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Inspirational Adoption Quotes and Sayings

Updated on June 25, 2015
If your looking for information on Foster Adoption contact your local foster family agency or Google "Foster Adoption", and include your state. You will find many helpful websites and agencies available with information to assist you.
If your looking for information on Foster Adoption contact your local foster family agency or Google "Foster Adoption", and include your state. You will find many helpful websites and agencies available with information to assist you.
Nationwide, more than 463,000 children live in foster care. In California which has the largest foster care population than any other state, the number of foster youth has tripled in the last 20 years.
Nationwide, more than 463,000 children live in foster care. In California which has the largest foster care population than any other state, the number of foster youth has tripled in the last 20 years.
November 22, 2014 is National Adoption Day. On National Adoption Day a number of courts and communities in the United States come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care.
November 22, 2014 is National Adoption Day. On National Adoption Day a number of courts and communities in the United States come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care.

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♥"The adoption took time...The love arrived instantly."

♥ "Adoptive Mom? I am a Mom. I need no other label or prefix." Joanne Greco

♥ "Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising." Nia Vardalos

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

♥ "To give them what I never had heals me. Some days I look at them and almost start to cry. I think, how can I love them more, than I did the day before? But it keeps growing." Rosie O"Donnell

♥ “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

♥ “Is she your real daughter?” they asked me. “Real?” I questioned. “What do you mean real? She is a child not born of my flesh, that’s true. But she is a child truly born within my heart….within my soul. Yes, she is real.” An adoptive mother

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

♥ "My adoption was treated as a celebration." Michael Reagan

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

♥ "We must work tirelessly to make sure that every boy and girl in America who is up for adoption has a family waiting to reach him or her… This is a season of miracles, and perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one." Bill Clinton

♥ "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."
Dale Evans

♥ “Becoming a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me, I am happy to once again be a part of National Adoption Day. We were matched with our daughter through the U.S. foster care system, and my goal is to share information about the more than 120,000 foster care children in this country who are waiting for a family.” Nia Vardalos

♥ "I found real fulfillment through my children and through adopting special needs kids." Mia Farrow

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

♥ "I realized at the start that whether a child is biological or adopted, one does not know all the ingredients in the package. That is what growth is all about. A child is the slowest flower in the world, opening petal by petal, revealing the developing personality within."
Robert Klose

♥ “There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.” The National Adoption Center

♥ “I did not make you in my own image; I created you from the imagery of my heart." Nancy McGuire Roche

♥ “Adoption is when a child grew in its mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.” Unknown

♥ “I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two." Bob Constantine

♥ ”If a mother and father can love more than one child,
then certainly a child can love more than one mother or father." Unknown

♥ "He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart." Rudyard Kipling

♥ “We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.” Jim Gritter

♥ “Adoption is not about finding children for families, it's about finding families for children.” Joyce Maguire Pavao

♥ "Having been adopted, I really have a strong sense-a necessity almost-for stability. A foundation where my family is concerned. [Success] would be meaningless without anyone to share it with." Faith Hill

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    • instantlyfamily profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      I am so excited for you all. I share in your happiness. Stay positive, keep focused and make your dream come true. I will look forward to hearing of your success. Please keep me posted. :)

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      Tina L 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      Hubby and I are I are now taking classes for fostering/adoption. and are excited and happy. We are hoping to pass and to hopefully adopt a young lady. We have already spent time with her and we already love her. She is up North with my aunt and uncle who are her foster parents. If all goes well she may be down here by Christmas or after...Just can not wait for her to become part of our family. :) Tina

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      6 years ago

      How terrifying to quote Nicole Kidman......the mother of one of her stolen children was pushed to suicide.........

      You are perpetuating the adoption myths.....

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      shalini sharan 

      6 years ago from Delhi

      great quotes

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The third one is my favorite; how beautiful are those words? Thank you so much for posting this hub!

    • instantlyfamily profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I am grateful to each and every one of you that posted a comment. This hub is especially close to my heart. My husband and I adopted two of the most amazing and fun-loving children through foster-adoption. My hope for this hub would be for it to inspire just one person to research foster adoption. There are far too many children right at this very moment in need of a forever family.

