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

Every child deserves a home and love. Period.     

Dave Thomas

There are young people having babies every day that cannot possibly take care of them, and, as people who believe that every life is beautiful, we need to make them aware of another choice - to give that beautiful life up for adoption.     

John Schneider

Adoption comes from the heart, but the adoption process comes from the Law. You should follow your heart, but be sure you also follow the law.     

Irina ORear

Adoption was a bumpy ride – very bumpy. But God, was it worth the fight.     

Mariska Hargitay

I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.     

Bob Constantine

My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve.     

Karen Fowler

Since I was five, I've known that I was adopted, which is a politically correct term for being clueless about one's own origins.     

Jodi Picoult

The beggarly question of parentage--what is it, after all? What does it matter, when you come to think of it, whether a child is yours by blood or not? All the little ones of our time are collectively the children of us adults of the time, and entitled to our general care.      

Thomas Hardy

Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising.     

Nia Vardalos

A son or daughter in any human family is either born to or adopted by the parents. By definition, a child can't be both. But with God we're both born of Him and adopted by Him.     

Jerry Bridges

Orphanages are the only places that ever left me feeling empty and full at the same time.     

John M. Simmons

Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents.     

George W. Bush

Meeting your adoptive baby is like being set up on a blind date with someone you will have to spend the next eighteen years with. You care about looks, because you desperately want to fall in love with the stranger who will be your child.     

Jana Wolff

I learned that you need not be born into a family to be loved by one.     

Lisa Wingate

God, this adoption stuff is so overwhelming. There's inter-country adoption, dependency adoption... There are so many ways to go, and this is like the biggest decision of our lives.     

David Crane

You must both remember, once you adopt each other for cousins, you'll be cousins forever. Because adoption is real, and it's forever.     

Bob Walsh

You need to adopt them! Who knows what may happen if you don't adopt them! And they need a good home!     

Joan S.

Oh, no, getting adopted doesn't hurt. It's just another way people have of saying I love you.     

Bob Walsh

She's more than adopted. She's a part of me.     

Sam Hellman

The Hunters adopted me when I was a kid. They brought me over from the U.K. It's the best thing that ever happened to me. I'm just paying it forward.     

Melle Runderkamp

I think adoption is a wonderful thing. Three of my nine siblings were adopted. And someday, I'm gonna find them.     

Tina Fey

A process which assumes that adoptive parents will choose their children on the basis of these factors also supports the notion that it's reasonable to change one's mind in the child turns out different from why they were chosen-as they almost always do.     

Melanie Tem

The adoptive parent if an infant , too, is often looked upon as something of a hero, or a martyr.     

Melanie Tem

The best relationships in life start with this in abundance and adopting a child is no different.     

Satwinder Sandhu

I firmly believe that adaption gives children in need a lifeline.     

Satwinder Sandhu

The legality of adoption is like the legality of marriage. It binds people together, meaning they usually think twice if they want to separate from the relationship.     

Satwinder Sandhu

Adoption is not a 'better' option but it is certainly more secure and truly a lifeline relationship.     

Satwinder Sandhu

Adoption is an 'affair of the heart.' But as much as adoption fills a need for love, there is much more involved.     

Barbara A. Moe

Adoption of children, in one form or another, is as old as human history.     

Barbara A. Moe

Placement day is an important date in the life of an adopted child, especially if he or she remembers that day. Some celebrate this date as an adoption birthday because it is the true beginning of the adaption.     

Barbara A. Moe

Adoption is a wonderful thing. Christians have rightly considered themselves as a people adopted by God, and adoption has been a central Christian practice for many branches of Christianity.     

William B Eerdmans

Adoption always involved losses. Losses prior to adoption affect the quality of attachment in adoption.     

Gregory Keck

Keep this in mind that actually raising your adopted child will cost whatever it would have cost if she had been born to you.     

Corrie Lynn Player

Adopted children can have emotional difficulties that require special services. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand that providing the necessary services to address the emotional problems can make significant demands on a family's finances.     

Corrie Lynn Player

When considering all the adoption options, you need to consider your comfort level with each one.     

Corrie Lynn Player

Children deserve to be brought into a strong, successful marriage or a stable single-parent home. If your home life is currently in conflict, now is not the best time to consider adoption.     

Corrie Lynn Player

Through all the trials of the foster and adoptive journey, I want you to know that the calling you've received to care for vulnerable children is valid. And it is beautiful.     

Mike Berry

Most of us enter the adoptive or foster parenting journey with hope. And we're filled with passion and energy. For good reason too--we've been called to do this.     

Mike Berry

The art of transplantation / Has saved a lot of lives / By frauding a child's adoption / I will be saving mine     

Eric Reme Giguere

Adoption's not the answer either / Is it fair for you to say / That she should go through pregnancy / So a total stranger can take it away     

Glen Evans

I didn't realize it when I was a lad / Just how great a burden my mother had / Adoption was offered but mama said no / She raised us and taught us the right way to go     

William Carlisle

A child needs loving, caring / Is there no other option than adoption for you babies / You're raffling and jacketing and auctioning your babies     

Damian Robert Nesta Marley

These days adoption is a hot thing / You can get a child for nearly nothing / You take them home to a nanny / Buy off you're guilt with toys and candy     

Anouk Teeuwe