Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley have finally stepped out with their newly adopted daughter. The couple brought their baby girl to a friend’s house in Beverly Hills on Saturday, reports UsMagazine.com. The couple announced the adoption on April 25th, though they did not release the name of their new daughter or other details. Heigl and Kelley are already parents to Naleigh, who they adopted from South Korea in 2009. “Josh and I started talking about [adoption] before we were even engaged,” said Heigl in February. “My sister Meg is Korean, and my parents adopted her three years before I was born. I wanted my own family to resemble the one I came from, so I always knew I wanted to adopt from Korea.”
How do you introduce your new child to your friends and family?
Introducing your new children to friends and family is always an exciting task. Here are a few ideas:
1. Small get-together: Parties are much too overwhelming for children, and especially babies, to handle. Have a small get-together instead so you can introduce your new child to friends and family in a calm, friendly setting.
2. Prepare your friends: With adopted children, it’s important that your friends and family don’t intimidate your new son or daughter. Talk to your friends before hand and tell them a bit about your child’s situation.
3. Continued meetings: Most children will not remember a face that they’ve only seen once. If you want your friends and family to be a part of your child’s life, make sure that they are frequent visitors. The sense of familiarity will be a comfort to your child.
How would you introduce a newly adopted child to your friends and family? Feel free to leave a comment below.