145+ Inspirational Quotes About Adoption

best adoption quotes

Planning to adopt a child but confused? Adopting is an emotional process and requires you to think practically too. Though adoption is a noble idea, it is natural to feel nervous before making up your mind. If you are looking forward to bring sunshine to your home and are overwhelmed with questions hovering over your mind, we are here to motivate you.

By adopting, you are not only fulfilling your desire to have a child but also giving a beautiful home to a homeless child with a valuable parent’s love. If you are in the process of making up your mind to adopt a child, read the adoption quotes, and feel motivated to accomplish the good deed.

Best Adoption Quotes

1. “God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they get there.” —KiraMortenson

2. “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.” — Unknown

3. “Adopting a child is the best deed of all.” — Unknown

4.“A moment in my arms, forever in my heart. With adoption, I found my bundle of joy.” — Unknown

5. “Adopting any child is a walk into the unknown. It takes faith and understanding.” — Unknown

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

7. “Oh, no, getting adopted doesn’t hurt. It’s just another way people have of saying I love you.” — Bob Walsh

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

9. “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

10. “Adoption was a bumpy ride – very bumpy. But God, was it worth the fight.” — MariskaHargitay

11. “I love them both as though I birthed them both, but also as though I adopted them both.”― Natalie Brenner

12. “The Gospel is not a picture of adoption; adoption is a picture of the Gospel.” — John Piper

13. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu

14. “Adopted. Big deal; so was Superman.” — Chris Crutcher

15. “Adoption is not about finding children for families, its about finding families for children.” — Joyce Maguire Pavao

16. “Family is not defined by our genes; it is built and maintained through love.” — Unknown

17. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” — Robert A. Heinlein

18. “Thus bound together, they sheltered the child from the cold, dark night, enveloping him in warmth.” ― Seth Adam Smith

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

20. “Job of adoptee is to give the child roots to grow and wings to fly.” — Unknown

21. “A child needs love, doesn’t matter from where it comes.” — Unknown

22. “Adoptive parents become the biological parents through connection.” — Dr. Karyn Purvis

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

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

25. “I think adoption is a wonderful thing. Three of my nine siblings were adopted. And someday, I’m gonna find them.” – Tina Fey

26. “Before adoption, life seems annoying. After adoption, you get a new life with blessing of child in your destiny.” — Unknown

27. “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

28. “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

29. “Adoption is a conscious choice we make for ourselves. It has to come from within.” ― Unknown

30. “Adopting one child will not change the world. But for that one child, it will change the world forever.” — Unknown

31. “For when a child is born, the mother is also born again.” — Gilbert Parker

32. “Since we have had this baby with us, I have never again wondering why I never got pregnant. There is no doubt in my mind that God, in His wonderful way, was saving us to be the parents of this wonderful little boy.”― Kathleen Silber

33. “I’m in love with a child I haven’t met yet.” —Unknown

34. “We loved you before we even knew you, even when there was just a hope for you, we loved you.” —Unknown

35. “She’s more than adopted. She’s a part of me.” — Sam Hellman

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

37. “Foster care is risky. Adoption is risky. Love itself is always risky.” — Orphan Justice

38. “A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.” — Skye Hardwick

39. “Adoption is less about getting a child for your family and more about giving your family for a child.” — Unknown

40. “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” — Winnie the Pooh 41. “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

42. “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in
the life of a child.” — Forest E. Witcraft

43. “I was chosen. I was wanted. I was cherished. I grew in their hearts. I was the missing piece. I was loved. I was adopted.” — Unknown

44. “Adoption isn’t a birthmother’s rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby.” —Mary Hines

45. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, and it need not be deserved.” — Erich Fromm

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

47. “The adoptive parent if an infant , too, is often looked upon as something of a hero, or a martyr.” — Melanie Tem

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

49. “In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” — Romans

50. “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

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

52. “Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the call to give love, mercy, and patience.” — Unknown

53. “I’m thankful to my biological mom to bring me to this world, and to my lovely mother who adopted and gave me a beautiful life.” — Unknown

54. “And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” — Matthew

55. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” — Leigh Anne Tuohy

56. “Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.” — Kailash Satyathi

57. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” — Richard Bach

58. “Being adopted is like having blank pages in the first chapter of your book of life.”

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

60. “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

61. You may not have my eyes or smile, but from that very first moment you had my heart.” — Kathy R. Jeffords

62. “Open adoption is an opportunity to build enormous bridges to families beyond your reach.” — Kristen Gerald

63. “There’s nothing more important in this world than adopting and caring for a child.” ― Unknown

64. “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

65. “Adopted. Not a Big Deal when you have great parents.”― Unknown

66. “Motherhood comes to you with adoption and it’s a miracle.” ― Unknown

67. “I am thankful to God to drop me into a beautiful house.” — Unknown

68. “Adoption is the biggest gift that a homeless child every dreams about.” — Unknown

69. “Adoptive parents, child, birth mother, siblings, extended adoptive family, extended birth family —the more love we give, the more we receive.” — Jeanette Green

70. “Parenthood requires love. Not DNA!” —Unknown

71. “A bonus in raising a child you don’t have a biological tie to is you will never saddle them with watching their every move and declaring their musical talent as “that’s from your dad’s side.”― NiaVardalos

