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auntyquated · 02/02/2007 17:27

i am struggling

some friends are in the process of adopting 2 little ones. they have jsut brought them back to their house, so still have all the legal stuff.
we have bought a prsent and want to include a card BUT what should we write?

did anyone receiev a card with the 'perfect' message in it?

help me, plaese!

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KTeePee · 02/02/2007 17:32

I have always just put "Congratulations on your new baby" sort of stuff - probably what I would put if it was their birth child tbh - or are these children older?

Califrau · 02/02/2007 17:35

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auntyquated · 02/02/2007 17:53

yes, they are older....4 and 9, so it makes it different.
we haven't heard from them recently and don't know if they will be using the new family name yet or not.
i think it is cos they are older that i am struggling...also they were expected to be 'rather challenging', so talk of happy times might be a bit premature!

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auntyquated · 02/02/2007 17:54

btw - i have made the card, it is\the internal wording i am struggling with.

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Fillyjonk · 02/02/2007 17:56

friends of mine had a "coming home" party etc. Am trying to recall exact wording they used, it was rather nice. aaargh.

Califrau · 02/02/2007 17:57

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hertsnessex · 02/02/2007 17:59

what about:

" welcome home to you all, we can't wait to share in all the fun times ahead"


KristinaM · 02/02/2007 23:47

I would just offer my congratulations to the new parenst and welcome the children

if you are a VERY good friend you coudl also get your police checks done so you coudl babysit for them.......they will REALLY need some help...adopting a 9yo is VERY difficult

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