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This Certificate will always be useful in proving the date and place of your baby's birth and the identity of the parents. It will be valuable for proving
authenticity of being an original Cabbage Patch Kids " Preemie. " Your baby is a one-of-a-kind soft sculpture, designed by Xavier Roberts To be
sure its a real Cabbage Patch Kids " Preemie, " look for the signature birthmark on each baby s bottom.
c 1983 Cabbage Patch Kids " Preemie ' is a trademark of and licensed from Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. Cleveland. Georgia, U S.A. All Rights Reserved
Official Registration Number U 14405-82
Send in bottom half only.
To get your validated suitable for framing adoption certificate, please be sure to fill in all the informa-
tion requested on the reverse side of this form. Then place it in the
enclosed pre-addressed envelope, and mail to:
Babyland General " Hospital
One Cabbage Patch Lane
Ridgely, Maryland 21687
If you wish to change the name of your Cabbage Patch Kids " Preemie, M and would like the new name to
appear on the validated certificate, hand print the new name on the line below.
New first and middle name (if desired).
The Post Office
BABYLAND GENERAL® HOSPITAL
ONE CABBAGE PATCH LANE
RIDGELY, MARYLAND 21687
Please read the following carefully before you mail:
1 . Is application written carefully and clear to read?
2. Is your address and zip code correct?
3. Have you put your return address on the envelope?
4. Did you put on correct postage stamp?
5. Did you include the Parent Association Membership card?
My Baby's Firsts
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COLECO INDUSTRIES INC. AND
THE MARCH OF DIMES
join to help prevent premature births
a Preemie ?
March of Dimes
As the legend tells it, Preemies '" were brought in from
the Cabbage Patch" one day when a chilling late spring
frost called "Blackberry Winter" swept through. This
made it too risky to let them stay in the special place
where they grow.
Colonel Casey, the stork, and the 'Kids " worked all day
to get the Preemies ™ out ot the cold and into the shelter
of Babyland General*. By acting fast, they rescued every
Preemies'" are smaller than other Cabbage Patch Kids'"
because they've been adopted at an earlier age. But
besides that, they're perfect in every way. With lots of
love and care, your new baby Preemie'" will always be
happy and healthy.
Real -life premature babies (preemies) aren't always so
lucky. When babies come into the world too soon, their
lives can be very hard.
Because real preemies are so tiny, ihey need special
attention and care to help them do almost everything.
Doctors and nurses must watch over them constantly.
Before these preemies are ready to go home, they often
have to stay in the hospital for a long time.
So when you take your Cabbage Patch Kids ™ Preemie™
home, think of how lucky you both are. Show your special
Preemie™ all the tenderness and love that you can. And
before you tuck your Preemie™ in at night, say a little
prayer that better new ways are found to prevent real
babies from being born too small and too soon.
A Message to Parents:
The Cabbage Patch Kids ™ doll can help your child learn
how to love and care for a tiny baby. While a Preemie™
doll is small, it is perfectly healthy. We hope that both
children and grown-ups alike may learn more about
some tiny babies who are not always healthy . ..the
thousands of real babies born prematurely each year.
Dedicated doctors and nurses are learning, too They're
seeking new ways of keeping babies from being born
too small, top soon. Because . . .
• Premature birth is the major cause of infant illness and
death in the United States.
• Babies born before the 37th week of a pregnancy
often have serious problems with breathing, heart
function, body chemistry, and eye'brain damage.
• Intensive care needed by five percent of newborns in
the U.S. costs about $1.5 billion per year.
In some places, special care of mothers at risk of having
their babies too early has markedly increased the num-
ber of full-term births. The March of Dimes is funding
similar programs in other places to help bring the same
kind of success for mothers and newborn babies all over
Cabbage Patch Kids™ are proud to help the March of
Dimes in their work to combat the effects of premature
birth. You can help, too, by
adding your support. For
more information about
births, call your local
chapter of the March
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