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
adoptee

“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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