72. “If a baby is not a blessing for you right now, let them be a blessing to someone else.” — Unknown

73. “I know I was adopted, but I never felt it.” — Unknown

74. “Adoption gives a new home to a child and a bundle of happiness to you.” — Unknown

75. “Adoption isn’t just a childhood experience, it’s a life-long experience.” ― DaShanne Stokes

76. “Motherhood isthe most precious gift, however it comes.” — Unknown

77. “Be proud that you’re adopted! Every kid is different.” — Unknown

78. “Perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one.” — Bill Clinton

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

80. “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” — Psalm

81. “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” — Ephesians

82. “My adoption journey fully fuels my inspiration, my drive, what my vision of success is.” — Jordan Fisher

83. “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

84. “You know, I truly believe adoption is one of the greatest unheralded blessings in the world. Think how beautiful it is to give a child a home and to become a family because you choose to! Maybe that’s the best way to make a family, don’t you think?” — Kristin Harmel

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

86. 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.”

87. “Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” — Sheryl crow

88. “Adoption one child won’t change the world, but for that child, the world will change.” — Unknown

89. “Adoption gives you the lifetime opportunity to fulfill your desire of having a child.” — Unknown

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

91. “A child born to another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me.” —Jody Landers

92. “Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption. It is the Gospel in my living room.”― Katie J. Davis

93. “To adoptees. Never be afraid of searching for the truth. The joy that may await you will far outweigh the burden of your long journey.” ― Diamond Mike Watson

94. “With adoption, you add colors to the childhood of a desiring child.” — Unknown

95. “Adoption: Every Child a Wanted Child… There are 143 million orphans in the world waiting for someone to want them. Could one of them be waiting for you?”― Liz Tolsma

96. “I was adopted there for I was not put in a family by random I was chosen I was wanted by another then my own.”― Michael J. Barron

97. “If Children are God’s Gift then adopted are God’s child.”― Revathi Sankaran

98. 111.“Children makes the family complete. With adoption, you take the positive step to complete the missing link of your family.” — Unknown

99. “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

100. “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.” — Unknown

101. “A mother’s love for her child is like no other love. To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know.” — Mary

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

103. “Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth.” — Jody Cantrell Dyer

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

105. “Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.” — Mother Teresa

106. “Children and mothers never truly part, bound together by the beating of one another’s heart.” — Charlotte Gray

107. “My friends, adoption is redemption. It’s costly, exhausting, expensive, and outrageous. Buying back lives costs so much. When God set out to redeem us, it killed him.” — Derek Loux

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

109. “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…” — Lisa Ling

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

111. “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

112. “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

113. “Adoption is an ‘affair of the heart.’ But as much as adoption fills a need for love, there is much more involved.”

114. “to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’ So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God made you also an heir.” — Galatians

115. “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

116. “I firmly believe that adaption gives children in need a lifeline.” — Satwinder Sandhu

117. “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. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.”—Isabella Rossellini

118. “You need to adopt them! Who knows what may happen if you don’t adopt them! And they
need a good home!” — Joan S.

119. “Being a mother is a great feeling and only woman can understand. Sometimes, it’s not necessary to be a biological mother. Adoption gives you the chance to be mother of a lonely child.” — Unknown

120. “There are two different kinds of strength. There’s the strength to make a parenting plan and then there’s the strength to give that plan to another” —Unknown

121. “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

122. “Adoption is a journey. I know I am adopted. But my parents never made me go through it.” ― Unknown

123. “If God is calling you to adopt, He will accomplish it. If God is leading you to care for the fatherless across the globe in some way other than adoption, He will accomplish it.” ― Rick Morton

124. “While it costs us a lot to adopt children, it cost God the blood of His own Son.” — Ricky Morton

125. “Adoption is a journey of faith, from beginning to end.” — Johnny Carr

126. “He is mine in a way that he will never be hers, yet he is hers in a way that he will never be mine, and so together, we are motherhood.” — Desha Wood

127. “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

128. “Where there is love, there is life. Always keep love in your heart for the child, when you plan for adoption.” — Unknown

129. “If you love someone unconditionally and with your whole heart, then you will do what is best for them, not you. I have never learned a harder lesson than giving my child up for adoption, and I probably never will.” —Talitha

130. “Adoption is complicated, but it is also rich with narratives of strength.”— Jillian Lauren

131. “Adoption should be an empowering option for young women in crisis, knowing that the people around them- family, friends, church – will respect their choice.” —Nina Easton

132. “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.” — Unknown

133. “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

134. 75.“Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life”. — Jodi Picoult

135. “It’s important to realize that we adopt not because we are rescuers. No. We adopt because we are rescued.” — David Platt

136. “Adoption means I have a license to parent. Literally”.—Nicole

137. “Adoption is not a ‘better’ option but it is certainly more secure and truly a lifeline relationship.” – SatwinderSandhu

138. “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.” — Unknown

139. “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.”

140. “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

141. “I always wondered if I was ready to adopt – then I realized: no child was ready to be an orphan.” — Unknown

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

143. “Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” —John the Apostle

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

145. “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

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

Adoption is a complicated and emotional process, and above all, it’s the best deed of life. It brings immense happiness to your family and gives a new life to the child. Once you made up your mind, there is no going back. Go ahead, adopt, and make a wonderful family.

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