Encouraging Adoption Quotes

I love inspirational quotes!  There is something about finding a quote that really speaks to you that is so powerful!  I’ve gathered some of my absolute favorite adoption quotes and I thought you might enjoy reading them.  Let them inspire you as you embark (or continue) on your adoption journey!

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Favorite Adoption Quotes

“I hold my daughter in my arms and thank God for bringing her to me. 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. I know now why all those events happened. Or didn’t happen. So I could meet this little girl. She is, in every way, my daughter. I am carrying my Funny Gift from God and all is good.”
― Nia Vardalos, Instant Mom

“Adoptive Mom? I am a Mom. I need no other label or prefix.”
Joanne Greco

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

“Because now I know what I have been waiting for. I know exactly why the other processes didn’t work. I know I was supposed to wait for this little girl.”
― Nia Vardalos, Instant Mom

“Indeed for all of us who are believers, our present circumstances and futures aren’t defined by our pasts. Our identities are found in Christ alone. As believers in Christ, we were adopted into God’s family. Adoption. It’s a beautiful thing.”
― Kelly Rosati, Wait No More: One Family’s Amazing Adoption Journey

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

“I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.”
Bob Constantine

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, Holiness Day by Day: Transformational Thoughts for Your Spiritual Journey

“The adoption was challenging – the LOVE arrived instantly.” Unknown

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“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.”
Isabella Rossellini

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

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

“I think adoption is a blessing all around when it’s done right.”
Hugh Jackman

“My birth mother brought me into this world, but it was my adoptive parents who gave me life.”
Christina Romo

“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.”
Dale Evans

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

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“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

“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, Reflections on Motherhood

“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, Instant Mom

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