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What are some examples of newspaper birth announcements?

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Birth announcements for newspapers should include the same information as mailed birth announcements. The baby's name, date of birth and parents' names are crucial, and the baby's weight and length, siblings' names, if any, and grandparents' names can also be included.

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What are some examples of newspaper birth announcements?
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A traditional birth announcement might read: Henry Jacob Smith, born January 1, 2014 to Mary and John Smith.

A birth announcement for an unmarried couple would include both last names, with the mother featured first: Henry Jacob Smith, born January 1, 2014 to Mary Doe and John Smith.

An announcement for a same-sex couple also includes both names: Henry Jacob Smith, born January 1, 2014 to Mary Doe and Jane Smith.

For multiple births, list each baby's full name separately: Henry Jacob Smith and James Elijah Smith, born on January 1, 2014 to Mary and John Smith.

An adoption announcement is placed in newspapers after the adoption is final and may read: Henry Jacob Smith, born January 1, 2014 and welcomed home (or adopted) on May 17, 2014 by Mary and John Smith.

Additional names and the baby's weight and length can be added into any birth announcement: Henry Jacob Smith, 8 lbs, 3 oz and 19 inches long, born on January 1, 2014 to Mary and John Smith and big sister Olivia Marie.


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