Adopt an Alpaca

Fa la la la la in love with the perfect Christmas gift…

Give the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one, family member or friend. Adopt an alpaca, virtually, and cross that hard-to-shop-for person off your list. A symbolic alpaca adoption also makes a great gift for yourself.

Exciting news!

Our newest cria Hua Mei

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. Adopt on or prior to Dec. 5 and you’ll receive a special 4″ x 6″ photo of Hua Mei and her mom, Jean!


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

Remember, this gift 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.

The cost to adopt an alpaca for one year is $100, and helps provide for the upkeep of our animals and sacred grounds.

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.

Christmas special: Gift packages sent for Christmas will include a “Do not open until Christmas” sticker on the outside envelope.

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 1-2 weeks from when you made your donation.

Anne Thérèse

Born 10/3/2004
Herd matriarch, curious

Bella

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

Cecilia

Born 6/18/2005
Shy, good momma, has freckles

Danny

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

Georgie

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

Iggy

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

Jean

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

Justice

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

Lilah

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

Monte

Born 6/26/2019
Loves belly baths, inquisitive

Ruth

Born 9/9/2018
Independent, playful, energetic

Sully

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

Tony

Born 4/26/2020
Strong, gentle but independent

Tracy

Born 5/21/2019
Playful, enjoys sunning herself

Violet

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

Wynne

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 ma@spsmw.org.

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