(Closed) Has anyone done an adoption fund instead of a gift registry?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you support an adoption fund instead of boxed gifts for a friend?
    Yes : (182 votes)
    78 %
    No : (51 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Honestly I have never seen it, but I think it’s one of the coolest things I’ve heard in a long time. I think it’s all about how you present it to people, but I don’t see why the majority of your guests wouldn’t be on board. I am usually very uncomfortable giving cash gifts as presents, but I would make an exception for this. 

    I’m not creative so I don’t have any cool ideas on the how..but good luck!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    @weddingnerd:  +1. If I could help make my friends’ dream of adopting a child come true, I would be absolutely thrilled to help.

    Post # 5
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    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    That sounds wonderful. There are so many children who want a home and family. If it was for an adoption fund, I’d be willing to give a lot more than I normally do to the couple.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Do it. This isn’t like people just asking for money. This makes more sense then anything else. Your wedding is about starting a family. I believe your guests would love to contribute to it. 

    Do you think people would send baby gifts instead of money though? Maybe they would maybe they would. I would clarify that the process of adoption can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Such a great idea! Our registry was a number of different charities that our guests could donate to- no gifts. Best of luck in your adoption quest-let us know how it goes:)

    Post # 8
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    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love it.  I have no idea how to present it to the guests, but I think it’s a wonderful idea.

    Post # 9
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    2753 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think this is such a sweet idea. If I were a guest, I would love it.

    Post # 10
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    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @weddingnerd:  +1

     

    I just wrote a reply similar to yours on another thread – that I don’t like cash gifts/requests.  For this I would make an exception. 

     

    Post # 11
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    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am not usually a fan of honeymoon registries, make a donation to our favorite charity “registries,” or out and out asking for cash but this is one idea I absolutely could get on board with. I’d gladly give a couple a generous cash gift or make a deposit into a special account for an adoption fund. 

     

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Do you have a wedding website set up?  If so, under the registry heading, write a short blurb about you and your fiance’s passion for wanting to expand your new family via adoption. Talk a bit about the process-the length, complexity, allude to the costs. Say something like “we have all the possessions we could possibly need.  If you would like to help us along our journey towards expanding our family, please consider a donation to our adoption fund.”  I’m sure you can make it much more eloquent. I’m working on and insomniac mind at the moment an my verbal communication skills have left me at the moment. 

     

    If you don’t have a website, maybe tell your most chatty, busybody relative or friend about your plans and ask him/her to spread word of your plans via word of mouth. 

     

    Post # 15
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    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I LOVE this idea! So sweet and personal. I don’t see how any guest wouldn’t be on board!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I adore this idea!

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