We’re nearing the end of November, which means we’re nearing the end of National Adoption Month. I love adoption. I think that is pretty obvious. I don’t love the reasons behind many children having to go through an adoption journey, but I love that a family can emerge from that situation. Because it is National Adoption Month, I’ve been on the hunt for a quote to use that spoke to me personally about adoption.
I must say, I found the hunt for a quote to be a bit difficult. Most of the quotes I saw were a tad heavy on the savior mentality, as well as the religious aspects of adoption. Other quotes used adoption language that we generally avoid in our house, such as being “chosen,” “destined,” “hand picked,” or “grown in the heart.” I wanted something upbeat, and non-cheesy, that avoided these things.
Here are a few of my favorite adoption quotes. If you’d like to save a higher resolution copy for yourself, just click below:
Love Makes a Family (Download large file here)
Yep. Love this. And it’s true. I especially love it because I feel like it incorporates any person who loves my kids into our family. Both those biologically related and not.
Some Things are Worth the Wait (Download large file here)
I think this is a great one for almost all adoptive families. No matter the adoption route (domestic, international, foster care) there is a whole lot of wait time. Waiting to be chosen by an expectant mom, or waiting to be matched with a waiting child, or waiting for travel plans, or waiting for a court date. So. Much. Time. Spent. Waiting. But worth it.
Superman Was Adopted Too (Download large file here)
This one spoke to me because James actually said it once. It’s a real quote though. I’m not attributing my child as the original creator of it or anything, but he did say this exact phrase once. He was a huge Superman fan when he was about 7 (as many 7 year olds are). I was explaining Superman’s story of being adopted by the Kent family. James looked at me with surprise and said “Superman’s adopted too?!
A Moment in My Arms, Forever in My Heart (Download large file here)
I know our kid’s birth mother thinks of them often constantly, so I liked this quote. I feel like this could also be a pretty good quote for a foster mom after a child is reunified with their birth family.
As Soon As I Saw You, I Knew an Adventure Was Going to Happen (Download large file here)
I think this is my favorite. I actually used it on a picture of my kiddos for Instagram and Facebook. This was exactly how I felt when I first saw my kids. As a foster parent I had no clue where life was going to lead us. Reunification, kinship, adoption. No idea. But I knew it was going to be an adventure. And that is what parenting is really, an adventure.