10 Inspirational Quotes for Birth Mothers Considering Adoption
For many birth mothers, considering adoption can be an overwhelming decision. So, something as small and as encouraging as a quote can be very powerful. It might be what she needs to hear to affirm her choice or give her the courage to take the next step. Having support can help her feel more confident and comfortable in her choice..
For this reason, Adoption Choices of Kansas has put together a list of inspirational quotes for birth mothers considering adoption. We hope that all the following quotes will help you as you begin your adoption process, and help you know that adoption is nothing to be afraid of. That it is, instead, a beautiful journey that will empower you to give your child the best possible life that you could ask for.
Inspirational Quotes for Birth Mothers
1) “Giving birth does not make her a mother. Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.” ~ Unknown Author
If you think that placing your child for adoption will make you less of a mother, let this quote encourage you otherwise. No matter what your reason for choosing adoption, you are still very much a mother. Nothing will ever change that. When you make a plan of adoption for your baby, you are ensuring that he or she will have a safe, healthy and happy future. That they will have every opportunity to succeed and have the best life possible. This takes a lot of courage and selflessness, which is straight from the heart of a mother.
2) “Parenthood requires love, not DNA.” ~ Unknown Author
No matter who you choose to raise your child, love results from both you and the adoptive parents. Love powers any relationship. Without love, there is no true connection. This is why we stress an open adoption more than anything,because we know that love and building healthy relationships between all parties keeps everyone’s best interests at heart. Love is what drives the adoption process forward and continues to make it a success after everything is finalized.
3) “If you have the heart for adoption, don’t let fear stand in the way.” ~ Doug Chapman
Fear is extremely common among birth mothers. So is anxiety and worry. Particularly when you are trying to decide how to handle an unplanned pregnancy. But, if you know deep down that you want your child to have the best life they deserve, don’t let fear stop you from making a plan of adoption. Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to support, encourage and comfort you in any way we can. We understand the fear you may be experiencing, but we are here to help. You are not alone, and we will walk you through the adoption process every step of the way.
4) “A birth mother always puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.” ~ Unknown Author
The needs of any child are very important, and a mother is committed to providing those the best she can. She ensures that her child gets even their basic needs met so that they stay happy, healthy and safe. It’s no different with a birth mother. When you choose to place your baby for adoption, you are putting his or her needs above your own. You are selflessly deciding that you want your baby to have the best life possible, even if it’s not with you.
5) “Adoption is another word for love.” ~ Unknown Author
As aforementioned, love is a powerful emotion that ties the adoption process together. Birth and adoptive parents share one common goal: to love their child as much as they can. So, as you consider adoption and beginning your adoption journey, let this quote give you comfort and encouragement. Your baby will be in good hands. He or she will grow up in a safe, healthy and loving environment. The adoptive parents you choose will truly care for your child and want to do everything possible to ensure a successful life for them.
6) “Adoption is not the call to have the perfect rosy family. It is the call to give love, mercy, and patience.” ~ Unknown Author
Love, mercy and patience. Three strong and beautiful qualities that you and your baby will get from the adoption process and the adoptive family you choose. No family is perfect, of course, but the foundation adoption is steadfast. Every baby deserves to be loved. In order for that to happen, all involved need to be loving, patient, and merciful.
7) “Born not from our flesh, but born into our hearts. You were longed for, wanted and loved from the start.” ~ Unknown Author
Adoptive parents genuinely care about your child. Many waiting prospective adoptive families have prayed for a son or daughter to welcome into their homes for years. Your child is wanted. Longed for. Throughout their lifetime, he or she will be truly and completely loved, and the adoptive parents want to make sure you know that..
8) “I was chosen. I was wanted. I was cherished. I grew in their hearts. I was the missing piece. I was loved. I was adopted.” ~ Unknown Author
It’s always comforting to hear the perspective of a child who was adopted. As a birth mother considering adoption, this can help provide you with peace of mind that your child will be ok. The adoptee in the quote not only recognizes that they were adopted, but also sees it as a positive thing. Adoption is a wonderful opportunity for your child to be wanted, cherished and loved. There are so many adoptees who experience just that.
9) “All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller
A deep love means a successful adoption. Your child is a part of you. For nine months, he or she grows inside you. Every step you take in the adoption process is out of a deep love for your child. This rich love, then, extends through you to the adoptive parents when your child becomes a part of their new family. As your child grows up, your love for them will never change. Even if you can’t be with them physically all the time, he or she will always be a part of you. Just as they are in their new family. You can take comfort that he or she will always be well cared for no matter what
10) “Adoption: if a baby is not a blessing for you right now, let them be a blessing to someone else.” ~ Unknown Author
Adoption allows your child the chance to be loved deeply and sincerely. It is a wonderful decision to make, as it ensures that he or she will have the opportunity to have the best life possible. To grow into the independent and happy adult they are meant to be. What’s more, if parenthood is not the right choice for your life right now, your child will be an amazing blessing to adoptive parents who may not otherwise be able to have a child of their own.
For Birth Mothers Considering Adoption
We hope that these quotes have inspired you into choosing adoption. We recognize that the adoption process is scary, but we will be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns about beginning your adoption journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Adoption Choices of Kansas is committed to ensuring a positive and empowering experience with each and every placement we do.
Author Bio: Hello! My name is Jason and I am an Editorial Intern for Adoption Choices for the Summer of 2020! To read more about Jason, click here!!