ADOPTION WELCOMING CEREMONIES
An Adoption Welcoming Ceremony is a beautiful way to celebrate the adoption of your child or to embrace stepchildren into a newly-formed family. Because many religions only have welcoming ceremonies for newborns, families with adopted children can often feel left out.
I feel that the arrival of adopted children and stepchildren is just as joyful and important as a baby’s birth. The focus of an Adoption Welcoming Ceremony is to welcome the child into the family, to bind them emotionally to the new family, and to express love and gratitude for this child and your supportive family and friends. After all, it takes a village to raise a child!
If the adopted child is a baby, perhaps a simple Baby Naming Ceremony may be appropriate. We will review the different options together to include only the elements you and your spouse really wish to have.
If the child is older, Welcoming Ceremonies can still be deeply moving because the child (or children) may be old enough to actively participate. As this new family relationship begins, we will work together to create a custom-written ceremony that celebrates the taking of the family name and focuses on the joy and love this new addition has given all of you. View some Ceremony Enhancement ideas below.
They are the perfect visual declaration to welcome children and stepchildren into your new, blended family.
Whatever the case may be for your unique family, I will create a ceremony that focuses on each person’s expression of love and commitment, and we will celebrate your new family coming together as one.
CEREMONY ENHANCEMENTS FOR BABY