BABY NAMINGS, NEW FAMILY & ADOPTION CEREMONIES
I'm an adoptive mum myself, and my own son LOVED his Official Adoption Day in Court ('Gotcha' Day) and the huge party we had for him the following weekend. These family events are so important, so I am happy to provide services to run alongside, or in addition to, adoption court declaration days.
Not flesh of my flesh,
nor bone of my bone
but very remarkably,
all my own.
And never forget,
for a single minute,
that you weren't born
under my heart,
but in it.
Adapted from Fleur Conkling Heiliger's poem
These services really can take place ANYWHERE! Just because you may want a non-religious Christening, or feel a church ceremony is not suitable for your needs, you may still have a special ceremony to celebrate the arrival of a treasured new addition, or a change to your family.
*Adoption Ceremony & Baby-Naming Celebrant*
We can discuss wording, readings, vows and commitments. Also, you can decide whether you want to have god-parents, guide-parents or sponsors nominated, symbolic elements to your service such as hand or feet printing, wish-givings etc... Please do feel free to discuss your own family's needs.
Baby-naming, Family Blending & Adoption PRICES
Writing-only of service for delivery by third party (incl. family meeting & my research) £130
FULL SERVICE & SUPPORT. Family meeting, my research, writing, venue visit & delivery of service (option of symbolic elements) £215 - £250
'Thanks so much for your help [for the baby-naming and family blending ceremony]. It was a wonderful day and everyone enjoyed it a lot. We also were very touched by the bracelet and ribbons with your card.'