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Inspirational Birth Mother Quotes and Sayings

Quotes for Birth Mothers by Birth Mothers

Birth mothers who put their baby up for adoption make this selfless decision out of love for the child. 

Not only do birth mothers give their child an opportunity at a better life but they can also achieve milestones in their own life, such as:

  • Finishing school

  • Getting the job they wanted

  • Achieving financial stability

Birth mothers who have gone through the adoption process understand the challenges that go with it but also the importance of healing following the finalization day. Below are birth mother quotes and sayings from real birth mothers who have worked with American Adoptions.

For more free information now about the adoption process or how to find waiting adoptive families, call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out our online contact form today to get in touch with a trusted birth parent specialist.

Birth Mother Quotes about Adoption

There are many reasons why a pregnant woman decides adoption is the best choice for her child. No matter the reason, the decision can be difficult. But birth mothers realize the gift they are giving their child, which is an amazing life with a loving adoptive family.

Here are birth mother quotes about the emotions and thoughts of the many who have completed the process with American Adoptions:

Birth Mother Quotes about Choosing Adoption

“A mother’s love for her child is like no other love. To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know.” —Natasha, American Adoptions Birth Mother

 “I made the decision to do this because I felt in my heart that this was the right thing to do and knew I could make someone else have a wonderful gift from God, the same way that I was to my mom, a precious gift.” —Christina, American Adoptions Birth Mother

“I chose adoption for my baby not because I didn’t want her but because I love her.” —Sandra, American Adoptions Birth Mother

“This choice was the hardest but best choice I will ever have to make. I know it was the most unselfish thing I could have done.” —Angel, American Adoptions Birth Mother

“I know that everything happens for a reason. I was placed in this situation for someone to be blessed with the miracle of a child.” —Teka, American Adoptions Birth Mother

Birth Mother Quotes about the Emotions of Placing their Baby for Adoption

“The only way for me to get through my sorrow was to see their joy. And still today it gets me through. If you can find comfort and peace with your decision, you’ll not only get a second chance to life but your baby will too.” —Sara, American Adoptions Birth Mother

“I didn’t realize all of the emotions that would come over me. Seeing another family kiss and love on your baby— you did feel jealousy, but you also feel happiness because you know that they love your baby.” —Lindsey, American Adoptions Birth Mother

“I just wish that someone told me that, ‘Hey, there’s going to be a lot of second thoughts, but also the thoughts that you are having are 100% normal and you should be allowed to feel them as deeply as you need to.’” —Serenity, American Adoptions Birth Mother

“I didn’t feel any loss during the process until we put him in Cassie’s arms and left the hospital. I cried the whole way home and I wanted to turn around. I slept with his blanket, I think, for the first six months. My arms felt very empty. There was always something missing. … But, I’m starting to realize more and more that the stronger that we become here, the stronger we become as a family unit for Atticus” —Devlin, American Adoptions Birth Mother

Birth Mother Quotes about Coping with the Adoption

“Even though I was making the right decision for my daughter, I was angry at myself for not being good enough for her. Criticizing yourself of why I couldn’t provide the life for my daughter that I wanted her to have. … Because of adoption, I get to pursue everything that I wanted to do while also getting to watch my daughters grow up and be a part of their lives.” —Tiffany, American Adoptions Birth Mother

“I definitely feel at peace with my decision knowing that she is provided for. It’s just one of the best feelings in the world.” —Serenity

“He's got a huge family, so much love, and it makes me so happy for him. And that's what makes the situation better day by day.” —Sara

Adoption Quotes for Birth Mothers

Without these brave women choosing adoption for their children, there would not be beautiful stories of hopeful families fulfilling their dreams of growing their families.

Below are quotes about birth mothers from the families who adopted their children:

“We hope she realizes that she filled a tremendous void in our lives, and we will thank her for the rest of our lives. She is truly a remarkable lady and will forever be a member of our family.” —Jerry, American Adoptions Adoptive Parent regarding his daughter's birth mother

“We really loved [the name] Leo because it stood for bravery, and we had told her that we just felt like she was so brave. At 19, I don’t think I could’ve handled myself like she did through the entire process, and I like that his name means bravery. I think it’s a great way to honor her.” —Ashley, American Adoptions Adoptive Parent regarding the birth mother

“You have this relationship with this woman for such a short time before it all happens, but she is going to always be our hero, and we will always love her.” —Jenna, American Adoptions Adoptive Parent regarding the birth mother

“The birth mother had updated her hospital plan after our conference call went really well to allow for me to be in the room [during delivery], which I was extremely grateful for. I got the chance to support her through the delivery, and I was able to cut the cord. I felt very connected; it was beautiful. We both had a moment when the baby was born: we both teared up and thanked each other for the support and this opportunity.” —Andrea, American Adoptions Adoptive Parent


If you are a birth mother considering adoption, then we hope these stories have helped ease any of your worries.

The adoption process can be an emotional period in your life, and we are here to help and support you through every stage. We understand the challenges that go with it but also the importance of healing following your finalization day.

For more free information now about the adoption process or how to find waiting adoptive families, call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out our online contact form today to get in touch with a trusted birth parent specialist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

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