60 Inspirational & Motivational Adoption Quotes & Sayings

Insighful Quotes and Sayings on Adoption

Adoption is life-changing for both children and new parents, and throughout the process of adoption, there can be infinite emotions. While both the child and new parents are leaping into the unknown, the journey definitely will prove to be rewarding.

If you have been considering adopting a child or are currently going through the process of adoption, here are some inspirational adoption quotes to keep you inspired and going during your journey.

Motivational Quotes About Adoption and Birth Parents

If you are looking for some motivational quotes about adoption, we have compiled some of the best quotes for you!

  1. If you have the heart for adoption, don’t let fear stand in the way. — Doug Chapman
  2. It’s important to realize that we adopt not because we are rescuers. No. We adopt because we are rescued. — David Platt
  3. God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they get there. — Kira Mortenson
  4. Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.  — Unknown
  5. Somehow, destiny comes into play. These children end up with you, and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical. — Nicole Kidman
  6. Adoption is not the call to have the perfect rosy family. It is the call to give love, mercy, and patience. — Unknown
  7. 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
  8. Parenthood requires love, not DNA. — Anonymous
  9. Adoption is a journey of faith, from beginning to end. — Johnny Carr
  10. Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love. — Amalia G
  11. Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. — Oprah Winfrey
  12. 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 Woodhall
  13. 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
  14. There are no unwanted children, just unfound families. — Anonymous
  15. Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth. — Jody Cantrell Dyer
  16. We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending. — Fi Newood
  17. Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. — Jodi Picoult
  18. Be PROUD that you’re adopted! Every kid is different. — Unknown
  19. The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live. Lailah Gifty Akita
  20. When people tell me how lucky my children are, I offer a reply that upholds the girls’ dignity while acknowledging the complicated truth. ‘No,’ I say, ‘we are all blessed to have found each other. Julie Higgenbotham
  21. If there’s a cause worth fighting for, it’s this: children belong in families. — Nicole Skellenger
  22. Belonging to a family is a natural and vital component of life, and every child deserves to be a member of a loving and nurturing family. — Ronald Reagan
  23. Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise. — Andy Stanley
  24. While adoption does not undo the past, adopting a child, and more specifically an older child, gives an adoptive family the privilege of writing the parts of the child’s story that have not yet been written.— Caitlin Snyder
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. When children become actively involved in showing compassion to others, they learn about this value in a very deep and meaningful way. — Signe Wilson
  28. My birth mother brought me into this world, but it was my adoptive parents who gave me life. Christina Romo
  29. Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. — Robert A. Heinlein
  30. Perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one. — Bill ClintonA couple with their adopted child
  31. However, motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle. — Valerie Harper
  32. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. —Richard Bach
  33. Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s. — Sheryl Crow
  34. We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child. — James L. Gritter
  35. They may not have my eyes, they may not have my smile, but they have all my heart. — Anonymous
  36. 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
  37. Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. — Leigh Anne Tuohy
  38. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.  — Desmond Tutu
  39. When I have a family someday, I’ll probably adopt. Adoption has always been something close to my heart. There are so many kids out there who really need a family. — Tim Tebow
  40. Children and mothers never truly part, bound together by the beating of one another’s heart. Charlotte Gray
  41. Anyone who doesn’t have experience with adoption wonders, ‘Does love for a child come through DNA?’ I knew it didn’t. — Katherine Heigl
  42. If a mother and father can love more than one child, then certainly a child can love more than one mother or father. Unknown
  43. I’m drawn to kids that are already born. I think some people are meant to do certain things, and I believe I’m meant to find my children in the world somewhere and not necessarily have them genetically.  — Angelina Jolie
  44. When I was growing up, I wanted to adopt because I was aware there were kids that didn’t have parents. It’s not a humanitarian thing, because I don’t see it as a sacrifice. It’s a gift. We’re all lucky to have each other. Angelina Jolie
  45. Through adoption, Americans can forever change not only a child’s life but also their own. — George W. Bush
  46. 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
  47. I always wondered if I was ready to adopt – then I realized: no child was ready to be an orphan. — Unknown
  48. I am convinced, completely convinced, that there was nothing random about [the adoption], she is the daughter I should have. Meg Ryan
  49. What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one. — Barack Obama
  50. Whether your children are yours through biology or adoption, they are yours through love. — Sadia Rebecca RodriguezA woman with a little boy
  51. Adoptive parents become the biological parents through connection. — Dr. Karyn Purvis
  52. Adoptive Mom? I am Mom. I need no other label or prefix. — Joanne Greco
  53. Adoption was a bumpy ride, very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight. — Mariska Hargitay
  54. Motherhood is about celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. — Joan Ryan
  55. 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 9:8
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance. — Mother Teresa
  59. I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two. — Bob Constantine
  60. I have a lot of respect for my birth mother…I know she must have had a lot of love for me to want to give what she felt was a better chance. — Faith Hill

Adopting a child comes with many responsibilities, but a child also brings immense joy and happiness to your world. If you’re in the process of adoption, it might take some time and test your determination, but don’t let it get the better of you or demotivate you. You will have your little one you’ve always waited for very soon!

Also Read:

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