Adoption/ Family Union Ceremony
I am delighted that you are considering me as your Celebrant for your Adoption/Family Union ceremony, and hope that we can work together to create a beautiful ceremony.
This is similar to the Baby Naming/Welcoming Ceremony and offers a wonderful opportunity of acknowledging and welcoming a new child into your family and celebrate getting through the lengthy adoption process!
Adoption and Family Union ceremonies are not legally binding and do not have any legal status, they are more about recognising the gift of love and the celebration of family. The ceremony can be carried out in your garden or any venue that has significance to you
Together, we will create a beautiful, relaxed and bespoke service which can be as traditional or modern as you like, including poems, readings, music and blessings that reflect personal beliefs and values and that resonate with you and signifies your union as a family.
We can also include some elements which will symbolically welcome your child to the family, such as identifying and recognising guardians or guide-parents who may make pledges along with you, grandparents and perhaps great-grandparents in a wonderful joint celebration. You may wish to write your own pledges, or if you wish, I can assist you in writing perfect words which promise to support your child as he/she grows up.
The ceremony will be unique to you; we can include a mini ceremony within it should you so wish such as the lighting of a unity candle; each member of the family lights the Child’s personalised candle, or a sand ceremony, where each family member pours different coloured sand into a glass vessel, this works well if other siblings are present and symbolises the joining of a family. Perhaps you would like some bubbles to be blown/released? There are many options we can discuss.
I would be more than happy to offer a free, no obligation meeting to discuss your requirements and give you the opportunity to get to know me.
It is now time to celebrate that your child is finally with you, let’s make it a wonderful occasion to cherish!
Adoption Ceremonies from £350
I am based in Oxted, Surrey, my fees include travel within one hour from my home. I am willing to travel across the South East of England, travel expenses may be added dependent on location. Should you require my services outside this area please get in touch so we can discuss this in more detail.
All prices include one optional, complimentary mini-ceremony. Please refer to Special Ceremony Rituals/Mini Ceremonies for further information. Additional mini ceremonies can be added but will incur an additional charge.