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Adoption Announcements

When traditional baby announcements don't quite capture the joy of their new arrivals, many adoptive moms and dads get creative! AF staffers and readers share their adoption announcements—some hand-made, some customized, all filled with love!



See our reader reviews of six customizable announcements!

"The card was designed by a talented friend of ours, Catherine Minor, who had been housesitting for us when we went on our trip. She left the drawing with a "welcome home" note—and we liked it so much that we asked her to turn it into an announcement!"—Dan and Saara Crane, Connecticut

 

 


"My husband and I already had nine biological children when we adopted four kids from foster care. I created a card that looked like a donut box, included pictures and information about each of our children, and proudly announced that we now had a baker’s dozen."—Debbie Kartchner, Utah

 


"We found some rubber stamps with the Chinese symbols for sun, moon, sky, and star. We decorated the front of the announcement with the symbols, and wrote, 'A new star has appeared in our sky.' The inside had her photo and information. I used the stamps to decorate the envelopes, too.—Laura Hinkley, Indiana

 


"We used purplestork.com, and couldn't be happier. Everyone loved our announcements, and they are framed in many family and friends' houses."—Christine Ayala, Maryland

 


From AF readers Mike and Kara Peek:

 


"I found a quote that I loved: 'In our hearts, she was already ours; we simply had to bring her home.' I printed the quote along with our daughter’s birthdate, birth city and country, and the date we brought her home on blank cards, with the outline of Guatemala behind the text. I was so excited to finally have a girl that I printed all of the words in pink!—Cindy Swatek, Missouri

 


AF contributing editor Laura Broadwell's announcement:

 

 

 


"The inside of my handmade announcements read as follows: “With a joyful heart, I announce the final adoption of my beautiful daughter, Nivianna Faith. Faith began this journey and love will sustain.” I included her birthdate, the date we began the adoption process, and the date she joined our family.—Sharon, Florida

 


From AF readers Heather and Nathan Kanofsky:

 


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Comments

I'm an adoptive mom of a beautiful little boy from South Korea. After Nate came home, in order to stay home with him and try to pay off our adoption loan, I began my business The First Glimpse www.thefirstglimpse.com . If you go to my site, you'll see many more adorable customized announcements that I've created for the adoption community! :) I love the fact that our children came to us in such a special way and enjoy helping other families celebrate their children, while sharing their joy with family and friends!

Posted by: Alicia Wennstrom at 2:26pm Feb 13

Our beautiful daughter is adopted from Guatemala. I design custom announcements and invitations. I can make a collage, add a poem, and make a unique and modern announcement that will celebrate your beautiful children. Visit www.littleladybugdesigns.com to see some of my sample designs. I can adjust the colors, fonts, wording, and photo layout or create a brand new design at no additional cost.

Posted by: Kim at 11:40pm Aug 6

We adopted via foster care, and I couldn't find anything ready-made that worked. I found www.2peas1pod.com online and couldn't have been happier! It's a husband and wife team, and Stephanie was so great to work with -- everything is customizable, and she'll continue to e-mail and send proofs back and forth until it's just right. I plan to use them again once we finalize the adoption of our youngest daughter within the next month or so.

Posted by: Melodie at 10:54am Sep 3

I recently noticed that www.AdoptionCardShop.com now offers Adoption Announcements, in addition to their many other cards for adoption occasions. The Announcements have really nice graphics that would be suitable to send out for the adoption of children of different ages, or even sibling adoptions. There are blank lines inside the card to write in details about your child, and itís even possible to request your information be pre-printed. Take a look at their selection; itís really worth checking out!

Posted by: Anne K at 9:29am Mar 31

I recently noticed that www.AdoptionCardShop.com now offers Adoption Announcements, in addition to their many other cards for adoption occasions. The Announcements have really nice graphics that would be suitable to send out for the adoption of children of different ages, or even sibling adoptions. There are blank lines inside the card to write in details about your child, and itís even possible to request your information be pre-printed. Take a look at their selection; itís really worth checking out!

Posted by: Anne K at 9:29am Mar 31

We also used www.2peas1pod.com and I can't recommend Stephanie enough! The process was easy, the announcement was beautiful. I still have people asking 2+ years later where I got our daughter's announcement.

Posted by: Laura at 10:43am Apr 7

I used www.storkavenue.com. Thye ahd nice wordings for adopoption announcements but I chose a design from their general collection and they helped me customize it. Great services and inexpensive too!

Posted by: Julia at 1:57pm May 19

There is a great reasource at http://www.heartsongcards.com There they have adoption announcements for all different types of adoptive families including multi child, single parent, older child, most anything you can think of. They also have customized cards. This company has been created specifically for adoption cards. Great designs and service.

Posted by: Lonnie at 4:56pm May 23

I've started an ♥ Adoption Announcements ♥ section to my store, Starzraven. These can be found here: http://bit.ly/bKw0Vv I will be adding more as time goes on and I take special requests for designing! (ie. multiple child adoption) Thank you everyone! Best wishes to all!

Posted by: Amy / Starzraven at 2:53pm Jul 9

At http://giftskins.com - and dont forget the baptism/christening cards at http://christeningcards.net

Posted by: chris at 10:35am Aug 17

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