Easter Traditions and Adoption

This article talks about the balance in celebrating Easter traditions and other holidays. If your child is adopted from an international country or from a different religious background than your family, traditions can differ. How do you incorporate new and old into your child’s life?

Does your adoptive family have special Easter traditions?

Every holiday holds a time for family, worship, and fellowship (and food). Easter is no different. We come together to celebrate and worship and have a little fun. Yet for adoptive families, especially those who have adopted internationally, unique questions, decisions, and preparation go into these treasured holiday celebrations. When it comes to Easter, do you include the traditions from their home country? Should you make new traditions or keep the old ones? What if their home country didn’t celebrate Easter?


Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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