61 Amazing Quotes About Adoption

Adoption Is About Finding Families For Children Not Finding Children For Families - Joyce Maguire Pavao

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

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

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

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. - Carl Sandburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy's heart instead of her tummy. - Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every child begins the world again.... - Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open adoption, when it works, is fabulous. But when it goes wrong, it's so traumatizing for everybody. - Caroline Leavitt

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

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. - Leo J. Burke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. - Desmond Tutu

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

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