I am thrilled to announce that I am now available for non-religious baby blessing ceremonies. After leading and an incredibly meaningful and sweet blessing ceremony several years ago I can’t wait to work with more families in celebrating the birth, adoption, or addition of a new little one. People become families in many different ways and I will help you celebrate your family’s addition in a way that is personally tailored to you.
The ceremony we create together may honor your new addition, celebrate their grandparents, name godparents, guide-parents or "fairy-godparents.", tell the story of your child’s adoption, include vows or pledges for parents, godparents, and family members, share a song or story, or anything else you can imagine. I am happy to include any cultural tradition that is important to you and your family. Whether we hold the ceremony soon after the arrival of your child or months later after you have settled into life together as a family, I would be honored to be included in your very special ceremony. Like with the wedding ceremonies I personally write for every couple, after you complete a questionnaire regarding what you are hoping for from the ceremony and any other ideas or wishes that you have I will come up with a suggested draft along with many other ideas and samples that you can choose from. Working together from there we will finalize the ceremony and make it one of a kind.
In the ceremony we can:
Honor the roles of parents, grandparents, family members, siblings, birthparents and anyone else important in the life of your child
Offer commitments from parents and other family members in the support and upbringing of the baby
Celebrate the name of the baby or child, including telling the story of the name’s significance
Ask for the support of specific people, whether you call them godparents, guideparents, mentors, or fairy godparents!
"Lauren helped to write and deliver an incredibly personal and special ceremony for my former foster child, her mother, and her grandmother.This was definitely not your traditional baby baptism! Lauren helped me through every step of the process and together we wrote a meaningful and touching ceremony that everyone in attendance found sincere and heartfelt. I will never forget the feeling in the room as we shed tears of joy and celebrated the wonderful family that surrounds our very special little girl. I would highly recommend Lauren if you are looking to plan any sort of ceremony." -Rebecca