25 Beloved Adoption Quotes

Don't miss these heart-warming adoption quotes.

Sara Stubbert May 06, 2015

Adoption is the opportunity of a lifetime. There is no greater calling than that of parenthood. Sometimes it helps to know that others understand our struggles through their quotes. Adoption quotes help lift our spirits. It takes faith, courage, hope, and lots of love to raise a child. But adoption is also a long process. So whether you’re lost in mounds of paperwork, or burning the midnight oil watching your new child, check out these inspiring adoption quotes.

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1. Motherhood

Giving birth does not make her a mother. Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.

2. Hope

We loved you before we even knew you, even when there was just a hope for you, we loved you.

3. Superman

Superman was adopted.

4. Parenthood

Parenthood requires love, not DNA.

Full Hearts
5. Full Hearts

If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.

6. Family

All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

-Hellen Keller

7. Courage

If you have the heart for adoption, don't let fear stand in the way.

-Doug Chapman

9. Selfless

A birth mother always puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.

True Love
10. True Love

Adoption is another word for love.

11. Blessings

Adoption: if a baby is not a blessing for you right now, let them be a blessing to someone else.

12. Destiny

Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It's something quite magical.

-Nicole Kidman


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

14. Chemistry

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.

-Oprah Winfrey

Life Lesson
15. Life Lesson

You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Rise to the Call
16. Rise to the Call

Adoption is not the call to have the perfect rosy family. It is the call to give love, mercy, and patience.

My Own
17. My Own

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own.

18. Masterpiece

The family is God's greatest masterpiece.

Sacred Exchange
19. Sacred Exchange

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

20. Together

God knit you together in your mother's womb, then he wove you into our hearts.

From the Start
21. From the Start

Born not from our flesh, but born into our hearts. You were longed for, wanted, and loved from the start.

22. Effort

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

23. Chosen

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.

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Sara Stubbert

Sara is a mama of 4, wife, designer, owner of a baby accessory business called Trulaaluu, international adoption advocate, Lupus fighter, Mormon, writer, runner, traveler, and lover of life. She has a great weakness for Coke and all chocolate products. Hence the importance of the running thing. Her youngest two children were born in Ethiopia, which she thinks is about the coolest thing ever.

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