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over 40 messages for adopted children

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

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

Some of these sayings are also appropriate for foster families and children in foster care.

the cute saying of the adopted child!

Inspirational Adoption Quotes

Bound by love. Hearts joined together. Sent from heaven. A gift from God.

You may not have my eyes or smile but from the first moment you have my heart.

Adoption is when a child grows in his mommy’s heart instead of her belly.

Adoption spells: Amazed. Delighted. So happy. Proud. Tickling In the 7th heaven. On Cloud Nine. Never More Fun!

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

More Adoption Quotes

Parenting requires love. Not DNA!

I did not give you the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you.

Biology is the least of what a person does to a mother. (Oprah Winfrey)

Adoption is: Love. promise Courage. family Charity. Adventure. Happiness. A wonderful experience. And 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 knows it doesn’t matter how your children end up in your family. What matters is that they get there! (Kira Mortenson)

Every child is a caring adult who is far from being a success story. (Josh Shipp)

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

Adoption means you have a parental license. Literally!

Family doesn’t just 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 new meaning to the saying 'It's the little things in life'.very true!

These adoption messages are also great as a wall art / wall decoration in the adopted baby’s nursery.

Even More Adoption Quotes

This baby is chosen, he (change him if it’s a baby boy) is sought, he is cherished, he is growing in your hearts, he is the missing piece, he is loved, he is adopted.

Wanted – Chosen – Adopted – Loved.

Adoption helps bring love back into a child’s life.

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

This baby was unexpected, he was chosen!

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

Adoption is another word for love!

Some things are really worth the wait.

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

Adoption took time. – Love comes immediately.

Adoption. Born in your hearts. United by love.

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

Adoption Quotes

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

Adoption is not a rejection of a mother, but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do everything she can for her baby.

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

For this child I prayed and the Lord granted me my request that I asked of him. (Samuel 1:27)

Gotcha Day: Children are a gift from God. This is the day the Lord made. We will have fun and be happy here. (Psalm 127:3, 118:24)

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

You haven’t really lived until you’ve done something for someone who can’t repay you.

There are no unwanted children. Families not found. (National Adoption Center)

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

You were born in our hearts.

Adoptive parents can be wonderful. Because their love is a choice.

Adoption: when your family tree becomes an orchard.

If the usual route for creating a family had worked for me, I would not have met this child. I need to meet him. I have to be his 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 text 1. line: foster (strikethrough), 2. line: adoptive (strikethrough), 3. line: biological (strikethrough), 4. line: motherabsolutely useless!

Adoption Poems

The Gift Of Life

I did not give you the gift of life. But in my heart I know, the love I feel is deep and true as if it were real. For us to have each other, it’s like a dream – no, I didn’t give you life, life gave me the gift of you!

Not My Flesh

Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculous to me. Don’t forget for a minute: You will not grow under my heart but inside it.

(Fleur Conkling Heyliger)


You are finally adopted, I waited and everything until I finally got the call! You are so small, so small and sweet, I know in a minute, you are for me.

Adoption Congratulations Cards

Not sure what to write on an adoption congratulations card? Why not write what you would write for a biological baby and then add one of these awesome adoption quotes?

Here is an example 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 will find many more sample messages for congratulating 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 may need to adjust the ‘I form’ to the ‘you form’ to make it work.

If adoption is in your family and a baby is being adopted this cute little poem will be perfect:

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 tiny, welcome to our family, we love you all! (c)Eva Dittmer

Adoption Gift Ideas

If the family adopts a baby, you can also gift everything you would for a biological child. Such as care products, diaper cakes, baby blankets, cuddly toys or other baby items. Browse my website to find lots of practical, beautiful 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 mouse

I have loved and supported this foundation and program since I heard about it. And it’s just such a unique and perfect gift idea for an adopted baby or child. Adopt (it’s just financing, you don’t have to bring the rat into your home) a HeroRAT and help save lives! For more details google for “Apopo Herorats”.

National Adoption Day / Month

If you have a heart for adoption, don’t let fear stop you. (Doug Chapman)


What is National Adoption Day?

National Adoption Day raises awareness of 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. Every year, it takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2023 is National Adoption Day.

And every year, November is National Adoption month.

a green heart formed with different words like baby, adoption, love, parent, etc.a heart for adoption!

See more inspiration adoption quotes on my pinterest page.

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