60 Inspirational Adoption Quotes and Sayings

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Looking for the best adoption quotes? We’ve compiled a list of inspirational, wise, and humorous quotes and sayings about adoption.

Best Adoption Quotes and Sayings

  1. Adoption Is About Finding Families For Children Not Finding Children For Families – Joyce Maguire Pavao

  2. A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race. – Barbara Christine Seifert

  3. A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. – Carl Sandburg

  4. A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. – Author Unknown

  5. 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

  6. A crying baby is the best form of birth control. – Carole Tabron

  7. Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething. – Mark Twain

  8. Adopting any child is a walk into the unknown. It takes Faith.

  9. Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change.

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  10.         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

  11. Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the call to give love, mercy, and patience. – Hope For Orphans

  12. Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy. – Author Unknown

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

  14. Adoptive Mom? I am Mom. I need no other label or prefix. – Joanne Greco

  15. After all, children are children no matter their background.- Julie Andrews

  16. Always kiss your children goodnight — even if they’re already asleep. – Quoted by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  17. Aside from new babies, new mothers must be the most beautiful creatures on earth. – Terri Guillemets

  18. Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful. – Charles Osgood

  19. Babies are such a nice way to start people. – Don Herrold

  20. Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories

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

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

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  23. 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

  24. Children and mothers never truly part, bound together by the beating of one another’s heart. – Charlotte Gray

  25. Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.- Mother Teresa

  26. Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. – Fran Lebowitz

  27. Every child begins the world again…. – Henry David Thoreau

  28. Every child deserves a home and love. Period.- Doug Chapman

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

  30. Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. – Ed Howe

  31. Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.- Amalia G.

  32. He who can reach a child’s heart can reach the world’s heart.- Rudyard Kipling

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  33. However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.- Valerie Harper

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

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

  36. The thing I want more than anything else I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.- Marilyn Monroe

  37. If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. – Laurence Housman

  38. It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money. – Elinor Goulding Smith

  39. If you were to open up a baby’s head — and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should — you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland. -Dave Barry

  40. In an open adoption agreement, you agree to a minimum number of visits – a floor, not a ceiling. It’s enforceable.- Dan Savage

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  41. It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. – Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

  42. It wasn’t easy to adopt an American child. Actually it’s quite simple, but finding out how to do it was the hard part.- Nia Vardalos

  43. It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. -Phyllis Diller

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

  45. Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born. – George Bernard Shaw

  46. Little souls find their way to you, whether their from your womb or someone elses.- Sheryl Crow

  47. Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone

  48. 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

  49. Open adoption, when it works, is fabulous. But when it goes wrong, it’s so traumatizing for everybody. – Caroline Leavitt

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  50. People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. – Leo J. Burke

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

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

  53. There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can’t get it. – Irena Chalmers

  54. 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

  55. There is so much loss wrapped up in adoption that it is unfair to ask a child to be thankful. – Brooke Randolph

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

  57. 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

  58. We need a spirit of adoption to take us out of the foundling hospital of the world, and to put us into the celestial family.- George Boardman

  59. We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child. – James L. Gritter

  60. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu

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