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11 Inspiring Adoption Quotes for Waiting Families

Adoption is hard work. With the paperwork, home studies, and waiting to be matched, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It helps to have as much support as possible along the way.
When you need a quick pick-me-up, inspirational quotes are a great way to lift your spirits. They can also help you remember that you’re not alone in this journey — you are part of a bigger community of adoptive parents who have all been through what you’re going through.
Here are some adoption quotes you can keep handy for those tough days:

“Adopting one child won’t change the world; but for that child, the world will change.”


“We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.”

-Fi Newood

“There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child; and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.”

-Robert Brault

“Families don’t have to match.  You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.”

-Leigh Ann Tuohy (mother portrayed in The Blind Side)

“If you have a heart for adoption, don’t let fear stand in the way.”

-Doug Chapman

“Parenthood requires love, not DNA.”


“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”

-Valerie Harper

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one we have waiting for us.”

-Joseph Campbell

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

-Oprah Winfrey

“Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.”

-Sheryl Crow

“My birth mother brought me into this world, but it was my adoptive parents who gave me life.”

-Christina Romo