Adoption Sayings and Quotes

Adoption is life changing for both the child and the new parents, and throughout the process, there can be a roller coaster of emotions. While both parties are taking a leap of faith into the unknown, the journey will prove rewarding. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on adoption.


The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach

Little souls find their way to you, whether they're from your womb or someone else's.

Sheryl Crow

It's important to realize that we adopt not because we are rescuers. No. We adopt because we are rescued.

David Platt

Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them.

Leigh Anne Tuohy

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn't grow under my heart but in it.     

Fleur Conkling Heyliger

Adoption carries the added dimension of connection not only to your own tribe but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties, and family. It is the larger embrace.

Isabella Rossellini

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.     

Robert A. Heinlein

Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy's heart instead of her tummy.

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However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.

Valerie Harper

Being a parent wasn't just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.

Jodi Picoult

Adopting any child is a walk into the unknown. It takes Faith.

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We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.

James L. Gritter

They may not have my eyes, they may not have my smile, but they have all my heart.

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A child born to another woman calls me mom. The depth of the tragedy and the magnitude of the privilege are not lost on me.     

Jody Landers

Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.     

Amalia G.

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

Desmond Tutu

Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the call to give love, mercy, and patience.

Hope For Orphans

Adoptive Mom? I am Mom. I need no other label or prefix.     

Joanne Greco

There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth.     

Scott Simon

If you have a heart for adoption don't let fear stand in the way.

Doug Chapman

Adopting one child won't change the world: but for that child, the world will change.

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My birth mother brought me into this world, but it was my adoptive parents who gave me life.

Christina Romo

By choice, we have become a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being. Great expectations are good; great experiences are better.     

Richard Fischer

We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It was not done lightly on either side. I would dedicate my life to this child.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Adoption is not about finding children for families, it's about finding families for children.

Joyce Maguire Pavao

Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It's something quite magical.

Nicole Kidman

Children and mothers never truly part, bound together by the beating of one another's heart.

Charlotte Gray

There are so many kids in this world, and in this country, that need homes. And so we're perfectly content to look into adoption one day, if for some reason we aren't able to have a biological child.

Lisa Ling

Adoption has been a part of my life and a part of my family, so it was how I wanted to start. It felt natural and right to me.     

Katherine Heigl

I think adoption is a blessing all around when it's done right.

Hugh Jackman