101+ Inspirational Quotes For Waiting Adoptive Parents

The new year is here.

And if you’ve been waiting a long time to adopt — or even if you haven’t been waiting a long time — you may be asking yourself, like our hopeful adoptive parents, if is this your year?

Is this the year when your adoption dream finally comes true?

You won’t know the answer for sure for another 12 months, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start working on it today.

And having a positive attitude is a great place to begin.

Thinking positively while you wait to adopt will not only change the way you approach your adoption journey, it could also change your luck.

To help you get started, here are 101+ inspirational quotes to make this the best year ever.

“Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.”


“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe in the one reason why it will!”

“It’s not that I love waiting. I just love the person I’m waiting for.”

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney


“Good things come to those who wait. And better things come to those who work for it.”

“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Valerie Harper

“We loved you before we knew you. Even when there was just hope for you we loved you.”


“Sometimes the small things take up the most room in your heart.”

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell


“Parenthood requires love, not DNA.”

“We didn’t give you the gift of life. Life gave us the gift of you.”

“I love a child I have yet to meet.”


“From the moment they placed you in my arms you snuggled right into my heart.”

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan.

“Right now someone you haven’t met is out there wondering what it would be like to meet you.”


“You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent.”

“Family is not about blood. It is about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.”

“Don’t get discouraged. It’s often the last key that opens the lock.”


“If I could hold you in my arms I would. But I can’t so I’ll hold you in my dreams.”

“The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is to have someone worth waiting for.”

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”


“You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay.” Mandy Hale

“Patience is not the ability to wait but to keep a good attitude while waiting.” Joyce Meyer

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”


“Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that one child, the world will change.”

“Motherhood is about celebrating the child you have not the child you thought you’d have.” Joan Ryan

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives.”


“I loved you before I knew you.”

“Anyone can be a father. But it takes someone special to be a daddy.”

“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”


“And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, ‘Oh there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

“First we had each other. Then we had you. Now we have everything.”

“Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.”


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

“Hope, but never expect. Looking forward, but never wait.”

“Never give up on a dream just because it will take time to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”


“We didn’t give you the gift of life. The gift of life gave us you.”

“Love makes a family.”

“Faith doesn’t make things easy, it makes them possible.”


“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” Oprah Winfrey

“Everything is hard before it is easy.” Goethe


“No great thing is created suddenly.”

“The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.” Alan Saporta

“The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.”


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

“Life is lived in the waiting.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” Paul Coelho


“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

“The longer you wait for something, the more you’ll appreciate it when you get it. Cause anything worth having, is definitely worth waiting.”

“Look forward with hope. Not backward with regret.”


“The harder the struggle the more glorius the trumph.”

“Whether your children are yours through biology or adoption, they are yours through love.” Sadia Rebecca Rodriguez

“In reaching your goals, it doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.”


“The moment you give up is usually the moment right before miracles happen. Don’t give up.”

“If you have a heart for adoption, don’t let fear stand in the way.” Doug Chapman

“Remember you can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what’s behind you.”


“You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay.” Mandy Hale

“Don’t wait. The timing will never be just right.” Napolean Hill

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”


“We know a mother and father can love more than one child,

so why is it so hard to understand that a child can love more than one mother and father?”

“I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.” Bob Constantine

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will happen to us.”


“There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.”

“You’ll never get what you truly deserve if you remain attached to what you’re supposed to let go of.”

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford


“Will it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.”

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”

“Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go.”


“You don’t have to give birth to someone to be family. We’re all family — extended family.” Sandra Bullock

“Don’t go back to less just because you’re too impatient to wait for the best.”

“Ask yourself if why you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”


“Be patient. Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get the best.”

“Adoption is when a child grew in it’s mommy’s heart instead of her tummy”

“If it important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”


“You’re off to great place, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way.” Dr. Seuss

“Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical.” Nicole Kidman

“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.”


“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford

“Adoption is not a birth-mothers rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby.”

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”


“Before something great happens, everything falls apart.”

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

“If it’s both terrifying and amazing you should definitely pursue it.”


“I think adoption is a blessing all around when it’s done right.” Hugh Jackman

“The pain you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” Romans 8:18

“You must have long term goals to keep you from begin frustrated by short term failures.”


“Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.”

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” When Harry Met Sally

“You don’t get what you want. You get what you work for.”


“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” John Lennon

“The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before miracles happen. Don’t give up.”


“Our family is like a big beautiful patchwork quilt. Each of us different, yet stitched together by love.”

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”


“Never give up on something you really want. It’s difficult to wait, but worse to regret.”

“Little souls find their way to you, whether their from your womb or someone else’s.” Sheryl Crow

“The best time to plan a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Chinese Proverb.


“If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn’t have met this child. I needed to know her. I needed to be her mother. She is, in every way my daughter.” Nia Vardalos

“Everything comes to those who can wait.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”


“Giving birth does not make a mother….Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.”

“May you always know my little one you were wished for, longed for, prayed for and wanted.”

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” Cherokee Proverb


“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” Elizabeth Stone

“The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.”


“We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.” James L. Gritter

“It is amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it is exactly where you need to be.” Sarah Dessen


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

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”


Do you have an open adoption story? Email us any time or find out more about how to share it with our community.