Personalized silver pendant by Jeanine Payer My husband and I are pursuing domestic adoption and hope to be matched
with a birth mother soon. We know that it is traditional to give the
birth mother a gift after the baby is born, but we have no idea what to
get for a very brave woman that we will barely know, but owe so very
much to. -Natasha

How exciting, Natasha. Like you said, I imagine it’s hard to narrow down all that gratitude into a single gift of some kind, but we’re thinking that a personalized piece of jewelry would be a good choice.

I’m not sure of your budget, but you’ll find budget conscious but still lovely choices from Lisa Leonard, Suzanne Myers jewelry, or The Vintage Pearl. Perhaps choose a pendant or bracelet that combines a word and then a birthstone to offer a subtle remembrance and thank you.

Similarly, there’s a more modern version of the handstamped charm necklace available from Flying Peas, or from Heart and Stone Jewelry. If you prefer gold to silver, there’s a lovely one from Penelope Poet, including a pricier but striking option that incorporates a small diamond.

On the higher end, you can’t go wrong with the keepsakes from The Fine Art of Family which are inspired by antique motifs like watch fobs and old compacts. We also adore San Francisco’s Jeanine Payer, whose pieces feature literary and poetic quotes etched into sterling and gold. No doubt you’ll find the sentiment that seems just right for you. –Kristen

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