A Bridge of Love: One Family's Entrustment Ceremony

Our entrustment ceremony was a powerful way to acknowledge the loss inherent in adoption, while celebrating the new life we were embarking on together.

An entrustment ceremony can take place in a church like this one
Rituals celebrating the birth of a child are among the most ancient and universal of all human ceremonial acts. And as adoption has emerged from the shadows of secrecy, these traditions have been adapted to reflect the joys of adoption as well. Yet for all their similarities, adoption is different from birth. The meaningful difference, one that remains largely unspoken, is the legacy of loss on which adoptions are founded. Yet to deny that loss does not undo or even ...

An entrustment ceremony is an powerful place to embark on our lives as adoptive parents.

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