Returning entity as Null

I am working on a proof of concept using Apollo Federation. I am running in to a bit of a snag and I’m not sure how to move forward. I’ll share a bit of my schema across to subgraphs and then explain my desired behaviour, and hopefully someone will be able to help out.

Subgraph 1:

type Offer @key(fields: "referenceId") {
  isAvailable: Boolean
  partner: String
  vertical: PreSelectionVertical
  amount: Float
  referenceId: String!

Subgraph 2:

type OfferCard implements DashboardCard {
  id: ID!
  title: String!
  createdAt: DateTime!
  updatedAt: DateTime!
  partners: [Offer]!

extend type Offer @key(fields: "referenceId") {
  referenceId: String! @external
  cardCopy: CMSOfferProduct

type CMSOfferProduct @key(fields: "id") @key(fields: "referenceId") {
  id: ID!
  createdAt: DateTime!
  updatedAt: DateTime!
  partner: String!
  referenceId: String!
  titleCopy: String!
  bodyCopy: String!
  ctaCopy: String!

We have a resolver the returns a list of DashboardCard objects, our OfferCard contains a list of referenceId referencing the offers we would like to render on this card in their preferred order. So in my resolver for OfferCard we return, essentially:

OfferCard: () => {
    return {
        partners: [{referenceId: "1"},{referenceId:"2"}

then in our resolver for Offer in __resolveReference we make an API call for the referenceIDs that are received, and return all of the fields if present, or if the offer isn’t available for the current user we return Null.

The problem is when an offer is not available for the current user, what we are receiving in our GraphQL response is:

products: [{
      "referenceId": "1",
       "vertical": null,
       "partner": null,
       "isAvailable": null,

Is it possible to, instead of have all the fields set to null and the referenceId to be defined, to have the whole object be set to null? Or, better yet, have a union on subGraph2 that is a union of two entities that exist on subGraph1 i.e union OfferResponse = Offer | OfferNotValid`

Hoping someone has a tip for how to resolve this! Thanks.

If I set any of the optional fields to required in Offer then I do receive null as desired, however it is accompanied by graphql errors which is also not desired.