are a way to honor the sacred power of a new life, their connection to Spirit, and your intentions to bring it up in a way that honors hers or his soul and soul-path. It invokes protection, implicitly or explicitly, for the new one and offers a chance for your family, friends and community to welcome your child into the world and promise their support.
Baptism of an adult
is a way of making the end of an era in a life, cleansing and sanctifying yourself in the present, and initiating a new path for the future. I do not baptize a being into any particular faith (for that you need to return to the church or temple in question) but into the path of Spirit.