Adopt an Alpaca

Choose your favorite alpaca or gift one to a friend …

Adopt an alpaca, virtually, as a gift to yourself or to a loved one. A symbolic alpaca adoption is never “out of stock” and we’ve never had one “returned.” This gift always “fits” and requires no batteries or other maintenance. It’s the perfect choice for those people in our lives who seem to have everything – what are the odds that they already have a virtual alpaca? If so, why not start a collector’s series? You can even visit your alpaca when you come to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, home of the Sisters of Providence.

Exciting news!

Hua Mei, our newest baby alpaca (cria) born to Providence Jean

We’ve welcomed a new cria (baby alpaca) at the Woods Oct. 17 – Providence Hua Mei, named after the first girls’ boarding school started by Sister Marie Gratia Luking and her five missionary Sisters of Providence in China. She’s also available for adoption – just choose her in the drop down menu below.

You can send your gift directly to the lucky recipient or have it delivered to you, to deliver personally.

The cost to adopt an alpaca for one year is $100, and helps provide for the upkeep of our animals and sacred grounds. It’s also a unique opportunity to support the Sisters of Providence and our ministries.

Each adoption includes a:

  • 5″ x 7″ photo collage of your alpaca
  • personalized adoption certificate
  • letter that explains the impact of the program.

Choose the alpaca that’s right for you to adopt, today.

Which alpaca gives the best kisses? Who really likes belly baths? This year we’ve included some information about each of our alpaca’s personalities as well as their birthday, so you can pick the one that’s perfect for you or your lucky gift recipient.

Note: As a non-profit, we are unable to ship gift packages via tracked mail, and we cannot guarantee shipping times. We are unable to delay or expedite shipping so that the adoption package arrives on a specific date. We ship our items for our valued supporters via first-class or priority mail as a special thank-you. All items are sent out as expeditiously as possible once a donation has been made.
Estimated delivery time for your adoption(s) is 2-3 weeks from the time you made your donation.

Anne Thérèse

Born 10/3/2004
Herd matriarch, curious


Born 9/3/2021
Energetic, quick to
learn, loves to run


Born 10/16/2016
Funny and sweet boy, loves attention


Born 6/4/2004
Funny and nosy, loves snacks

Hua Mei

Born 10/17/2022


Born 5/22/2019
Curious and alert, likes food a lot


Born 5/7/2019
Gives alpaca kisses, gentle sweetheart


Born 9/18/20
Spunky and strong, romps and runs


Born 5/28/2016
Stubborn, spunky and gets her way


Born 6/26/2019
Loves belly baths, inquisitive


Born 9/9/2018
Independent, playful, energetic


Born 5/18/2016
Unique, likes to stand out


Born 4/26/2020
Strong, gentle but independent


Born 5/21/2019
Playful, enjoys sunning herself


Born 10/26/2006
Calm and smart, another matriarch


Born 9/7/2008
Loves posing, sweet gentleman

Adopt an Alpaca

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Your support of the Adopt an Alpaca program is truly a blessing to the Sisters of Providence. Every adoption helps to sustain and grow our ministries.

Would you like a tour of our farm? Book your private tour of our farm and meet our friendly, fuzzy alpacas!

Questions? Don’t see your favorite alpaca? Ask us and we will see what we can do! Call Advancement Services at 812-535-2800 or email

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