Sometimes due to time and other life happenings, it just makes sense to buy your adoption announcements. If you just don't have time to make your adoption announcements yourself, take what little time you have and check out the following Web sites. There are plenty of different designs offered, from photo adoption announcements to printed cards. These options also vary in price. See what works for you.
Not in any particular order:
- Tiny Prints
Started by three friends, Tiny Prints offers a variety of adoption announcements including photo announcements and printed cards.
- PhotoInnovation.com by Chouette Design Group
Photo adoption announcements created with photos of your child. Lisa Hovis studied fine art and graphic design in college, and started Chouette (pronounced Shoe-ette) Design Group in 1999. Your design is suited to the age of your child. This may be a great option for older child adoptions!
- Little Ladybug Designs
A variety of designs that can be customized for your child. All utilizing photos of your new addition.
CardsDirect was founded in 1998, and offers several adoption announcements including photo announcements and printed cards.
- Purple Stork
Purple Stork has been creating unique custom photo birth announcements since October 2004. Judging from their Web site they have a great sense of humor, which I think makes any transaction a bit more fun. They also offer the unique option of designing an adoption announcement for $35.00 with your photos, then they send you a high-resolution jpeg file so you can print your own cards.
- The First Glimpse
Based out of Texas, The First Glimpse offers beautiful photo adoption announcements designed by owner Alicia M. Wennstrom. You can choose the wording of your cards as well as help design your own unique adoption announcement if you don't see a design that fits.
- Adoption Card Shop
Adoptive parent, Patricia Bubb, started Adoption Card Shop when she noticed the need for more resources for adoptive families that need greeting cards to celebrate. I feel a couple would be appropriate for an older child adoption, and most very appropriate for a China adoption. Also find cards for Birth Mother's day, National Adoption Month, Gothcha Day, and Happy Adoption Day.
- Stork Avenue
Stork Avenue began nearly 16 years ago, on Bob and Sue Hunter's dining room table. They offer a few photo adoption announcements, but the majority are printed cards. Lots of designs to choose from here.
They may have only a few options, the fact that they will mail your finished adoption announcements to friends and family may make up for the few choices.