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      Susan Reid 

      6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      This brought tears to my eyes. So many of the quotees are not "in your face" poster men and women for the "cause" of adoption. They just do what their heart tells them is right.

      I thank God and the NY Foundling Hospital (as it was known then) for placing me with my parents. Adoption rocks.

      Voted up and beautiful. MM

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      6 years ago from HBeach,Ca

      Great Idea for a hub, I am adopted, there are still so many people who are not for it, I wish they could spend one night in an orphanage with some of these children. I come from an orphange in Los Angeles, and was placed in Orange County. Thanks for adopting and providing a life for a child. You are awesome.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      Well, you have read my take on adoption. Thank you for this great hub.

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      6 years ago from Lancashire England

      This hub is good and very interesting. We adopted two lovely children and have had enormous pleasure from them (and also some sleepness nights) and now have two lovely granddaughters. Both children tell us that they love us everytime that we say goodbye, and we have lots of good family times. We laugh when people (not in the know) say that the grandchildren look like Grandpa! They do follow certain mannerisms of us parents. We fostered a teenager when ours were quite young and she always says how lucky our children are to have been adopted by us.She always says her time with us was the best time of her life.

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      6 years ago from CHANDIGARH INDIA

      great hub. i am a big supporter of adoption and want to start in a few years. i believe that good parents can love every child as their own. we need perspectives like this to make people see that.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      These quotes are very nice. Adoption is very special. And so is this hub. Thanks.


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      6 years ago from Ohio

      Love the quotes. I am a social worker and have been working in the adoption field for quite some time. It's awesome when people shine a positive light on adoption. Adoption isn't for the faint-hearted, but is a true blessing to so, so many.

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      6 years ago from Brisbane Qld

      I love this! An inspiring hub.

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      6 years ago

      I am adopted and just want to let all Birth mothers know that you are my heros..

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      7 years ago

      Thank you for clarifying for the world what adoption is. I lived with 5 foster children. All they wanted was to be loved and accepted and protected. Your hub is a good beginning for others to understand how important it is to finally find a family that you can call your own. Great hub!

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      7 years ago

      My 2 biological children are now 26 and 19 yrs old, for the last 10yrs I have done foster care and 3 yrs ago I adopted 3 sibblings. I still do foster care and have 5 children with me now. It has it stressful days and it has it great moments. I try my best to make a difference but sometimes the children that come to you can not love and have many issues. Irealize I can not save everyone but while they here I give them as much love as well as a stable enviroment. If you have the room and the love open your heart and door and become a foster parent, make a difference in a childs life.

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      7 years ago

      This hub is high quality and informative , i think you make hard word to make it appear like that , thanks for sharing it, i rated it useful.

    • 6hotfingers3 profile image


      7 years ago

      Unique Hub! Quotes from the heart. Thank you for your in depth search and collection of love as expressed by families that found their child through adoption or foster care.

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      7 years ago from Northern California

      This is a wonderful page. It was very interesting to read the touching quotes as well as learning which celebrities have adopted children. Thank you!

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      Don Simkovich 

      7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      I'm an adoptive dad of four kids out of foster care, two teen guardians, and now one granddaughter. It's been wonderful but it has been an incredible stress over the years. Trying to write about it has been tough. I think because it's been so real and I'm still coming out of a lot. But we are beginning to see good things occur like our kids, all now adults, wanting to fulfill a vision for their lives. This would never have happened if they had been raised in a group home.

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      Jennifer Lynch 

      7 years ago from Stowmarket, Suffolk.

      I was adopted! I like this great hub. Very good and very important. Jennifer

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      7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Although adoption is not for me any more since I have raised five children of my own and have 12 beautiful grandchildren. Although, if my health would permit it, and I could afford it, I would adopt. I believe every child has a right and a need to be loved by a family. Not a perfect family, but a loving one.

      Thank you for this insightful gathering of quotes. I hope it inspires those who are thinking about adopting, to go further and do it.



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