Below you will find a selection of free printable adoption certificates for every purpose on this page: for a baby, child, pet, or even a stuffed animal. You can customize all text on each adoption certificate template. Add a photo of the adopted child, pet, or stuffed toy.
Since the wording is customizable, you can also use our customizable birth certificate template and adapt it to your needs.
This certificate of adoption was made with our free online certificate maker. There are many more designs and layouts available.
(See below for adoption of pets)
Pet Adoption Certificate
You can give this certificate to a child for adopting a puppy. It can be used by parents or by an animal shelter to encourage people to adopt a pet.
Puppy / Dog
If the adoption certificate is for a child who has adopted a pet, you can include a sentence about the child’s commitment to look after the pet and provide it with food, water, shelter, and love. Click on “add text” and add any text you want to include. Once you have typed the text, then drag it to wherever you would like it to appear.
Please note that these are fake adoption papers just for fun. They are provided for kids who adopt animals or stuffed toys or for parents who adopt a child and want an unofficial adoption certificate template.
Use these certificate templates for the adoption of various pets such as a kitten, rabbit, hamster, fish, cat, etc.
Adding a Photo
Many of the certificate templates on this page include an option to add a photo. Even if you select a template that does not include a photo, you can still add one. Simply click on “Add photo” and select a photo. Drag it to wherever you want it to appear. You can make it bigger or smaller if you need to.
An adoption certificate can be awarded to an adopted child once the adoption is official. You are free to add any text you want to the adoption certificate template. However, most people like to include the name of the child, the names of the adoptive parents, and the date. If the certificate is issued by an adoption agency, you can also include the agency’s name and logo. You can add a photo of the child or preferably of the happy family. You can also ask the parents to sign. Give it to the happy adoptive parents to commemorate the special day. Adopted kids often don’t have a birth certificate so this provides a memorable alternative. It is more of an adoption birth certificate and can be kept for life.
Why not keep a copy of the adoption papers template for your own records. It is a great way to remember the special event. You helped find a family for a kid in need and the certificate template is a way to cherish this special memory for you too.
How to make your own adoption certificate
Either select one of the certificate templates above or open our certificate maker. The award templates above all have pretty designs and are suitable to hang at home. If you are looking for something that resembles fake adoption papers then you might prefer to use our certificate maker which has more official and formal templates.
How to make a pet adoption certificate
You can either use one of the templates above such as the dog adoption certificate or any of the other templates. You can also open the certificate for kids if you prefer something more suitable for kids.
If your child has made a commitment to look after the pet you might want to record it on the template. This will make the commitment more binding. Kids often make promises to look after pets when they are begging their parents to buy them. However, when the novelty wears off, they often forget about their promises and don’t keep up their side of the deal. If you add their commitment to the pet to the certificate and get them to sign it you can show it to them later when they “forget” to do what they promised to do. This is a great lesson and can teach them responsibility and the importance of keeping their promises. Since you can add a photo to each award template, you might want to add a photo of your children holding their pets.