My husband and I just decided and made the first step to adopt a child. This is a super exciting time in our life, and I’d like to share it with people. But I feel like a simple Facebook post just isn’t the right way or doesn’t do the announcement justice.
There is just so much different kind of baggage/questions with our decision. Even the people I’ve told face to face, people I trust, have questioned our decision. I feel like people don’t ask these kinds of questions when people announce their pregnancy.
I’m wondering if any offbeat readers have any suggestions/feedback/or advice on announcing that you are adopting a child? -Laura
I have a suggestion… People send out pregnancy announcements, why not send out adoption announcements? Mailing something out is personal, and it’s also a one-way convo! We’re adopting a mother fucking kid, your opinion on the matter isn’t necessary.
What about asking someone who isn’t being weird about your decision to throw you an adoption shower? If you make the announcement with a party, people can’t help but be celebratory.
Besides parties and fancy cards, what are the ways you adoptive parents announced your happy news to a potentially dubious audience?