Announce the Birth or Adoption of a Baby (Public Announcement) • Letter Templates and Guide

Guide

1State the sex of the child, date of birth, parents' names and hometowns, and grandparents' names, if appropriate. Include weight and length, if the newspaper allows it.
2To the degree you feel is appropriate, add additional personal sentiments, or comments about other family ties.

Tips

This announcement will normally be sent to a newspaper and will contain fewer personal comments than a personal letter. There are no hard and fast rules about how to state the names of parents. Although most parents will share the same surname, some parents will be unmarried, some will be single parents, and others, although married, will have different surnames. Your choice will reflect your own situation, attitude, and values. If you want to add any commentary beyond the basic information of birth, weight, height, etc., check with your newspaper for guidelines. Expect to pay a fee for this announcement.

Example Letter #1

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John and Jane Doe announce the birth of their beautiful baby daughter who came into their home July 12, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 20 inches.

Her arrival was long-awaited. The family expresses appreciation for the support of friends and the medical staff at Springfield General Hospital.

Example Letter #2

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John and Jane Doe are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, Eric, on February 28. Eric's proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doe and Mrs. Anne Johnson.

Example Letter #3

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John and Jane Doe are elated to announce their adoption of a beautiful baby boy.

Little Eric was born healthy and happy on October 19, and is welcomed into a home full of love.

Example Letter #4

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John and Jane Doe are delighted to announce the arrival of a new member of the family, Mary, a beautiful baby girl born on February 10 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. Big brother, John Jr., and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Doe and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brown join in welcoming Mary to the family.

Example Letter #5

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John and Jane Doe are overjoyed to announce the adoption of an adorable baby boy, John Jr., who was born December 14. We are enjoying him more than you can imagine. He's the best Christmas present ever for the Doe family.

Write Your Letter Step-by-Step

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State the sex of the child, date of birth, parents' names and hometowns, and grandparents' names, if appropriate. Include weight and length, if the newspaper allows it.

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