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Our Favorite Adoption Quotes to Entertain and Inspire

adoptive familyPeople can have an appetite for well expressed and motivational wisdom. Adoptive parents are usually reading tons of books, blogs, and articles before and after the adoption. Among all those great books, there are also some inspiring adoption quotes that can make you feel connected to a larger community. We’ve created a list of our favorite adoption quotes to reference while enduring any time during your adoption story.

General adoption quotes…

1. “Adopted. Big deal; so was Superman.” – Chris Crutcher

2. “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

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

4. “Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.”  – Charles Osgood

5. “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 would be no adoptive family birthdays without courageous birthmothers. These women have to make one of the most courageous and difficult parenting decisions anyone could make. These quotes express how important they are to their adoptive families… 

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

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

3. “You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay.” – Mandy Hale

4. “Motherhood is about celebrating the child you have not the child you thought you’d have.” – Joan Ryan

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

6. “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

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

8. Adoptive parents who are waiting to be connected with a birthmother or waiting for their child to be born may feel stressful and sad. Keep in mind that it’s important to stay positive!

9. “Adoption is a journey of faith, from beginning to end.” – Johnny Carr

10. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

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

13. “Everything is hard before it is easy.” – Goethe