quote by Leigh Anne Tuohy

Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them.

— Leigh Anne Tuohy

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Adoptive parents quote All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

Every child deserves a home and love. Period.

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.

Adoptive parents quote Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.

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.'

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


I'm a naturalized Italian, but I'm from Ghana.

I was abandoned by my parents and adopted by two angels. I suffer with racism everyday. I'm the first black to wear the jersey of Italy. I'm not angry, but my life experiencies make me act differently from other people. Then, try to learn more before you criticize me.

Adoptive parents quote Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also grow
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
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I think adoption is a blessing all around when it's done right.

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.

I was a sickly baby, and after two sets of adoptive parents took me home, they returned me to the orphanage because of a serious respiratory infection. But as they say, the third time's a charm, because my mom and dad adopted me and took me into their home where I was raised in a family full of love.

Adoptive parents quote Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

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


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.

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.

Adoptive parents quote My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he beli
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me.

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.

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.

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

Adoptive parents quote There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we
There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.

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.

~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.~

Being a parent wasn't just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.

Adoptive parents quote Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of th
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry.
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I have much more power and protection than Salman Rushdie, because I'm an American citizen, but yes, I live in terrible fear for my life and for the lives of my children. My whole family has been threatened, my adoptive parents had to sell their house and move out of Washington, D.C. because of death threats caused by my work and activism.

I think open adoption is a great idea, because it allows a relationship between the birth mother and her child so that the kid isn't like, "Where did I come from?" And to have it be like, "Look, you have a bunch of people who love you."


I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents;

I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old.

Adoptive parents quote Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

As an adoptive parent myself of foster children, I have seen firsthand the glaring problems of the system currently facing this Nation.

The benefits because his collective parents are permitted to grow secure in their particular roles in his life. His adoptive parents are not unwittingly encouraged to compete to possess him. Nor are his birthparents punished and banished from a place in his life.

To allow same-sex couples to adopt children and then to label their families as second-class because the adoptive parents are of the same sex is cruel as well as unconstitutional. Classifying some families, and especially their children, as of lesser value should be repugnant to all those in this nation who profess to believe in "family values."

Adoptive parents quote Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
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The adoption process [in 1960s Britain was] an industrious, utilitarian solution: the government, the farmer; the adopting parents, the consumer; the mother, the Earth; and the child, the crop.


I barely have time for my own children.

To adopt more children and not have time for them, that would be poor parenting on my part.

My sister is Korean and my parents adopted her about three years before I was born and that is how I grew up.

Adoptive parents quote Children are made readers in the laps of their parents
Children are made readers in the laps of their parents

Charles Laughton signed me to my first movie contract at 17.

He later asked my parents if he could adopt me.

When I was little, I knew that I was not adopted, but I actually imagined and hoped that I was - and that my real parents were going to come get me.

My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

Adoptive parents 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.

I don't see a difference between a biological family and an adoptive one.

I think the difference is more in the eyes of others around you, who might judge because you're not the same skin color as your parents.

I heard someone the other day who said 'How can Colin Kaepernick lead this because he's mixed and he was raised by adoptive White parents. I wonder if those people feel the same way about President [Barack] Obama.

I'll say - I have four kids! I married a woman when I was 24 years old.

She was 13 years my senior. She had been married twice before. I adopted them. I was 24 and had a 17-year-old son instantly, an 11-year-old daughter, a 5-year-old, and a child on the way. So I had to learn how to become a parent very quickly.

I was adopted legally around age three, but it's not like this thing I think about when I wake up every day. I was adopted by my foster parents, so I was comfortable with them. I wasn't in this alien place.

I was a violent, self-destructive teenager, who was adopted right at the end of World War II. I was lied to and abused by my parents. I hated life in Utah. I resented the Mormon Church, its sense of superiority and its certitude. I escaped through the Beat writers and discovered poetry and have devoted my entire life to the practice of poetry in varying ways. Poetry gave me a reason for being. And I'm not exaggerating when I say that.

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