70+ Best Adoption Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents. Inspirational adoption quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Adoption Quotes

When people tell me how lucky my children are, I offer a reply that upholds the girls’ dignity while acknowledging the complicated truth. ‘No,’ I say, ‘we are all blessed to have found each other.’ Julie Higgenbotham

The world may not change if you adopt a child, but for that child their world will change. Unknown

I am a living testament you can be adopted and successful. Daunte Culpepper

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

Being a mother has enriched my life in so many ways, it’s opened my world, in a way. Michelle Pfeiffer

We didn’t give you the gift of life. Life gave us the gift of you. Unknown

I think adoption is a blessing all around when it is done right. Hugh Jackman

Every child deserves a home and love. Period. Dave Thomas

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Too many children in foster care are falling through the cracks. Be a hero, take the time to learn about adoption today. Bruce Willis

What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it’s the courage to raise one. Barack Obama

Adoption is complicated, but it is also rich with narratives of strength. Jillian Lauren

…for me, having been adopted was normal. Knowing I was adopted was as natural as having a belly button. It was just always there. Madeleine Melcher

Adoption is a commitment that enter into blindly, but it is no different than adding a child by birth. It is essential that adopting parents are committed to parenting this child for the rest of their lives, and committed to parenting through the tough stuff. Brooke Randolph

Adopted. Big deal; so was Superman. Christ Crutcher

It’s important to realize that we adopt not because we are rescuers. No. We adopt because we are rescued. David Platt

Amazing Adoption Quotes

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending. Fi Newood

Adoption was a bumpy ride – very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight. Mariska Hargitay

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. Nia Vardalos

There is no friendship, and no love, like that of the parent for the child. Henry Ward Beecher

[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. Isabella Rossellini

To adopt a child is a great work of love. When it is done, much is given, but much is also received. It is a true exchange of gifts. Pope John Paul II

God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they got there. Kira Mortenson

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Parenthood requires love, not DNA. Unknown

Adoption – because family isn’t made from blood, it’s made from love. Unknown

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

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

Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth. Jody Cantrell Dyer

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

…perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one. Bill Clinton

Every single minute matters, every single child matters, every single childhood matters. Kailash Satyathi

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

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to be one. Jim Demint

Adopting an older child is a journey, a developing relationship, and a wonder to behold! Karlene Edgemon

Top Adoption Quotes

There are no unwanted children, just unfound families. The National Adoption Center

While adoption does not undo the past, adopting a child, and more specifically an older child, gives an adoptive family the privilege of writing the parts of the child’s story that have not yet been written. Caitlin Snyder

I learned that you need to be born into a family to be loved by one. Lisa Wingate

Adoption is the visible gospel. John Piper

Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. Leigh Anne Tuohy

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach

If there’s a cause worth fighting for, it’s this: children belong in families. Nicole Skellenger

When children become actively involved in showing compassion to others, they learn about this value in a very deep and meaningful way. Signe Wilson

I believe one of the most sacrificial acts of love adoptive parents can do is to give up their preconceptions and agendas about what their child’s views should” be and be open to hear the conflicting emotions and thoughts their child often experiences. Sherrie Eldridge

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. Robert A. Heinlein

My adoption was treated as a celebration. Michael Reagan

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

Adoption is a redemptive response to tragedy that happens in the broken world. Katie J. Davis

Motherhood is about celebrating the child you have not the child you thought you’d have. Joan Ryan

Belonging to a family is a natural and vital component of life, and every child deserves to be a member of a loving and nurturing family. Ronald Reagan

The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live. Lailah Gifty Akita

so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky. Philippians 2:15

Through us, the power of each child’s story has the opportunity to change our world. Nicole Skellenger

Adoption is a journey of faith, from beginning to end. Johnny Carr

Whether your children are yours through biology or adoption, they are yours through love. Sadia Rebecca Rodriguez

Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. Jodi Picoult

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

All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller

If you have a heart for adoption, don’t let fear stand in the way. Doug Chapman

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

Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise. Andy Stanley

We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

If you think our hands are full, you should see our hearts! Unknown

We always wanted to adopt, and when the opportunity opened up, we did it to help change a child’s life. Willie Robertson

I say to everybody, ‘Adoption is not for the faint of heart.’ Mariska Hargitay

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Love runs stronger than blood. Deeper than any name you could give me. Andrew Peterson

My adoption journey fully fuels my inspiration, my drive, what my vision of success is. Jordan Fisher

When I have a family someday, I’ll probably adopt. Adoption has always been something close to my heart. There are so many kids out there who really need a family. Tim Tebow

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

Anyone who doesn’t have experience with adoption wonders, ‘Does love for a child come through DNA?’ I knew it didn’t. Katherine Heigl

Adoption is less about getting a child for your family and more about giving your family for a child. Unknown