Are you an adoptive parent, work in the field of adoption or are considering adoption? Here are 25 inspiring adoption quotes to encourage you.
Adpotion is a beautiful process, but it can also be incredibly difficult. Would-be adoptive parents wait for years (often suffering heart-break along the way) as they wait for a child to call their own. Foster parents who adopt children from the foster care system discover early trauma often leads to life-long behaviors and challenges. Birth mothers continue to mourn the loss of a child they gave life but don’t see on a regular basis.
Use these 25 best adoption quotes to inspire and encourage you that while the process is not always picture-perfect, it’s worth the heartache.
25 Inspiring Adoption Quotes
Adopt. If you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, donate. If you can’t donate, volunteer. If you can’t volunteer, share.
Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see.
-Corrie ten Boom
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27
Real Parent: Any parent who is not imaginary.
Not flesh of my flesh,
Nor bone of my bone.
But still miracously my own.
Never forget for a single minute
You didn’t grow under my heart,
but in it.
For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart. – 1 Samuel 1:27
Adoption doesn’t make a child lucky. It makes him loved and part of a family, but it also makes him touched by a deep loss and that is definitely not lucky. -Stacy Manning
Adoption means I have a license to parent. Literally.
Adoption is when a child grows in its Mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.
You may not have my eyes or my smile but from that very first moment you had my heart. – Kathy Jeffards
Adoption – When Your Family Tree Becomes an Orchard
There are women that become mothers without effort, without thought, without patience or loss and though they are good mothers and love their children, I know that I will be better.
I will be better not because of genetics, or money or that I have read more books,…
but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed.
I have endured and planned over and over again.
Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their dreams.
I will notice everything about my child.
I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore and discover. I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.
I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold and feed him and that I am not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream. My dream will be crying for me.
I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child that my friends will not see.
Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me to, I will not be careless with my love.
I will be a better mother for all that I have endured. I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor, friend and sister because I have known pain.
I know disillusionment as I have been betrayed by my own body, I have been tried by fire and hell many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.
I have prevailed.
I have succeeded.
I have won.
So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain in order to save myself discomfort. I see it, mourn it, and join them in theirs.
And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely. I have learned the immerse power of another hand holding tight to mine, of other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth and when life is beyond hard. I have learned a compassion that only comes with walking in those shoes.
I have learned to appreciate life.
Yes I will be a wonderful mother.
Adoption loss is the only trauma in the world where the victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful. -Reverend Keith C Griffith
God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they get there.
Some things are worth the wait.
In adoption, a child is not given up. A birth mother gives life, a child, a family, unconditional love.
She gives a part of her heart that will never feel whole. She gives another mother a part of her heart that was always missing.
An adoptive mother gives a life and family to this child. She gives unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart to another mother. You give a lot – just never give up. -Terra Cooper
Family requires commitment, not DNA.
A child born to another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege is not lost on me. -Jody Landers
Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story. -John Shipp
More Adoption Quotes
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
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.
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!
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.
Your birth mother chose your first name. We chose your middle name. God chose your last name.
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