WELCOMING A CHILD
I help biological or adoptive parents, family members, friends and the community in welcoming a child into the world by conducting a ceremony of your choosing.
Known as a Baby Welcoming (or Naming or Blessing), this secular ceremony serves as an alternative to traditional religious ceremonies. Because I do not follow an externally prescribed format, parents can follow your heart and structure your baby welcoming ceremony to suit your own values and feelings.
You may wish, for example, to explain what is behind the baby's chosen name/s, introduce the child's guardians (some prefer "guide parents"), and then invite guests to offer personal blessings and symbolic gifts. This is a wonderful, heart warming way to introduce the child to his/her community.