25 Motivational Adoption Quotations And Poems For Adopting Parents

daisiesI don’t know about you, but I love adoption quotations and poems.

They’re so motivating, especially at this time of the year when everything seems so full of promise and possibilities.

Adopting a baby is hard work so it helps to have as many supports as possible along the way to keep you going. Quotations are a great way to lift your spirits and feel connected to a larger community.

I remember whenever we hit a bump on the road when we were adopting I would take a look at the list of quotes and poems I had collected and instantly my mood would pick up.

I’m sure you have your favorite quotes and sayings to help you stay motivated while you’re waiting to adopt during your open adoption journey.

Here are some of my mine. Feel free to keep them nearby, in your pocket or pinned to your wall, for those times when you need a bit of extra support and encouragement.

Hopefully they’ll boost your spirits and motivate you in the same way they motivated me. And be sure to check out my inspirational quotations for expectant parents who are placing their baby for adoption.

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

“When she looks in the mirror, we want our daughter to know herself. It’s hard to face the world when you don’t know where your face came from.”
Adoptive parents

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

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

“There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.”
The National Adoption Center

“Adoption was a bumpy ride — very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight.”
Mariska Hargitay

“Adoptive Mom? I am a Mom. I need no other label or prefix.”
Joanne Greco

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

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

“Time and experience have taught me a priceless lesson: Any child you take for your own becomes your own if you give of yourself to that child. I have born two children and had seven others by adoption, and they are all my children, equally beloved and precious.”
Dale Evans

“People ask me. ‘What about gay adoptions? Interracial? Single Parent?’ I say. “Hey fine, as long as it works for the child and the family is responsible.” My big stand is this: Every child deserves a home and love. Period.”
Dave Thomas

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

“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

“Adoption has the dimension of connection — not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.”
Isabella Rossellini

“I didn’t give you the gift of life,
But in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real,
As if it had been so.
For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true!
No, I didn’t give you
The gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.”

“Longing for a child to love,
I’d wish upon the stars above.
In my heart I always knew,
A part of me was meant for you.
I think how happy we will be,
Once I adopt you, and you adopt me.
I dream of all the joy you’ll bring,
Imagining even the littlest things.
The way it will feel to hold you tight,
And tuck you in every night.
The drawings on the refrigerator door,
And childhood toys across the floor,
The favorite stories read again and again,
And hours of games with make-believe friends.
The day you took my outstretched hand,
A journey ended, but our lives began.
Still mesmerized by your sweet face,
Still warmed inside by our first embrace.
I promised to give you a happy home,
And a loving family all your own.
A house you’ve now made complete,
With laughter, smiles and tiny feet.
A parent is one who guides the way,
Know I will be there everyday.
Rest easy as each night you sleep,
A lifetime of love is yours to keep.
Longing for a child to love,
I’d wish upon the stars above.
In my heart I always knew,
A part of me belonged to you.”
Teri Harrison

“Not flesh of my flesh.
Not bone of my bone. But still miraculously my own.
And never forget for a minute.
You were not born under my heart.
You were born in my heart.”

“I am so very special
I have been from the start
Before they held me in their arms
my family held me in their hearts.
And like a single drop of rain
that on still waters fall
My life and love will ripples make
and touch the lives of all.
So read this precious story
as step by step I grow.
I am a blessing and gift
as each page here will show.”
Author Unknown

“You first came to us in an envelope
With letters, forms and such
Just two tiny little pictures
With nothing warm to touch.
You grew in our imagination
In our hearts and in our minds.
You brought us greater joy
Than we ever thought we’d find.
A phone call started labor pains
Which lasted ’til we met
Strangers brought together
A day we won’t forget.
You bloomed as you were planned
In our hearts, our lives, our home.
Our child of chance, of plan, of will
You’re now our very own.”
Author Unknown

“I would have given anything
to be the one to know
the pain of bringing you into this world
but it couldn’t be.
Though I did not bring you here
still I labored in my tears
through the long nights I prayed
you would come to me.
You are the labor of my heart Child,
you are the labor of my heart
with all my strength I prayed
till they laid you in my arms Child,
you are the labor of my heart
Blessed be the maker
of bone of other bone.
He made flesh of my desire
and today I take you home…
You are the labor of my heart Child,
you are the labor of my heart
with all my strength I prayed
till they laid you in my arms Child,
you are the labor of my heart Child,
you are the labor of my heart.”
Author Unknown

“Tonight as you lie sleeping
For the first time in your bed,
There must be something lasting
And profound that should be said.
But as your face is gazed upon
Framed by your soft, blond hair
No words can tell or quite express
The feelings that we share.
The wait is finally over
You’re home, at last, to stay.
And there will always be the memories
Of the joy that filled this day.
With a love that’s running over
By the sight of you alone
Welcome home, dear cherished one,
At long last … welcome home!”
Author Unknown

“Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother
Two different lives shaped to make you one
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun
The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name
One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried you tears
One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.
Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?
Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.”
Julie Anderson

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