156 Beautiful Adoption Quotes To Motivate You

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Adopting a child and giving them a loving home is a noble thought. But the process of deciding to adopt is an emotional roller coaster ride. We are here to help and motivate you with a list of inspirational quotes on adoption. It is natural to feel the nerves during this time, but you should also be looking forward to the journey of adopting and bringing up a child.

By adopting, not only are you bringing your sunshine home, but you are also giving a beautiful home and family to a homeless child. Here is a collection of beautiful adoption quotes to motivate you for adoption.

150+ Inspiring Adoption Quotes

  1. Whether your children are yours through biology or adoption, they are yours through love.” — Sadia Rebecca Rodriguez
  1. My adoption journey fully fuels my inspiration, my drive, what my vision of success is.” — Jordan Fisher
  1. My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve.” — Karen Fowler
  1. Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” —John the Apostle
  1. Adopting a child is the best deed of all.” — Unknown
  1. You don’t have to give birth to someone to be family. We’re all family – extended family.” — Sandra Bullock
  1. I always wondered if I was ready to adopt – then I realized: no child was ready to be an orphan.” — Unknown
  1. A child needs love, doesn’t matter from where it comes.” — Unknown
  1. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” — Psalm
  1. However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” — Valerie Harper
  1. 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
  1. I’m thankful to my biological mom to bring me to this world, and to my lovely mother who adopted and gave me a beautiful life.” — Unknown
  1. Adoptive parents become the biological parents through connection.” — Dr. Karyn Purvis
  1. There are so many kids in this world, and in this country, that need homes. And so we’re perfectly content to look into adoption one day…” — Lisa Ling
  1. In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” — Romans
  1. Adoption’s not the answer either / Is it fair for you to say / That she should go through pregnancy / So a total stranger can take it away.” – Glen Evans
  1. Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the call to give love, mercy, and patience.” — Unknown
  1. Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone
  1. Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.” — Mother Teresa
  1. Most of us enter the adoptive or foster parenting journey with hope. And we’re filled with passion and energy. For good reason too—we’ve been called to do this.” — Mike Berry
  1. Adoption is not about finding children for families, its about finding families for children.” — Joyce Maguire Pavao
  1. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” — Matthew
  1. I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.” — Bob Constantine
  1. We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.” — James L. Gritter
  1. Children deserve to be brought into a strong, successful marriage or a stable single-parent home. If your home life is currently in conflict, now is not the best time to consider adoption.” – Corrie Lynn Player
  1. You know, I truly believe adoption is one of the greatest unheralded blessings in the world. Think how beautiful it is to give a child a home and to become a family because you choose to! Maybe that’s the best way to make a family, don’t you think?” — Kristin Harmel
  1. By choice, we have become a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being. Great expectations are good; great experiences are better.” — Richard Fischer
  1. to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’ So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God made you also an heir.” — Galatians
  1. Keep this in mind that actually raising your adopted child will cost whatever it would have cost if she had been born to you.” — Unknown
  1. Foster care is risky. Adoption is risky. Love itself is always risky.” — Orphan Justice
  1. My birth mother brought me into this world, but it was my adoptive parents who gave me life.” — Christina Romo
  1. Adoption is a wonderful thing. Christians have rightly considered themselves as a people adopted by God, and adoption has been a central Christian practice for many branches of Christianity.”
  1. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu
  1. “My friends, adoption is redemption. It’s costly, exhausting, expensive, and outrageous. Buying back lives costs so much. When God set out to redeem us, it killed him.” — Derek Loux
  1. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” — Ephesians
  1. Placement day is an important date in the life of an adopted child, especially if he or she remembers that day. Some celebrate this date as an adoption birthday because it is the true beginning of the adaption.” — Unknown
  1. Adoptive Mom? I am Mom. I need no other label or prefix.” — Joanne Greco
  1. Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth.” — Jody Cantrell Dyer
  1. Adopted. Big deal; so was Superman.” — Chris Crutcher
  1. Adoption of children, in one form or another, is as old as human history.
  1. Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” — Leigh Anne Tuohy
  1. Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart but in it.” — Fleur Conkling Heyliger
  1. A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.” — Skye Hardwick
  1. Children and mothers never truly part, bound together by the beating of one another’s heart.” — Charlotte Gray
  1. Adoption is an ‘affair of the heart.’ But as much as adoption fills a need for love, there is much more involved.”
  1. If you have a heart for adoption, don’t let fear stand in the way.” — Doug Chapman
  1. Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey
  1. Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical.” — Nicole Kidman
  1. Adoption is not a ‘better’ option but it is certainly more secure and truly a lifeline relationship.” – SatwinderSandhu
  1. Adoption is less about getting a child for your family and more about giving your family for a child.” — Unknown
  1. Motherhood is about celebrating the child you have not the child you thought you’d have.” — Joan Ryan
  1. The legality of adoption is like the legality of marriage. It binds people together, meaning they usually think twice if they want to separate from the relationship.
  1. Perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one.” — Bill Clinton
  1. Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters.” — Kailash Satyathi
  1. I firmly believe that adaption gives children in need a lifeline.” — Satwinder Sandhu
  1. I think adoption is a blessing all around when it is done right.” — Hugh Jackman
  1. Family is not defined by our genes; it is built and maintained through love.” — Unknown
  1. Adoption was a bumpy ride – very bumpy. But God, was it worth the fight.” — MariskaHargitay
  1. The adoptive parent if an infant , too, is often looked upon as something of a hero, or a martyr.” — Melanie Tem
  1. A moment in my arms, forever in my heart. With adoption, I found my bundle of joy.” — Unknown
  1. Be proud that you’re adopted! Every kid is different.” — Unknown
  1. Adoption means I have a license to parent. Literally”.—Nicole
  1. A mother’s love for her child is like no other love. To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know.” — Mary
  1. Adoption one child won’t change the world, but for that child, the world will change.” — Unknown
  1. As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” — Winnie the Pooh
  1. ‎“Adoptive Mom? I am Mom. I need no other label or prefix.” — Joanne Greco
  1. 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. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.”—Isabella Rossellini
  1. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” — Richard Bach
  1. Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” — Sheryl crow
  1. It’s important to realize that we adopt not because we are rescuers. No. We adopt because we are rescued.” — David Platt
  1. I think adoption is a wonderful thing. Three of my nine siblings were adopted. And someday, I’m gonna find them.” – Tina Fey
  1. Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” — Robert A. Heinlein
  1. Motherhood is the most precious gift, however it comes.” — Unknown
  1. She’s more than adopted. She’s a part of me.” — Sam Hellman
  1. 75.“Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life”. — Jodi Picoult
  1. Adopting any child is a walk into the unknown. It takes faith and understanding.” — Unknown
  1. Oh, no, getting adopted doesn’t hurt. It’s just another way people have of saying I love you.” — Bob Walsh
  1. They may not have my eyes, they may not have my smile, but they have all my heart.” — Unknown
  1. A child born to another woman calls me mom. The depth of the tragedy and the magnitude of the privilege are not lost on me.” — Jody Landers
  1. Being adopted is like having blank pages in the first chapter of your book of life.”
  1. 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
  1. You need to adopt them! Who knows what may happen if you don’t adopt them! And they need a good home!” — Joan S.
  1. Adoption gives you the lifetime opportunity to fulfill your desire of having a child.” — Unknown
  1. When she looks in the mirror, we want our daughter to know herself. It’s hard to face the world when you don’t know where your face came from adoptive parents.” — Unknown
  1. There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.”—The National Adoption Center
  1. Adoption gives a new home to a child and a bundle of happiness to you.” — Unknown
  1. God, this adoption stuff is so overwhelming. There’s inter-country adoption, dependency adoption… There are so many ways to go, and this is like the biggest decision of our lives.” — Unknown
  1. Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, and it need not be deserved.” — Erich Fromm
  1. Before adoption, life seems annoying. After adoption, you get a new life with blessing of child in your destiny.” — Unknown
  1. Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents.” — George W. Bush
  1. “Being a mother is a great feeling and only woman can understand. Sometimes, it’s not necessary to be a biological mother. Adoption gives you the chance to be mother of a lonely child.” — Unknown
  1. Where there is love, there is life. Always keep love in your heart for the child, when you plan for adoption.” — Unknown
  1. It is amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it is exactly where you need to be.” — Sarah Dessen
  1. “We loved you before we even knew you, even when there was just a hope for you, we loved you.” —Unknown
  1. God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they get there.” —KiraMortenson
  1. 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
  1. If a baby is not a blessing for you right now, let them be a blessing to someone else.” —Unknown
  1. Adoption is not a birth-mothers rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby.” — Unknown
  1. Giving birth does not make a mother.. Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.” — Unknown
  1. There are young people having babies every day that cannot possibly take care of them, and, as people who believe that every life is beautiful, we need to make them aware of another choice – to give that beautiful life up for adoption.” —John Schneider
  1. A son or daughter in any human family is either born to or adopted by the parents. By definition, a child can’t be both. But with God we’re both born of him and adopted by him.” — Jerry Bridges
