155 Adoption Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of adoption quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about pet adoption.

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Top 10 Adoption Quotes (BEST)

  1. People know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence. — Abdul Sattar Edhi
  2. The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country. — Robert Baden-Powell
  3. Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude. — Karl Popper
  5. I was admonished ot adopt feminine clothes; I refused, and still refuse. As for other avocations of women, there are plenty of other women to perform them. — Joan of Arc
  6. Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind. — Albert Einstein
  7. Emotional sickness is avoiding reality at any cost. Emotional health is facing reality at any cost. — M. Scott Peck
  8. When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. — Anais Nin
  9. Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise. — Linford Christie
  10. Leadership is not for the faint of heart — Bill Hybels

The Most Famous Adoption Quotes

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

Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today. — Bruce Willis

There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth. — Scott Simon

I've been a big advocate of adopt-don't-shop. — Joe Gatto

Open adoption, when it works, is fabulous. But when it goes wrong, it's so traumatizing for everybody. — Caroline Leavitt

Every child deserves a home and love. Period. — Dave Thomas

The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children — Paul R. Ehrlich

Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising. — Nia Vardalos

Every child deserves a chance at a life filled with love, laughter, friends and family. — Marlo Thomas

I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. — James Joyce

Short Adoption Quotes

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  • Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS. — Nelson Mandela
  • When family ties are disturbed, devoted children arise. — Lao Tzu
  • If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family. — Michael Enzi
  • The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind. — Bessel van der Kolk
  • I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood. — Susie Bright

Adoption Image Quotes

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Adoption quote by Bill Hybels

Leadership is not for the faint of heart — Bill Hybels

Adoption quote by Simon Bolivar

Do not adopt the best system of government, but the one most likely to succeed. — Simon Bolivar

Adoption quote Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Adoption quote by Hans Selye

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. — Hans Selye

Adoption quote by Harold Wilson

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. — Harold Wilson

Adoption quote We are all naked apes beneath the wold variety of our adopted costumes.
We are all naked apes beneath the wold variety of our adopted costumes.

Dog Adoption Quotes

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But I was thinking about this, the Obamas want to adopt a stray dog from the pound. And I think that is admirable. I believe the last president to bring a stray dog into the White House got impeached. — David Letterman

I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That's why I got into fostering and adopting animals out. — Linda Blair

When looking to adopt a new dog, the most important thing to consider is always the energy of the dog and how the dog will fit in with your lifestyle and your family. — Cesar Millan

My wife fosters dogs, to try and give these lost puppies a chance to get adopted. I'm grateful to my wife for that, she brings that element to my family and my kids get to understand what that means. — Dan Payne

As anyone who's ever adopted a dog will tell you, there's always the fear that one day the birth parents will come scratching at the door. — Dana Gould

We're already saying it's not the dog, but you need to adopt this lifestyle which is exercise, discipline, and affection. — Cesar Millan

There are only two ways out for animals at pounds--being adopted or being killed. And cats have such a low rate of adoption that many pounds, even in some larger cities, don't bother to take them in at all. Not for nothing is it always the "dog pound" and never the "cat pound. — Cleveland Amory

Letting cats and dogs have litters is tantamount to shooting shelter animals in the head since it kills their chances of adoption. Please do the right thing and spay or neuter your animals. — Steven Morrissey

They're my burka... I'm a little shortsighted, and people, when they're shortsighted, they remove their glasses and then they look like cute little dogs who want to be adopted. — Karl Lagerfeld

I have this dog named Marley, and it is a kind of love I had never known. I have a hard time believing Marley did not come from my body. I know that sounds insane, but I feel that connected to her. She made me realize I wanted to adopt children. — Edie Falco

Pet Adoption Quotes

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Learning about factory farms and their horrendous treatment of animals is what made me become vegetarian in the first place. I also support the education of the public on adopting pets from animal shelters or saving homeless animals off the street in lieu of buying them from pet shops. — Laura Mennell

My best advice for someone considering adopting a pet is to take the time to really consider your lifestyle, home environment and personal preferences. — Elizabeth Holmes

Teach your children how to behave with animals. Adopt a pet. Don't go buy one. Please. That's a sin. Let's get these puppy mills out of business. — Shelley Morrison

