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Old 08-12-2006, 05:24 PM
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Adoption finalization party

We will finalize DD's adoption on Sept. 11th. We plan to have a party with our family and friends to celebrate at a local park. I am having trouble coming up with the wording for the invitations. I have something like this "Please help us celebrate our joy in becoming DD's legal parents"
This sounds just a little too clinical for me. I also don't want people to bring gifts. Everyone was so incredibly generous when she was born. I know that it is not appropriate to put "no gifts please" on the invitations, but I don't know how else to get the point across.

Did anyone do anything similar? Do you have a better way to word the invitations?

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Old 08-12-2006, 05:29 PM
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This was our wording:

We send out post cards on the front of the card it said :

Happy Adoption Day :

Our adoption is final...
Come celebrate with us !

on the other side it said :
Adoption Day is here
Let'sCelebrate !
No gifts please

But people still brought gifts !

Good Luck
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:50 PM
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How about "We're finally finalized!" Then, give other details?
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:06 PM
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How about, Please celebrate with us as we finalize our adoption instead of please help us celebrate?

Congratulations, by the way!!!
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:10 AM
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Our experience

Our invitations said " It's Official! Zachary is finally a forever (insert last name) kid! " and we used the phrase "Your presence is your present."
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by redfred
Our invitations said " It's Official! Zachary is finally a forever (insert last name) kid! " and we used the phrase "Your presence is your present."

I like saying something along this line. Your presence is present enough or something like that. I didn't send official invitations with either adoptioin. We did word of mouth and email! If I am blessed with a next time then I am coming back here and reading all these great ideas!
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:02 AM
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Hi... when we finally finalized our son was just over 2 years old. With the uncertainty of the adoption there were still a lot of my husbands relatives that had not met him. We wanted to have a big party. I ordered birth announcements through snapfish. It said "There's a New Sheriff in Town". Under that I put his new full name, born, home, It's Official, with the dates and then Proud Parents and our names. In the same envelope I had a flyer printed out that said at the top. "Come Celebrate our Joy" with date, time, place. I added some clip art of hotdogs, hamburgers and stuff like that. At the bottom it said "Your presence is our greatest present - no other gifts please. We had a great time. Have fun with it. Cheri
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:10 AM
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We sent out birth announcements when we brought him home that I made from a black and white photo of him. The text said: LIFE IS A BLEND OF PREDICTION AND SURPRISE. H joined our family on (date)

Later, for finalization, we made invites w/ H's handprint on them that said :
Adoption finalized (date.)
Thanks to our friends and family for all your support.
Please join us at * to celebrate.
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:46 AM
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How about something like, Today (date) is the day that we've completed our family. Please join .... Please no gifts. Having you celebrate with us is a gift in itself.

Signed with Facilitator 10/04
Matched with bparents 01/05
Born 05/13/05 and home with us 05/16/05
Finalized 04/26/06

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