Top 18 Adoption Quotes for Kids

Your kids will love these thought-provoking insights about adoption.

Meghan Rivard May 06, 2015

You and your children will both enjoy these adoption quotes. They’ll provide insight and a springboard for some great conversations about adoption and what it means to your family.

Still Miraculously My Own
1. Still Miraculously My Own

2. Chosen

Growing Up
3. Growing Up

"You know your children are growing up when they stop asking where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going."

The Gift
4. The Gift

"I didn't give you the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you."

The Patchwork Quilt
5. The Patchwork Quilt

"Our family is like a big, beautiful patchwork quilt. Each of us different, yet stitched together by love."

All My Heart
6. All My Heart

"They may not have my eyes, they may not have my smile, but they have all my heart."

Change the World
7. Change the World

"Adopting one child won't change the world: But for that child, the world will change."

What Makes a Mother
9. What Makes a Mother

"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." -Oprah Winfrey

An All-Around Blessing
10. An All-Around Blessing

"I think adoption is a blessing all around when it's done right." -Hugh Jackman

I Forget
11. I Forget

"I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two." - Bob Constantine

Poem for a Lifebook
12. Poem for a Lifebook

I am so very special
I have been from the start
Before they held me in their arms
my family held me in their hearts.
And like a single drop of rain
that on still waters fall
My life and love will ripples make
and touch the lives of all.
So read this precious story
as step by step I grow.
I am a blessing and gift
as each page here will show.

You Become a Family
13. You Become a Family

"It has been said that adoption is more like a marriage than a birth: two (or more) individuals, each with their own unique mix of needs, patterns, and genetic history, coming together with love, hope, and commitment for a joint future. You become a family not because you share the same genes, but because you share love for each other."

14. Heartgrown

"Adoption is when a child grows in a Mommy's heart instead of her tummy."

Instant Love
15. Instant Love

"The adoption took time. The love arrived instantly."

Little Souls
16. Little Souls

"Little souls find their way to you, whether they're from your womb or someone else's." - Sheryl Crow

No Matter What
17. No Matter What

"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what."

There's Enough Love
18. There's Enough Love

"If a mother and father can love more than one child, then why is it so hard to understand that a child can love more than one mother and father?"

19. Honor

"When you honor the birth family, you honor the child. When you don't honor the birth family, the child will believe something is inherently wrong with him/her."

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Meghan Rivard

Meghan is an adoptive mother and a big advocate of adoption and foster care. She resides in Indiana with her husband, their one-year-old daughter who is the center of their lives, and their dog Max. She has a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Meghan stays at home with her daughter but is so happy she found this outlet to share her personal adoption story and educate about adoption!

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