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Inspirational Adoption Quotes

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 19, 2014

Reading adoption quotations and poems can be inspiring and encouraging, especially when you’re in the “adoption waiting” phase. A lot of effort goes into adopting a baby, and so it helps when you have as much support and encouragement as possible. A wonderful method to lift your mood and feel connected to the adoption community is by reading adoption quotes.

If you happen to face an obstacle in your adoption journey, re-visiting this list of adoption quotes can really put you into a positive frame of mind.

Below we’ve listed some of our favorite quotes on adoption. You might print this list or save it to your Internet favorites, so you can quickly access it when you need extra encouragement during your open adoption journey.

“Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising.”

-Actress Nia Vardalos

“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”

-Valerie Harper

“Was it the act of giving birth that made you a mother? …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, in the book Handle with Care

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”

-Oprah Winfrey

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

-Nicole Kidman

“Through adoption, Americans can forever change not only a child’s life but also their own.”

-Fmr. President George W. Bush

Do you have favorite adoption quote or saying that you don’t see here? Please include your quote in the comments section below…

Topics: Adoption