There are so many great animals in our local shelters that people don't really know about. Annually, two to four million animals are euthanized, and we can bring that number down significantly by going to our local shelter and adopting and also by spaying and neutering your pets. — Beth Ostrosky Stern

Caregivers of those with a traumatic brain injury had their blood pressure recorded at certain time of day -- at meals and during other activities, .. The blood pressure of the people who had adopted the pets went down dramatically. — Karen Allen

Adopted pets are the best pets you can have. Most adoptable pets come from loving homes that simply cannot care for them anymore. Or, they are strays who've been on their own without the loving care they deserve. — Sayings

I've teamed up with PetSmart Charities to celebrate the five million homeless pets who've found homes through their in-store adoption centers, and to spread the word about how we can work together to save millions more pets' lives and, ultimately, end pet homelessness. — Josh Duhamel

When a Cat adopts you, and I am not superstitious at all I don't mean only Black cats there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it and wait until the wind changes. — T. S. Eliot

Sweet bleedin’ Christ,” Bones interrupted. “Try not to let this turn you into a Ghost Whisperer, hmm? Adopting Fabian is one thing, but we’re already turning away spooks by the dozen. If you want another pet, we’ll get you more cats. — Jeaniene Frost

Cat Adoption Quotes

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My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature. — Anthony Bourdain

I'm not Ted Nugent. My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature. I would never hunt. I would never wear fur. I would never go to a bullfight. I'm not really a meat and potatoes guy. — Anthony Bourdain

I would love to adopt a child too but my cat might get jealous. I don't want to see a cat and a baby fighting. It's something I might do later. — Susan Boyle

Why did I adopt kids? I dunno. Let me look at my family: religious weirdo, gun nut, biker, boozer, dead tooth, too many cats, the guy who talks to his truck. Hmm. Maybe I adopted because genetically my balls are full of poison. — Dana Gould

All of my cats are adopted and all show their gratitude on a daily basis. I don't know where I would be without them. — Bill Goldberg

You know I’m the first rapper to adopt a tabby cat. You know I adopted straight from the ASPCA, you feel me? Just breaking the boundaries, man. — Lil B

Family Adoption Quotes

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We will not adopt the fantastic hypocrisy of modern conservatism which preaches the values of families and communities, while conducting a direct assault on them through reduced wages and conditions and job security. — Paul Keating

Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them. — Leigh Anne Tuohy

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

I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family. — Andrew Vachss

I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century. — Newt Gingrich

"Salvation is always "good news." It is news of God's love and forgiveness-adoption into His family- fellowship with His people-freedom from the penalty of sin- liberation from the power of sin." — Billy Graham

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

Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are neither reunited with their families, nor adopted. — Charles Foster Bass

I hate that blacks and Hispanics are pitted against each other I really do, call me naive, I grew up in an adopted family where my mom is Christian and Caucasian, my dad is Jewish, my sister is Mexican and I don't know, I don't tan so well. I think I'm mostly Irish. — Andrew Breitbart

Despite the best of efforts, many foster children are neither reunited with their families, nor adopted. — Charles Bass

Christian Adoption Quotes

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We must not adopt the world's view and then tweak it to make it Christian. We must draw a line in the sand and stand firm in the radical teachings of Christ and His gospel. We must preach the truth and be the examples of the truth we preach. — Paul Washer

It is a bitter thought, how different a thing the Christianity of the world might have been, if the Christian faith had been adopted as the religion of the empire under the auspices of Marcus Aurelius instead of those of Constantine. — John Stuart Mill

Since Christianity is in fact a slave religion, it is satirical at least to see the negro adopt a slave religion, after chattel slavery was ended. It simply underlines the fact that consciously or unconsciously, weak humans desire the status of sheep, no matter what they say. — Tom Metzger

Nothing is impossible,' said one of the seven sages of Greece, 'to industry.' Let us change the word, 'industry,' to 'persevering prayer,' and the motto will be more Christian and more worthy of universal adoption. — Adoniram Judson

To us, waiting is wasting. To God waiting is working. — Louie Giglio

It matters little what form of prayer we adopt or how many words we use. What matters is the faith which lays hold on God, knowing that He knows our needs before we even ask Him. That is what gives Christian prayer its boundless confidence and its joyous certainty. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is impossible for the mind to remain undisturbed by thoughts, but anyone serious about the matter can certainly permit them entry or drive them away, and although their origin does not lie entirely under our control we can choose to approve of them and to adopt them. — John Cassian

