Adoption brings with it a whole range of emotions, relationships, and ties. Let’s delve deeper into this noble act and shed light on the varied emotions that it brings along.
The U.S. State Department in its annual report of 2013, has reported that American families adopted more than 7,000 children in the year 2012. In 2011, Americans adopted the highest number of children from China.
Adoption is a selfless act. It signifies hope and the promise of a better future. It leads to the birth of new relationships and a family. While the act in itself is extremely noble, there are several questions that are asked and several probing doubts that are put forth by the world. To be able to get past these and make a world of your own with your child is something that all adoptive parents have to deal with and strive to achieve. Once these niggling doubts have been soothed, the only thing that is left is your family.
To commemorate the varied emotions that a topic like adoption brings along, this AptParenting article will list out some of the most famous quotes for adoptive parents, as well as inspirational quotes about adoption for your reading.
Inspirational Adoption Quotes and Sayings
“I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.”
“There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.”
“I think adoption is a blessing all around when it’s done right.”
“My birth mother brought me into this world, but it was my adoptive parents who gave me life.”
“People ask me. ‘What about gay adoptions? Interracial? Single Parent?’ I say. ‘Hey fine, as long as it works for the child and the family is responsible.’ My big stand is this: Every child deserves a home and love. Period.”
“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.”
“Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.”
“Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth.”
―Jody Cantrell Dyer
“We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.”
“Adoption is a beautiful, burdensome blessing.”
―Jody Cantrell Dyer
“My adoption was treated as a celebration.”
“The adoption was challenging – the love arrived instantly.”
― Author Unknown
“No one ‘just adopts’.”
―Jody Cantrell Dyer
“If a mother and father can love more than one child, then certainly a child can love more than one mother or father.”
“Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents.”
―George W. Bush
“Adopted. Big Deal; so was Superman.”
“There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth.”
“If children are God’s Gift then adopted are God’s child.”
Quotes for Adoptive Parents
“The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.”
“Aside from new babies, new mothers must be the most beautiful creatures on earth.”
“Adoption was a bumpy ride―very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight.”
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”
“When she looks in the mirror, we want our daughter to know herself. It’s hard to face the world when you don’t know where your face came from.”
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”
“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.”
“Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical.”
“Giving birth does not make a mother. Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.”
These were some of the most famous and inspirational quotes about adoption. The feelings and emotions that this great acts brings forth has no doubt, got you respecting not only the act but the people who are benevolent enough to actually make this happen and bring some hope into this world.