More Than 40 Beautiful Adoption Quotes And Poems

This collection of adoption quotes, poems and messages will help you write and pimp up your

  • adoption congratulations card (see below what to write)
  • a (new baby) announcement for your adopted child
  • an adopted baby's scrapbook
  • an adopted baby's photo album.

Some of these sayings also go well for foster families and children in foster care. 

painted wildlife animals gathering around a baby rabbit in a cot with text: The adoption took time... the love arrived instantly.what a cute saying for an adopted child!

Inspiring Adoption Quotes

Bound by love. Joined by hearts. Sent from heaven. A gift from God.

You may not have my eyes or smile but from that very first moment you had my heart.

Adoption is when a child grows in his mommy's heart instead of her tummy.

Adoption spells: Amazed. Delighted. Overjoyed. Proud. Tickled. In 7th heaven. On Cloud Nine. Never Happier!

However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle! (Valerie Harper)

More Adoption Quotes

Parenthood requires love. Not DNA!

I didn't give you the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you.

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

Adoption is: Love. Commitment. Courage. Family. Charity. Adventure. Happiness. A wonderful experience. And so much more!

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)

God knew that it doesn't matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they get there! (Kira Mortenson)

Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story. (Josh Shipp) 

Family: Our last names may not match but our hearts certainly do.

Adoption means you have a license to parent. Literally!

Family doesn't only happen genetically.

Having an adopted baby brings a whole new meaning to the saying "It's the little things in life"! (c)Eva Dittmer

baby feet and baby quote: Having an adopted baby brings a whole new meaning to the saying 'It's the little things in life'.so true!

These messages on adopting are also great as a wall art / wall decoration in an adopted baby's nursery.

Even More Adoption Quotes

This baby is chosen, she (replace by he if it's a baby boy) is wanted, she is cherished, she grows in your hearts, she is the missing piece, she is loved, she is adopted. 

Wanted - Chosen - Adopted - Loved.

Adoption helps put love back into a child's life.

Adoption is just as beautiful, just as wonderful, and just as amazing as having a child any other way.

This baby wasn't expected, he/she was selected!

Family is not defined by our genes. It is built and maintained through love.

Adoption is another word for love!

Some things are absolutely worth the wait.

Adopting a child won't change the world but for this one child and couple the world will change. 

The adoption took time. - The love arrived instantly.

Adoption. Born in your hearts. United by love.

blurred baby feet in background with a baby adoption poem printed on.cute poem for an adopted baby girl

Adoption Quotes

We adopt not because we are rescuers but we are the rescued.

Adoption is not a birthmother's rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby.

I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you. (John 14:18)

For this child I have prayed and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of him. (Samuel 1:27)

Gotcha Day: Children are a gift from the Lord. This is a day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 127:3, 118:24)  

I may not have carried you for 9 months but I will spent the rest of my life loving you, protecting you and doing whatever I need to make you happy. 

You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families. (National Adoption Center)

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

You were born in our hearts.

Adoption parents can be awesome. Because their love is a choice.

Adoption: when your family tree becomes an orchard.

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. She is, in every way, my daughter. (Nia Vardalos)

Little souls find their way to you whether they are from your womb  or someone else's. (Sheryl Crow)

colored background with the writing 1. line: foster (strikethrough), 2. line: adoptive (strikethrough), 3. line: biological (strikethrough), 4. line: motherit really does not matter!

Adoption Poems

The Gift Of Life

I didn't give you the gift of life. But in my heart I know, the love I feel is deep and real as if it had been so. For us to have each other, is like a dream come true - no, I didn't give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you!

Not Flesh Of My Flesh

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute: You will not grow under my heart but in it.

(Fleur Conkling Heyliger)

At Last

At last you're adopted, I waited and all until finally I got the call! You were so little, so tiny and sweet, I knew in a minute, you were meant for me.

Adoption Congratulations Cards

You are not sure what to write in an adoption congratulations card? Why don't you write what you'd write for a biological baby and then add one of these wonderful adoption quotes?

Here's a sample message: "Congratulations and a very warm welcome to (name of adopted baby / child). May your new family be blessed with good health, love and laughter."

Here you'll find many more sample messages for congratulations on an adopted baby or child.

As mentioned above, complete your wishes by adding one of the adoption sayings from this page. You can also use the quote for your cover text. Sometimes you might need to adjust the 'I form' into the 'you form' to make it work.

If the adoption is within your family and a baby is being adopted this cute little rhyme will be a great fit: 

a circle formed by green leaves and a welcome adopted baby rhymewelcome to our family

Tiny little baby (alternatively baby girl / baby boy), so precious and small, welcome to our family, we love you all! (c)Eva Dittmer

Adoption Gift Ideas

If the family has adopted a baby you can gift basically everything you'd gift for a biological child, too. Such as care products, a diaper cake, a baby blanket, a cuddly toy or other baby items. Browse my website to see lots of practical, cute and unique ideas. The sitemap will help you to find your way around.

My special adoption gift recommendation: 

               How about adopting / gifting a hero rat?

a little rat

I love and support this foundation and program ever since I heard about it. And this is just a unique and perfect gift idea for an adopted baby or child. Adopt (just finance it, you do not have to take the rat into your home) a HeroRAT and help to save lives! For more details google for "Apopo Herorats".

National Adoption Day / Month

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


What is National Adoption Day?

National Adoption Day raises awareness of the children in foster care. The day focuses on the more than 100,000 children and youth waiting for permanent and loving families in the US. Each year, it takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2024 is National Adoption Day.

And each year, November is National Adoption month.

a green heart formed of different words such as baby, adoption, love, parents, etc.a heart for adoption!

See more inspiring adoption quotes on my pinterest page.

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