Adoption Quotes

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General Adoption Quotes

"Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that one child, the world will change." -Unknown

Adoption is a redemptive response to tragedy that happens in this broken world.” -Katie J. Davis, "Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption"

Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.” -Unknown

"After all, children are children no matter their background." -Actress and adoptive mother, Julie Andrews

"Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents." -President George W. Bush

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” -Actress and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey

Adoption has the dimension of connection — not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.” -Actress Isabella Rossellini

"We must work tirelessly to make sure that every boy and girl in America who is up for adoption has a family waiting to reach him or her… This is a season of miracles, and perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one." -President Bill Clinton

”If a mother and father can love more than one child, then certainly a child can love more than one mother or father." -Unknown

Birth Parent Quotes

“Was it the act of giving birth that made you a mother? Did you lose that label when you relinquished your child? If people were measured by their deeds, on the one hand, I had a woman who had chosen to give me up; on the other, I had a woman who'd sat up with me at night when I was sick as a child, who'd cried with me over boyfriends, who'd clapped fiercely at my law school graduation. Which acts made you more of a mother?

Both, I realized. Being a parent wasn't just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” ― Author Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

"Birth parents are more than what they have done. They are the people who gave life to the children we love. They created the color of their eyes, the texture of their hair, and parts of their souls we can never touch." -Debbie Gallimore

Adoptive Parent Quotes

"A child born to another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me." -Jody Landers

"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." -Actress, activist and adoptive mother Angelina Jolie

"You don't have to give birth to someone to have a family. We're all family - an extended family." -Actress and adoptive mother Sandra Bullock

“Little souls find their way to you, whether their from your womb or someone else’s.” -Singer, songwriter and adoptive mother Sheryl Crow

Adoption was a bumpy ride — very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight.” -Actress and adoptive mother Mariska Hargitay

"Adoption has been a part of my life and a part of my family, so it was how I wanted to start. It felt natural and right to me." -Actress and adoptive mother Katherine Heigl

"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." -Actress, singer and adoptive mother Dale Evans

“There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth.” -Author Scott Simon, "Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption"

“Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical. -Actress ad adoptive mother Nicole Kidman

“I think adoption is a blessing all around when it’s done right.” -Actor and adoptive father Hugh Jackman

“Not flesh of my flesh. Not bone of my bone. But still miraculously my own. And never forget for a minute. You were not born under my heart. You were born in my heart.” -Unknown

"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." -Actress and adoptive mother Jamie Lee Curtis

Adoptee Quotes

“My adoption was treated as a celebration.” -Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan

“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.” -Founder of Wendy's and adoption advocate Dave Thomas

"Having been adopted, I really have a strong sense-a necessity almost-for stability. A foundation where my family is concerned. [Success] would be meaningless without anyone to share it with." -Singer and adoptee Faith Hill


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