(Closed) Adopition in your wedding ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you mean putting a ring on your sons finger?!?!  Because I would advise against that on the grounds of conflicting symbolism.  If he wants to be the ring-bearer of YOUR rings he can certainly do that.  🙂

I think the sand idea is pretty neat.  Maybe you and your Fiance could add your sand first, then your son can add his.  That way he’s not “stealing your spotlight” so to speak.

Very thoughtful idea to sign the adoption papers at the ceremony.  It shows that your Fiance isn’t just marrying you; he’s marrying your whole family.  <3  It should come after the vows though, so he’s already your husband before he adopts your son.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

On the TLC show 4 weddings, a family that was joining gave her daughter a necklace. I thought that was a nice gesture. Depending on the age of your son, a necklace could be nice. I agree with the previous poster, that a ring would be slightly conflicting symbolism. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about matching friendship bracelets between your Fiance and your son?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What about a special watch?  

 

About signing the adoption papers during the ceremony… it sounds like a neat idea, but I’ll just point out another perspective as well.  It could also be nice to have a separate adoption “party” after the signing of the papers (at a different time, not at the wedding).  Depending on how old your son is, he may like having a special time to celebrate his new dad rather than during the ceremony.  Also, if something unfortunate were to happen (i.e. things didn’t work out with your FI), he will still be your son’s dad – and you might not want your son to think that we won’t be his dad because he signed the papers during the wedding ceremony (if that makes sense).  Like I said, just a different perspective.  I’m sure whatever you guys decide will be fine!

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