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Passing on toys / clothes to a sibling adopted by another family

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Bringonthesunshineplease Wed 03-Jun-15 15:11:42

Our adopted dc have other siblings including a younger baby who is currently looking being considered for a match as we understand it. I'm sorting through outgrown toys/ clothes which tbh have hardly been used due to over shopping when linked for our children and growth spurts. I suddenly wondered if before I re-home the clothes/ toy's should I keep some aside that reflect the gender of the baby to potentially pass on to the adoptive family of the sibling? My children have not met their sibling but may soon and I wondered if it would be nice for their younger sibling to get a few toys or clothes that had been used by their older siblings? Or is it likely their new family would not be keen/ interested?

I know I would have liked this for my dc and kept any small well loved items in their fairly empty memory box's but that might just be me.
How would other adopters feel about items passed from an older sibling from another adoptive family?

Thoughts? :-) Thanks

ChilliMum Wed 03-Jun-15 15:20:28

I am not an adopter but saw this in active threads so my opinion might not be very relevant. However I wanted to say I think it is a lovely idea, especially if they will have some kind of relationships. My dd's favourite outfit is a hand me down from her favourite cousin. To her it is important part of their relationship and she always asks me to save her nicer things for a younger cousin. We don't see them as much as we would like to and I think for my dd this her way of feeling connected on a more daily basis.

Velvet1973 Wed 03-Jun-15 15:31:28

We have a baby boy who has 2 older brothers placed elsewhere. I think it would be lovely to have some thing's passed on to him from his older siblings.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Wed 03-Jun-15 15:34:27

I think it would be nice to offer

Devora Wed 03-Jun-15 15:55:15

I think it would be nice to offer, too. We have so little from the birth family, I would have accepted very gratefully.

Bringonthesunshineplease Wed 03-Jun-15 21:25:50

Great to hear it could be a positively received offer if / when we make it. I think I will keep a couple of extra small toys/ clothes that the kids have really enjoyed to offer to the baby's new parent/s should there be an opportunity. Again thanks for the feedback!

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