After over two and a half years of fostering, we are finally adopting our son! This is super exciting for us and our friends and family. We would like to celebrate this event with a child's party (similar to a birthday party but without gifts - a party for children, not geared for adults). I think a party could be a lot of fun for our son and also a good way to celebrate him at a time when he's starting to feel a bit of jealousy (we are now fostering his younger siblings, too).
But I'm also sensitive to criticism, sometimes overly sensitive. And I know that many people in the adoption community frown on celebrations of the adoption day because it's a day that symbolizes the loss of one's biolgoical parents and sometimes also one's culture. I'm also just worried about how the kids will react when it's not a birthday party. Will they be confused? I really don't want any criticism of this event. Thus, I've been procrastinating on planning the celebration. I don't have anything planned and it's only 2 weeks away! I'm considering not having a party at all and just going out to eat with family.
Am I blowing this out of proportion? WWYD?