Congratulate Someone on the Birth or Adoption of a Child • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1Start with a direct statement of congratulations, acknowledging the significance of the event.
2Mention the gift if you are giving one.
3Express anticipation for a happy future.


Few events are more important than the arrival of a child. The parents are usually bursting with pride, eager to show off their baby, and fishing for compliments. Gratify them.

Example Letter #1


Congratulations on the birth of your precious new arrival. Now you begin a new adventure in learning that true happiness really does come from selfless service. You will have ample opportunity to learn this lesson.

Please accept my wishes for the best of luck and success as you begin this new phase of family life.

P.S. I have sent you a small gift by mail and it should arrive in a few days. I hope you like it.

Example Letter #2


Congratulations! We were happy to hear of your family's newest addition. It really takes a special couple to endure that long adoption process, and we admire you and your wife for your perseverance and sacrifice. We are sure it will be well worth the effort. Your new addition is lucky to have you as his parents.

We wish you many rewarding years as a happy family.

Example Letter #3


Congratulations! Those nine long months have finally ended and the result is your beautiful baby girl. When I saw her through the hospital nursery window the other day, I immediately saw both you and your husband in her tiny face. She's an angel.

I'm sorry that I couldn't attend the baby shower, but I still wanted to send a present. It should arrive in a few days.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy every minute you have with your beautiful little girl.

Example Letter #4


How wonderful to hear of your new arrival! Little Eric is a beautiful child. You have my warmest congratulations. Adoption of an infant is a very special opportunity and a very great blessing.

I have included a certificate for six months of diaper service. I hope you and Eric find it useful. What a joy it will be to see this beautiful child grow up in the home of one of my dearest friends!

Write Your Letter Step-by-Step


Start with a direct statement of congratulations, acknowledging the significance of the event.

Example Sentences for Step 1

Example Phrases for Step 1