9 Celebrity Quotes about Adoption That Will Touch Your Heart

Through their fame, celebrities are able to bring awareness to adoption in an incredible way. Here are 9 celebrity quotes that will touch your heart.

Caroline Bailey April 01, 2018
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Adoptive families live day in and day out understanding the trials and blessings that come with adoption. Often, our parenting experiences seem to go a bit unnoticed. However, when celebrities speak about adoption, they are able to bring awareness to what it is to be a family formed through adoption.

Here are 9 quotes about adoption that will touch your heart.

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

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

“Anyone who doesn’t have experience with adoption wonders, ‘Does love for a child
come through DNA?’ I knew it didn’t.” -Katherine Heigl, actress

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” -Oprah Winfrey, half-sister of an

“We look at adoption as a very sacred exchange. It was not done lightly on either side.” -
Jamie Lee Curtis, actress

“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, actress

“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, actress

“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, actress

Even though Dave Thomas was not (necessarily) a celebrity, he was an adoptee and spent the
majority of his life advocating for foster children and those in need of adoption. He summed it
up in the best way: “Every child deserves a home and love. Period.” -Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s

As a parent through adoption, I am always excited to hear when celebrities adopt. Through their fame, they are able to bring positive attention to adoption, adoptive families, and children who are still waiting.

Which quote speaks to your heart?

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Caroline Bailey

Caroline is a mother of three children through adoption and a strong advocate for the needs of children and families involved in the child welfare system in the United States. At the age of eleven (1983), she underwent an emergency hysterectomy in order to save her life. Caroline is the youngest person to have a hysterectomy. Her life has been profoundly affected by infertility. In 2006, Caroline and her husband, Bruce, became licensed foster parents. They were blessed to adopt two of their children through foster care in 2008 and 2010. Their youngest child is a relative of Caroline, and they celebrated his adoption in 2013. Caroline works for a Christian child welfare agency in Missouri. She has been a guest speaker at churches and conferences regarding adoption and is currently working on a memoir about the impact of illness, faith, foster care, and adoption in her life. Caroline is also an avid cyclist and enjoys cheering her children on in their various sporting activities. She shares her experience about foster care, adoption, barrenness, parenting, and faith on her blog. She would love to hear from you! Contact her at barrentoblessed@gmail.com.

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