Whether you are hosting an adoption baby shower for a newborn, or celebrating the adoption of an older child, a party is in order! A big one!
Below are some festive and fun ways to welcome a new child into the family!
There are many different reasons and scenarios to celebrate when adopting a child. Some examples are:
- Baby shower before baby arrives
- Adoption finalization party
- Adoption welcome party for older child
- Baby shower / party to celebrate the foster to adopt parents
As a general guideline, if the child is under 2 years old, it is okay to host an adoption baby shower.
If the child is over the age of 2, you should have an adoption celebration party or welcome home party!
Another tip is to wait until the new baby or child has officially been adopted and is living at the house.
This will allow for everyone to meet the new child, and you will know exact clothing sizes, shoe sizes, appropriate toys to get, etc.
FREE Printable Adoption Party Signs Or Child’s Room Wall Art
We designed this free printable wall art to make your celebration even easier!
Print, frame and use to decorate an adoption celebration, birthday, or room decor. Also makes a perfect gift!
Adoption Party Or Adoption Baby Shower Invitation Ideas
Celebrate a new child by including you special family and friends in the event.
Start off the celebration by sending out some beautiful adoption baby shower invitations or party announcements.
You can choose any cute theme idea you wish – and then personalize it with wording for an adoption shower or party.
Some cute and creative adoption wording ideas are below.
Since not all adoption showers or celebrations are for newborns, be sure to include the child’s age, gender, clothing size in the adoption invitations.
Adoption Quotes And Party Invitation Wording Ideas:
- Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy. ~ Author Unknown
- The adoption is complete – there’s a sweet little girl for you to meet
- The adoption is complete – there’s a new little boy for you to meet
- Worth The Wait
- However Motherhood Comes To You – It’s A Miracle
- Wanted. Loved, Chosen, Adopted.
- Dreams Come True – Please Help Us In Celebrating The Arrival Of Our New Little One
- Families Grow With Love
Printable Adoption baby shower / celebration Wall Art Sign – 8×10″
Use this cute, printable adoption sign at a an adoption celebration, to hang in a room, or as a prop in a photo shoot.
Print and frame!
“Mint To Be” Adoption Baby Shower Favor Idea
The “Mint To Be” theme is most commonly used for weddings, but it is also perfect for adoption party favors!
Adoptions are so special and truly are “Mint To Be!”
Add some cute printable “Mint To Be” favor tags to a roll of mints that has been wrapped in cute scrapbook paper or burlap (as shown above.) You can also use mint tins or Tic Tacs as well.
Adoption Party Ideas For
Games & Decorations
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What a sweet way to welcome a new child to the family – this adoption baby shower / party sign can be placed at the front door for guests to see when they arrive.
Or you can place on the gift table or hang it on the wall.
To make this adoption baby party sign, paint the glass portion of a picture frame with chalkboard paint, let dry, write on the frame with chalk pens.
So easy and so adorable!
S’More Love Adoption Party Favors
Bundle up some yummy graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars for the cutest adoption baby shower favor idea!
Add these printable “We’re adding S’more love to our family” favor tags – and you have the cutest favor idea!
Here is an example of how to package the s’more ingredients up. So cute and easy!
We Found The Missing Piece –
adoption wishes puzzle
Puzzle pieces are symbolic of adopting a child – the missing “piece” to the family is finally in place.
This baby shower / adoption party activity is so sweet and will create a keepsake that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Purchase a blank puzzle and have each guest write their advice or words of wisdom on a puzzle piece. Make sure they sign their name so you know who wrote the kind words.
After the party, the new parents put the puzzle together, preserve it with puzzle saver and hang on the wall in the baby’s nursery or child’s room.
A Baby Adoption Poem
I didn’t give you the gift of life, but in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real, as if it had been so.
For us to have each other, is like a dream come true.
No, I didn’t give you the gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.
– author unknown
Adoption Baby Shower Etiquette
We had a reader write in asking if there were any special etiquette rules to follow when dealing with an adoption party / shower.
Our advice was to wait and throw an adoption celebration once the baby or child had been officially adopted – just to make sure all of the paperwork had been finalized.
Also, be sure to include the name, age, gender, where the new parents are registered & clothing / shoe size.
There has been some debate if it is okay to include the clothing and shoe size in the adoption party invitation. Some think it is rude to suggest they bring a gift. Our advice: go with your gut. If you feel like your guest list is laid back and would welcome the helpful info – then by all means, include it. If not, leave it out.
Printable Baby Shower
Adoption Wall Art
We created this print to be used to decorate the shower or adoption party.
Then it can be given to the parents as a gift – to be hung in the child’s room.
It is listed in our shop and is available as an instant download.
Simply print, trim and frame! – and it doubles as shower decor and a baby shower gift!
Adoption Party Cake Ideas
“We Found The Missing Piece” adoption finalization cakes are the perfect way to welcome a precious new child into the family!
The “puzzle piece adoption theme” has become so popular, we just love it!
Adoption Celebration Party Supplies
O’fish’ally Adopted Party Theme
These are the cutest “It’s O’Fish’ial adoption party treats! To make them:
- dip marshmallows in white chocolate that has been melted and colored with blue food coloring
- poke a lollipop stick into each marshmallow
- dip the end into crushed graham crackers
- add a Goldfish Cracker
Adoption Banners & Balloons
Make a mini banner to string over the adoption celebration cake, or make a big one to hang over the mantle.
Other banner wording ideas include:
- forever family
- happy gotcha day
- our story
- finally complete
- welcome little one
- the missing piece
- worth the wait
- child of God
Favor Ideas For An Adoption Party
Wording ideas for favor tags – can also be used on adoption party invitations too:
Daniel is o-fish-ally ours! – hand out goldfish crackers in baggies, or fishy soaps or chocolates.
The mold above is for easily making fish chocolates or soaps!
A child sent from Heaven
A child that I call mine.
Though not of our creation
She’s our child by God’s design.
Worth The Wait
You were born in our hearts
Love makes a family
We wished for you
I made some FREEEE printable favor tags for you – here.
Adoption Decoration Ideas
This is a wonderful alternative to a baby shower guest book.
The mommy and baby elephants are spraying water droplets up into the air – and guests write their name and well-wishes into each droplet.
Click on the pic for more info.
How To Make Balloon Arches
Learn how to transform ordinary balloons into beautiful, baby shower masterpieces! Get the full scoop, here!
Adoption Shower Gift Ideas
This beautiful “adoption is a miracle” tapestry makes the perfect adoption party gift! It is printed on canvas and can be hung on the wall. You can get it here.
These special books are a popular staple among adoptive families. They both tell a sweet story about adoption and love. Click on the pics for more info.
Be sure to visit our Personalized Baby Gifts page for sentimental gifts – perfect for newly adopted babies or children.
Adoption Day Photo Sign
This is such a wonderful way to introduce and announce the official day you adopted your little loved one!
The suite this little guy is wearing just melts my heart!
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