They aren’t a new thing. They are exactly like receiving a New Baby announcement. Respond the exact same way. If you’d normally send a Congrats card or gift do so. Adoption is as exciting as a brand new baby especially to the new parents; even if the child is older, part of a sibling group, had previously been the parents foster child they are now able to adopt, or has special needs. Its celebration time and your acknowledgement will go a long way with the new family!
Adoption Announcements can be specially ordered or handmade. Decide if you are sending an individual annoucement for each child or a group one if adopting siblings. If you are having an adoption ceremony or celebration you could include the invitation. Consider including a list of Positive Adoption Language if you think your loved ones will be more comfortable knowing the most PC terms. The important information on the announcement is the child’s name as it’ll read on the newly issued birth certificate, birth date and the word “forever”. Adoption education isn’t a taught subject in school and some people just don’t understand that adoption is, is, is forever. It’ll be reassuring that your child is your child no matter what issues may develop in the coming years.
Lovely homemade ones can be done on colored note cards with a picture showing off your new child, hand printed, made on a computer, ordered or done as an e-card:
The Jones Family proudly announces the adoption of
Suzy Q Jones
Date of Birth
Our dearly adored son
-Date of Birth-
Joining proud parents Jose and Janie Doe, and brother and sister Joe and Jan Doe
The mannerism rule for adoption announcements is this: “Celebrate the child as you would any child/baby!”