If I belittle those whom I am called to serve, talk of their weak points in contrast perhaps with what I think of as my strong points; if I adopt a superior attitude, forgetting "Who made thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou hast not received?" then I know nothing of Calvary love. — Amy Carmichael

Our Christian faith - and correlatively, our account of apologetics - is tainted by modernism when we fail to appreciate the effects of sin on reason. When this is ignored, we adopt an Enlightenment optimism about the role of a supposedly neutral reason in the recognition of truth. — James K. A. Smith

We have been adopted as sons by the Lord with this one condition; that our life expresses Christ, the bond of our adoption. Accordingly, unless we give and devote ourselves to righteousness, we not only revolt from our Creator with wicked perfidy, but we also abjure our Savior Himself. — John Calvin

Being Adopted Quotes

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One should remain as a witness to whatever happens, adopting the attitude, 'Let whatever strange things that happens happen, let us see!' This should be one's practice. Nothing happens by accident in the divine scheme of things. — Ramana Maharshi

Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority. — Arthur Schopenhauer

I come from a people who gave the Ten Commandments to the world. Time has come to strenghten them by three additional ones, which we ought to adopt and commit ourselves to: thou shall not be a perpetrator; thou shall not be a victim; and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander. — Yehuda Bauer

For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value. — Carol S. Dweck

Bitcoin is Digital Property and is going to be adopted as a store of value/asset in every nation that allows citizens to own private property. — Michael Saylor

The new line is that, yes, totally out-of-control migration is with us forever; yes, it is leading to social breakdown and chaos in Europe; but if we adopt ‘new ideas’ everything is going to be just fine. Historians will look back and laugh, won’t they? — Philip Pilkington

There are people who've said that I'm being brave for being openly supportive of gay marriage, gay adoption... With all due respect, I humbly dissent. I am not being brave, I'm a decent human being... Love is a human experience, not a political statement — Anne Hathaway

I'm from Naples. I was born in a poor neighborhood and I always, in my heart, felt like it would be amazing to be able to adopt a child from Naples. I could give someone the opportunity I had. I would love to give back in that way and pay it forward. — Giuliana Rancic

Adoption is the highest privilege that the gospel offers: higher even than justification.. . To be right with God the Judge is a great thing, but to be loved and cared for by God the Father is greater. — J. I. Packer

There is some risk that if the wrong regulatory regime gets adopted in the U.S., then the center of innovation could move to other countries. If blockchains are the next Internet, that would be a very unfortunate development for the U.S. — David O. Sacks

We Adopted Quotes

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In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. — Alex Haley

I can’t say that I want sunny days if there are no rainy days. We don’t say weather is good or bad, it just is. You should adopt the same attitude to your emotions. — Alex Hormozi

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. — Bertrand Russell

I think, you know, it was something that I really wanted. I wanted so much to have a son or daughter. We adopted a son. And it was just the most wonderful thing. I think the only thing that was difficult for both Maury and myself were the sleepless nights. — Connie Chung

If a child is born and raised in a home that is loving and nurturing, where there is complete truth about who we are, you can’t give a child any greater place from which to fly. — Amanda Bearse

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. — Oscar Wilde

We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe. — Neville Chamberlain

We are Americans, speaking the same language, adopting the same customs, holding the same general opinions... and shall rise and fall with Americans. — Frederick Douglass

To impress people as much as we would wish, we would first need to successfully adopt each of their value systems — Derren Brown

We rushed to Haiti. We Adopt in Asia. We empathize with Africa. But struggle to humanize our struggles here in the states. — LeCrae

Adopted Children Quotes

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You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. — Max Ehrmann

He who can reach a child's heart can reach the worlds heart. — Rudyard Kipling

The right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children is among the unalienable rights with which the Declaration of Independence proclaims 'all Men are endowed by their Creator.' — Antonin Scalia

Mary seeks for those who approach her devoutly and with reverence, for such she loves, nourishes, and adopts as her children. — Bonaventure

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

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more. — Lois Capps

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. — Ellen Goodman

Sometimes, the hardest foster children to take are teenage boys, which I was one, and I was never adopted or anything, and so I think if people up more for teenage boys, that might be beneficial. — Antwone Fisher

