Adoption Welcoming

by Steve Pritchard-Jones

Have you received the delightful news your adoption is finalised and you’d like to celebrate to officially welcome your child to your loving home and to their new life?

The adoption welcoming ceremony could be a quiet and intimate occasion for just you and the children or maybe, you want to celebrate and involve family and friends.

Your ceremony can be held at an indoor or outdoor venue of your choice and on a day of your choice. Venues can include at home, hotel, hall or at a favourite venue of your choosing. It’s your day and you have total freedom when and where to hold this special celebration. 

Frequently asked questions

What is an Adoption Welcoming Ceremony?

Welcoming a child or young adult into a new family is a wonderful occasion and one to be celebrated. It’s a significant landmark, in not only their life but also that of their new loving parents. Adoption is a conscious and intentional choice, often one that is often a difficult, lengthy and sometimes stressful process. This journey should be acknowledged, and an adoption welcoming ceremony offers a powerful way to say we are all here together as one loving family.

What is an adoption welcoming ceremony?

An adoption welcoming ceremony is a celebration of a child or children joining a family.  A chance for a family to acknowledge the gift of love and togetherness. It’s the opportunity to share what a child brings to a family, a chance for new memories to be made together. And a place to accept the challenges of the past and share hopes and future dreams.

How do you personalise an adoption ceremony?

Adoption ceremonies can be personalised with a variety of different symbolic rituals such as the planting of a tree or flower, lighting of candles, and poems, reading, stories or music. If you have a religious belief this too is something that can be incorporated with prayers or readings. Grandparents and other family members of close friends can also be included with symbolic actions like a sand ceremony, where particles are blended together symbolising a bond as a family that is impossible to separate.

Supporting adults and other family members can make promises to the child and to the family to guide and support them though life’s journey.

Certificates can be signed to create a lasting memory of the ceremony. Bubbles can be blown and singing can all be incorporated to create a fun and laughter filled experience for everyone.

Every Top Note ceremony is personalised and unique to you. I will take the time to understand how you want to feel and what’s important to you and your family. This is a great place to start when we begin to talk about what to include in your special ceremony.

I’ll give you unlimited face to face and telephone support, encouragement and inspiration and together we will create the perfect meaningful ceremony that reflects your family values.

You’ll receive a bespoke ceremony officiated by me, a certificates and a copy of your ceremony script.

I understand time is precious, especially if you’re a new family. It’s my role to make sure everything runs smoothly, and the day is a beautiful occasion for you all.

Reach out for further information or for an informal no obligation chat.


Email: steve@pjtopnote.co.uk

Tel: 07988 626583

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Top Note Ceremonies

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Steve Pritchard-Jones

Steve Pritchard-Jones

I am an independent civil celebrant conducting weddings, celebration of life/funerals, commitment, civil partnership, renewal of vows, adoption welcoming, naming, pet funerals, internment or scatter of ashes, memorials service, and even divorce ceremonies in Shropshire, West Midlands, Mid and North Wales, Derbyshire, Staffordshire & throughout the UK.