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It takes a very special kind of woman to become a mother. There are not enough words in the English language – or any other known language – to truly describe how amazing a mother is. For, being a mother, is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs a woman will ever experience.

The month of May is a time where we can celebrate all mothers. We have a weekend dedicated to honoring both birth mothers and adoptive mothers. However, it’s important to remember that being a mother doesn’t stop there. It’s 24/7. 365 days a year. If you are a mother, you know how exhausting that feels. We want to share with you some empowering quotes about adoptive mothers that can help give you the strength to keep going during those rougher times.

Adoptive Mothers about Adoption

“I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.” — Bob Constantine

“I think adoption is a blessing all around when it’s done right.” — Hugh Jackman

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

“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 borne two children and had seven others by adoption, and they are all my children, equally beloved and precious.” — Dale Evans

“People ask me. ‘What about gay adoptions? Interracial? Single Parent?’ I say. ‘Hey fine, as long as it works for the child and the family is responsible.’ My big stand is this: Every child deserves a home and love. Period.” — Dave Thomas

“By choice, we have become a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being. Great expectations are good; great experiences are better.” — Richard Fischer

“Adoption has the dimension of connection — not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of what constitutes love, ties and family. It is a larger embrace. By adopting, we stretch past our immediate circles and, by reaching out, find an unexpected sense of belonging with others.” — Isabella Rossellini

Adoptive Mothers who are Waiting

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

“Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Unknown

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

“Sometimes the small things take up the most room in your heart.” — Unknown

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” — Unknown

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

“You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay.” — Mandy Hale

“Patience is not the ability to wait but to keep a good attitude while waiting.” — Joyce Meyer

“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.” — Unknown

“Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It’s something quite magical.” — Nicole Kidman

“The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before miracles happen. Don’t give up.” — Unknown

Adoptive Mothers about Motherhood

“Anyone who doesn’t have experience with adoption wonders, ‘Does love for a child come through DNA?’ I knew it didn’t.” — Katherine Heigl

“There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply.” — Elder M. Russel Ballard

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever.” — Unknown

“Adoptive Mom? I am a Mom. I need no other label or prefix.” — Joanne Greco

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” — Barbara Kingsol

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

“He is mine in a way that he will never be hers, he is hers in a way that he will never be mine, and together, we are motherhood.” — Desha Wood

Quotes about Adoptive Mothers

A mother’s heart goes far beyond blood. Beyond DNA. Mothers share an inexplicable bond with each of their children. From the day her son or daughter is born, whether they are biological or not, a mother loves her child unconditionally. She always seeks to support her son or daughter the best way she can, and keep their best interests at heart. Mothers are the most incredible women we’ll ever know. They deserve all the love, respect and honor we can give each and every one of them. Not just during the month of May either, but all year-round.

We hope these empowering quotes about adoptive mothers encourage you on both your good days and bad days, and remind you of just how amazing and valued you are as a mother.

Adoption Choices of Nevada

Adoption Choices, Inc. is a private, non-profit adoption agency licensed by the state and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive parents since 2002. Our staff has a genuine commitment to providing an empathetic, empowering, and progressive experience to all involved in the adoption process.  If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Adoption Choices of Nevada. You may visit the website here or contact us by 775-825-4673 (Reno Office) or 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas Office). Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm PST.

Support Adoption Choices

CrowdriseAdoption Choices, Inc. is partnering with Crowdrise, a fundraising website for nonprofits, to help our adoptive parents and birth parents with much needed financial assistance. We understand that expenses keep clients from fulfilling their dreams. Both with birth parents making a plan for adoption, and with adoptive parents growing their family. It is our mission to provide financial assistance through grants and scholarships, awarded annually in November, in honor of National Adoption Month. Funds assist adoptive parents with matching and placements, adoption finalization and helping birth mothers improve their lives through higher education — and much more.

However, we can’t do it alone. Please read up on our programs and donate money where you are able. Your donation will make a huge impact.

About the Author

Rachel RobertsonRachel Robertson is a published journalist, book editor, certified Publishing Specialist, and aspiring novelist. She graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in March 2011, having found her writing voice within the Creative Nonfiction genre and grew to work as a freelance book editor for small presses all across the United States.

In June 2018, she embarked on an internship with Virginia Frank and came on board with Adoption Choices Inc., Not for Profit 501(c)(3), in December 2018. Between her mutual passion with adoption and surrogacy, and her own personal history with adoption, Rachel is excited to research and share topics each week that will spread awareness and better serve the faithful patrons of Adoption Choices Inc.

When Rachel isn’t haunting her local Starbucks or Barnes and Noble, she’s avidly pouring over her Writer’s Digest subscription or cozying up with a cup of tea and book. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her beloved wife and Border Collie.

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