Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)
Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)
Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)
Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)
Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)
Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)
Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)
Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)

Adopt the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Symbolic)

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Please select which Kemp's ridley sea turtle patient's name you would like listed on your Certificate of Adoption.
*Note that adoption updates will cover all of our named Kemp's ridley sea turtle patients, not only the one listed on your certificate.
If purchasing as a gift, please read the information below under the "Detail" tab for processing information.
If you would like to include a short note for a gifted adoption, please include that here. We will automatically include the name from your billing information to let the recipient know who is giving the gift.
If there is anything you would like for us to know while processing this adoption, please describe that here.
I acknowledge that my adoption is symbolic and I will not receive a live turtle in return for my donation, nor will I be able to handle or feed any turtle patient(s). As an Adoptive Parent, I understand that I will receive an electronic certificate package and monthly email updates that allow me to follow patient care and recovery from afar.
Quantity must be 1 or more

Want to stay connected and support the Georgia Sea Turtle Center? Symbolically adopting our rehabilitation patients is a great way to continue learning about sea turtles and stay connected. Symbolic adoptions make fantastic gifts! 


What’s included in the Adopt-a-Sea Turtle Package?* 

  • Personalized Certificate of Adoption (electronic)
  • Letter about the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
  • Digital photograph of your adopted turtle
  • Species Profile
  • Minimum of five email updates, including a photo of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle
  • Email notice of all public GSTC release dates within the adoption period when available. (Release dates are subject to change without notice at any time.)

*Allow 1-2 weeks for processing. If you do not receive emails from us within this time frame, please check your spam folders. All emails will be sent by

To Symbolically Adopt a Turtle as a Gift:

If you would like to purchase a Symbolic Adoption package as a gift, please fill in the order information boxes with the Gift Recipient's information. We will not delay processing packages for birthdays, anniversaries, or other gifts. Here is our suggestion for keeping it a surprise:

  1. Fill in the gift recipient's name in the box that says, "Name on Certificate."
  2. Write in your email address in the "Recipient Email Address" box. This will ensure that you receive adoption emails and not the eventual gift recipient. 
  3. After you have gifted the adoption, email us at to request that we change the email address associated with the adoption to the gift recipient's email address. 

About the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

Kemp's ridley sea turtles are one of the five sea turtle species found in Georgia. They are the smallest species of sea turtle and also listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Each of our Kemp's ridley sea turtle patients have a unique medical challenge that brought them here. Our vet staff is working hard to help them recover, heal, and return to the wild. 

If you have any questions, contact us via telephone at (912) 635-4141 or email us at Please include "Adopt-a-Sea Turtle" in the subject line. 

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item within 14 days of receiving it for exchange or credit ONLY (excludes custom orders). Item must be in its original packaging and in perfect, unused condition. Sorry, shipping costs will not be refunded.

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