In the United States, if one family out of every four churches adopted a child, there would be no orphans in the country — Kay Warren

If anybody understands God's order for his children, it's someone who has rescued an orphan from despair, for that is what God has done for us. God has adopted you. God sought you, found you, signed the papers and took you home. — Max Lucado

Adoptive Parents Quotes

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As comfortable as I was with my adoption, the nature-versus-nurture question has been a big one for me. I adore my parents, but I always wondered if I would feel a different kind of love-not more or less, just different-for someone who was biologically related. — Emily Procter

However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle. — Valerie Harper

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. — Robert A. Heinlein

Adoption was a bumpy ride - very bumpy. But, God, was it worth the fight. — Mariska Hargitay

I believe there are too many children who need loving parents to deny one group of people adoption rights. A child will benefit from a healthy, loving home, whether the parents are gay or not. — Barack Obama

I've never tried to find my real parents. I'm very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me - they're completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything, to forge my own path, to think, to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything. — Dan Stevens

The first four months of my life were spent in care, before I was adopted by my wonderful parents - my mum and dad - Ernie and Christine. They went on to adopt my sister, who is profoundly deaf, and invested both of us with a love and support that informs everything I do today. — Michael Gove

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

My character [in This Is Us], Randall, was adopted. He'd never met either of his biological parents so he seeks out and finds his biological father after 36 years. So that's where we find my character at the beginning of the show. — Sterling K. Brown

~Wyatt [my adopted son] is definitely all mine. Little souls find their way to you whether they're from your womb or someone else's.~ — Sheryl Crow

People Writing About Adoption

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More Adoption Quotes

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Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program. — Ronald Reagan

I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted I shall despair of this country being ever preserved from a state of inferiority and consequently falling into a very low class among the European States. — King George III

I can never suppose this country so far lost to all ideas of self-importance as to be willing to grant America independence; if that could ever be adopted I shall despair of this country being ever preserved from a state of inferiority and consequently falling into a very low class among the European States. — George III

We mustn't fear to adopt the advanced management methods applied in capitalist countries. The very essence of socialism is the liberation and development of the productive systems. Socialism and market economy are not incompatible. We should be concerned about right-wing deviations, but most of all, we must be concerned about left-wing deviations. — Deng Xiaoping

The internet is super smart. If you do something that is cool, that's actually worth people's time, then they'll adopt it. If you do something that's not cool and sucks, you can spend as many marketing dollars as you want, [they] just won't — Gabe Newell

Giving users easy access to many different kinds of digital assets on the blockchain and, particularly, tokens that are linked to assets in the real world, is crucial to seeing blockchain adoption reach the next level. — Vitalik Buterin

Great powers of all persuasions care deeply about their survival, and there is always the danger in a bipolar or multipolar system that they will be attacked by another great power. In these circumstances, liberal great powers regularly dress up their hard-nosed behavior with liberal rhetoric. They talk like liberals and act like realists. Should they adopt liberal policies that are at odds with realist logic, they invariably come to regret it. — John Mearsheimer

Water adopts the shape of its receptacle, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea. — Miyamoto Musashi

China will continue to adopt multiple measures to advance the reform and opening up of its financial sector so that its financial market can better adapt to financial modernization and globalization. — Xi Jinping

The coconut trees, lithe and graceful, crowd the beach like a minuet of slender elderly virgins adopting flippant poses. — William Manchester

You can't stop JPEGs on bitcoin. complaining will only make them do it more. trying to stop them and they'll do it in worse ways. the high fees drive adoption of layer2 and force . so relax and build things. — Adam Back

There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it. — Judith McNaught

Sophisticated minds adopt simplified lifestyles; simplistic minds are drawn to overly sophisticated lifestyles. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

All distinctions of birth or of rank have been abolished. All citizens, whether native or adopted, are placed upon terms of precise equality. All are entitled to equal rights and equal protection. — James K. Polk

Believing the right things about Jesus isn't enough. You're not adopted as God's child until you confess and turn away from your wrongdoing and receive the freely offered gift of forgiveness and eternal life that Jesus purchased with his death on the cross. Until you do that, you'll always be on the outside looking in. — Lee Strobel

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