  1. If you love someone unconditionally and with your whole heart, then you will do what is best for them, not you. I have never learned a harder lesson than giving my child up for adoption, and I probably never will.” —Talitha
  1. Adoption should be an empowering option for young women in crisis, knowing that the people around them- family, friends, church – will respect their choice.” —Nina Easton
  1. Adoption isn’t a birthmother’s rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby.” —Mary Hines
  1. There are two different kinds of strength. There’s the strength to make a parenting plan and then there’s the strength to give that plan to another” —Unknown
  1. Adoption is a journey of faith, from beginning to end.” — Johnny Carr
  1. 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
  1. I’m in love with a child I haven’t met yet.” —Unknown
  1. The beggarly question of parentage–what is it, after all? What does it matter, when you come to think of it, whether a child is yours by blood or not? All the little ones of our time are collectively the children of us adults of the time, and entitled to our general care.” — Thomas Hardy
  1. A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” — Forest E. Witcraft
  1. 111.“Children makes the family complete. With adoption, you take the positive step to complete the missing link of your family.” — Unknown
  1. I know I was adopted, but I never felt it.” — Unknown
  1. You may not have my eyes or smile, but from that very first moment you had my heart.” —Kathy R. Jeffords
  1. 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.” — Unknown
  1. 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.” — Katherine Heigl
  1. While it costs us a lot to adopt children, it cost God the blood of His own Son.” — Ricky Morton
  1. Parenthood requires love. Not DNA!” —Unknown
  1. Adoption comes from the heart, but the adoption process comes from the Law. You should follow your heart, but be sure you also follow the law.” — Irina ORear
  1. Adoption is complicated, but it is also rich with narratives of strength.”— Jillian Lauren
  1. If Children are God’s Gift then adopted are God’s child.”― Revathi Sankaran
  1. Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption. It is the Gospel in my living room.”― Katie J. Davis
  1. 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
  1. Adopted. Not a Big Deal when you have great parents.”― Unknown
  1. A bonus in raising a child you don’t have a biological tie to is you will never saddle them with watching their every move and declaring their musical talent as “that’s from your dad’s side.”― NiaVardalos
  1. Since we have had this baby with us, I have never again wondering why I never got pregnant. There is no doubt in my mind that God, in His wonderful way, was saving us to be the parents of this wonderful little boy.”― Kathleen Silber
  1. I was adopted there for I was not put in a family by random I was chosen I was wanted by another then my own.”― Michael J. Barron
  1. If God is calling you to adopt, He will accomplish it. If God is leading you to care for the fatherless across the globe in some way other than adoption, He will accomplish it.” ― Rick Morton
  1. Motherhood comes to you with adoption and it’s a miracle.” ― Unknown
  1. There’s nothing more important in this world than adopting and caring for a child.” ― Unknown
  1. Adoption isn’t just a childhood experience, it’s a life-long experience.” ― DaShanne Stokes
  1. Adoption is a conscious choice we make for ourselves. It has to come from within.” ― Unknown
  1. Thus bound together, they sheltered the child from the cold, dark night, enveloping him in warmth.” ― Seth Adam Smith
  1. Adoption is a journey. I know I am adopted. But my parents never made me go through it.” ― Unknown
  1. I love them both as though I birthed them both, but also as though I adopted them both.”― Natalie Brenner
  1. Adoption: Every Child a Wanted Child… There are 143 million orphans in the world waiting for someone to want them. Could one of them be waiting for you?”― Liz Tolsma
  1. To adoptees. Never be afraid of searching for the truth. The joy that may await you will far outweigh the burden of your long journey.” ― Diamond Mike Watson
  1. Adoptive Mom? I am a Mom. I need no other label or prefix.” — Joanne Greco
  1. Open adoption is an opportunity to build enormous bridges to families beyond your reach.” — Kristen Gerald
  1. Adoptive parents, child, birth mother, siblings, extended adoptive family, extended birth family—the more love we give, the more we receive.” — Jeanette Green
  1. Adopting one child will not change the world. But for that one child, it will change the world forever.” — Unknown
  1. The Gospel is not a picture of adoption; adoption is a picture of the Gospel.” — John Piper
  1. I am thankful to God to drop me into a beautiful house.” — Unknown
  1. For when a child is born, the mother is also born again.” — Gilbert Parker
  1. Job of adoptee is to give the child roots to grow and wings to fly.” — Unknown
  1. With adoption, you add colors to the childhood of a desiring child.” — Unknown
  1. Adoption is the biggest gift that a homeless child every dreams about.” — Unknown

Adoption quotes help to inspire and motivate parents in their decision. Although the fundamental reason is the desire to expand or build a family, some may adopt due to other reasons such as to support a child in need. Adoption can help some children achieve their life goals and have a better life than they would have if they stayed with their biological parents or were placed in foster care. You can share adoption quotes to help people change their minds about adoption. It can also be a fantastic way to encourage someone who has recently adopted a child. These quotes can also help new families who are transitioning or waiting for adoption to stay positive.

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