A Very Special
This special piece of adoption jewelry, The Cherished Wish® Pendant,
affirms the love you have for your child, acknowledges
his or her love for you, and includes the presence
of the mother who gave him or her life.
a gift, this necklace symbolizes the vitally important
roles that the adoptive mother and the birth mother
play in the world of an adoptee. Your love makes it
possible for your child to openly accept their two
mothers, and this necklace represents the gifts of
life and love that two mothers impart.
With your help, your child learns to deal with adoption
grief and loss. In gifting your child with this Mother
Child Pendant, you help make sense of their circumstances,
validate their feelings, and let them know that they
aren't walking through the tough feelings alone.
You may also want to purchase a necklace for yourself,
wearing it in visible support of your child, and of
their ties to you and to their birth mother.
Cherished Wish pendant is an original design by adoptive
mom Sherra Buckley. It is sterling silver (measures
5/8" x 7/16") and comes on either an 18"
sterling silver beaded chain (for a girl) or an 18"
leather chain (for a boy) for a boy. EMK Press packages
the necklace in a royal blue satin drawstring pouch
(3" x 4") for special gift giving. Also
included is one of our Jinshin Peasant Painting notecards.
For your Daughter
With this pendant comes a poem that has been especially
created for EMK Press by Jean MacLeod that helps explain
some of the feelings your child might be experiencing
and helps you as a parent with this wonderful tool
for your adopted child. This is printed on 8.5 x 11
star paper shown at left. It is suitable for framing
for your Daughter's room. Here is the poem:
isn't always easy,
but good or bad, nothing in life is without challenges.
You are a wise girl with a wonderful spirit,
and I think you will appreciate
what this necklace symbolizes:
The Sun is your birthmother, who gave you life.
The Star is YOU, of course!
And the Heart is me,
your forever mom, who loves you, and cares for you,
and makes a home with you.
I know adoption can be hard to understand
and I know you think about your birthmother.
It can be a struggle to make sense of your feelings,
but I believe your feelings and experiences
will someday make you a strong
and brave-hearted woman.
You will also be the BEST of both your moms--
this pendant comes a poem that has been especially
created for EMK Press by Carrie Kitze and Jean MacLeod
that helps explain some of the feelings your child
might be experiencing and helps you as a parent with
this wonderful tool for your adopted child. This is
also printed on 8.5 x 11 star paper and is suitable
for framing for your Son's room. Here is the poem:
This medal is a symbol of you
and the gifts that make us family.
From the sun comes a son.
Strong, courageous, truthful, unmolded.
Your birthmother gave you life
And started you on this journey.
From my heart I give guidance and support,
I want you to know that I will be your mom forever,
Loving, caring, nurturing, proud,
Watching as your life unfolds.
With each of life's experiences
You will learn more about yourself
And where you fit in this world.
From the sun and stars and the heart of two mothers,
Let your special gifts shine
With a light, a direction, and a purpose
That is yours alone.
©2005 Carrie Kitze and Jean MacLeod