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Buy Adoption Cards – £1.99 each

We offer a range of adoption cards covering approval, placement and naming / adoption days. They come complete with an envelope and cost just £1.99 each plus postage and packaging.

Buy Adoption Books

As adopters ourselves, we’ve read a lot (!) of books over the years and thought it would be helpful to provide links to some that we have found helpful, or our friends have found useful.

Buy Adoption Gifts

Buying gifts for friends or family can sometimes be a bit tricky. We’ve listed a number of gifts that we either received or bought for other adopters which we think are really nice.

OUR RANGE OF ADOPTION CARDS – ONLY £1.99 + POSTAGE

Cards for recently approved adopters

Approval is a big step in what can be a long process for prospective adopters. For some this could mark two years in to the process of adopting a child. It’s a special occasion that is worth marking and celebrating.

Cards for recent child / children placement

The day that an adoptive family take home their child or children is the ultimate goal and is both a happy and quite scary time! We have cards for single parent adopters as well as couples adopting.

Cards for adoption naming days

Naming day comes when the final legal paperwork has been completed and the child or children can take their adoptive parent’s surname. This is cause for big celebration and often a party is thrown.

Cards for international adoption

There are many ways to adopt, either from the UK or internationally. As such, we’ve tried to cover as many bases as possible and offer global adoption cards as well. Our range will continue to grow over time.

OTHER GOOD THINGS TO KNOW

Read our adoption blog

Having adopted two children ourselves, we’ve learnt a thing or two over the years, why not read our adoption blog to see if what we’ve learnt can help you too.

Fast processing of orders

Orders received by 5pm are posted the next working day using Royal Mail First Class post in hard backed envelopes for added protection.

Secure online payment

You can order adoption cards from us using your credit card, debit card or by PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to buy our cards, just choose the option to pay with a card at the checkout.

Mobile friendly website

We’re mobile friendly! You can browse our shop and order greetings cards on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – whatever works best for you.

OUR LATEST ADOPTION BLOG POSTS

Book Review 5: William Wobbly and the Very Bad Day by Sarah Naish & Rosie Jefferies

Book Review 5: William Wobbly and the Very Bad Day by Sarah Naish & Rosie Jefferies

This book strikes me as one to use a puppet with. I found this great one which is just like SPARK the dragon. We’ve used puppets a lot in our therapy sessions as it allows Owl to act out and ‘voice’ things – but it’s not ‘them’. The therapist has then picked up on the key parts by saying to the puppet “Oh dear I imagine Spark found that VERY scary. I’m wondering if spark thought it would be easier to stay quiet during those scary fights” or things along this line. Owl has reacted VERY well to this and it’s something we’ve done at home. We’ve bought a few puppets here and there and when re-reading these books with both kids, we let them act out the stories, ask questions and they seem to voice things they otherwise wouldn’t say – as it’s not them it’s “spark”!

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Book Review 4: Spark Learns to Fly by Judith Foxon

This book strikes me as one to use a puppet with. I found this great one which is just like SPARK the dragon. We’ve used puppets a lot in our therapy sessions as it allows Owl to act out and ‘voice’ things – but it’s not ‘them’. The therapist has then picked up on the key parts by saying to the puppet “Oh dear I imagine Spark found that VERY scary. I’m wondering if spark thought it would be easier to stay quiet during those scary fights” or things along this line. Owl has reacted VERY well to this and it’s something we’ve done at home. We’ve bought a few puppets here and there and when re-reading these books with both kids, we let them act out the stories, ask questions and they seem to voice things they otherwise wouldn’t say – as it’s not them it’s “spark”!

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ABOUT US – WE’RE ADOPTERS TOO!

What is the adoption card shop?

Adoption is becoming more and more prevalent in the UK with hundreds of children in the system waiting to be adopted each year. Even on a recent visit to the cinema with our own adopted children, there was an advert for adoption mixed in amongst the standard fare of Haribo and Nintendo adverts.

When we adopted, we were part of an adoption circle of seven couples (our antenatal group of sorts) and when it came to congratulating each other on adoption approval, placement and naming days, there was really no greeting cards to suit what is such a unique occasion, which for adoptive parents is often more emotionally charged than having a birth child.

As a result, we decided it was time to create our own range of cards to help adoptive families, grandparents, siblings and friends celebrate such special occasions with their loved ones.

It’s early days for our little website so currently our range comprises of just a dozen cards, but we plan to continue to design and grow the range as time goes on, so please do check back again from time-to-time.

Who we are

We are adopters who ourselves went through a three year process to adopt our two children. We understand adoption, the joys and highs, but also the stresses and strains.

Rather than supplying more generic cards, we’ve created a range of cards with special meaning and messages that we would have welcomed and we hope your friends and family will as well.


 

Further help, reading & gifts

As adoptive parents ourselves, we found a range of information helpful which we want to share. This isn’t just for perspective adopters or new adopters, but there’s also great resources for grand parents, friends and siblings who will be welcoming an adopted child or children in to their wider family circle.

View suggested adoption books  |  view adoption gift ideas  |  read our blog