictured here, but you can buy a onesie like this for any state.
Because your amazing new baby was definitely worth the wait.
A onesie to express the celebration you feel.
A heart-shaped cloud of words expressing pure joy.
Unlike other infant booties, these actually stay on the baby’s feet. And they’re so cozy.
Keep their little head nice and snug. Make sure you get the right size.
These are the softest jammies ever: perfect for your new baby’s comfort. Take care that you get the right size.
So that your baby can come home to something that’s lots of fun!
A keepsake album designed especially for adoptive families.
A mama fox tells her baby fox the story of how she longed to adopt him and how happy she was when she finally found him.
A charming storybook about preparing your home for your adopted baby; leaves readers in tears.
A story of one baby’s journey from her birth parents in China to her adoptive parents on the other side of the world.
A true story about two male penguins at the zoo who get to adopt a baby penguin.
A helpful book for those considering an open adoption and wondering how to navigate that.
Tremendously useful research on how adoptive parents can help children from troubled backgrounds or with special behavioral or emotional needs.