Celebrating the Adoption of Children
There are many events in life that give cause for a celebration. An adoption ceremony for children can occur when the child is an infant, just being brought into their new home, when an older child is adopted due to a number of contributing circumstances, such as step-children, foster children and children to whom legal guardianship has been awarded. A ceremony can also be held when the child is older and has learned of their adoption.
For the older child, the ceremony allows for the child to recognize their status as an integral part of their family and for family and friends to welcome and celebrate this with them. It helps them to overcome difficulty with transitioning and fears of abandonment and rejection. it helps to raise their self-esteem as they come to realize that they are the reason for this joyful celebration.