Adoption can be a very emotional time. For some families, they prefer not to announce their adoption until their child is securely in their home. For others, they are excited to let friends and family know as soon as possible so that they can offer emotional support throughout the adoption process. Whenever you decide to announce your adoption, there are several fun ways you can go about it! Here are a few ideas for your adoption announcement.
Involve the Pets
Do you have cats or dogs? They’re probably excited to get a new family member! You can put a sign in front of your dog that says “Waiting for my new best friend” if you decide to announce early. If you decide to wait to announce your adoption, you can take a snapshot of your child with the family pet and a sign that reads “Hey, I’m adopted, too!” A good idea for families with cats is to let your cat fall asleep with a pair of baby booties or with your child, then snap an adorable picture.
Do you have children who are excited to welcome a new sibling to the family? You can get them involved by doing a photoshoot where they all wear shirts that say “big brother” or “big sister”. Or, you can have them line up and take a picture of their feet next to their new sibling’s feet.
Make an Announcement in Your Holiday Letter
Do you send a letter out every holiday to give your family updates? Your plans to adopt are definitely worth including. You can briefly let your family members know that you are in the process of adopting a child and to come to you with questions. You can even include your cute adoption announcement picture as your holiday photo!
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Adoption Makes Family is here to help! We are a non-profit (501-C3) licensed adoption agency based in Maryland. Our birth parent adoption counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. If you would like our advice or just need to talk, please give us a call at any time.
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If you have any questions about how to create your adoption plan, you can contact us by e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org – or use our online contact form. Adoption Makes Family was founded to meet the needs of birth parents and adoptive parents in a manner that is sensitive, compassionate, and personal.