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7 Songs for Waiting Adoptive Parents

7 Songs For Waiting Adoptive Parents


The adoption process is emotional and for adoptive parents the waiting for your adoptive child can feel like forever. You may find music can support you through this time. 

As an adoptive parent you may find the following 7 songs inspiring:


1. I Choose You by Sara Bareilles

Barielles’ song will help give you hope as you wait for your child with her lyrics:


There was a time when I would have believed them

If they told me you could not come true

Just love's illusion

But then you found me and everything changed

And I believe in something again


2. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Perri perfectly captures what it feels like to be waiting for the one you love for so long. As a waiting adoptive parent you will find you can relate to her chorus:


One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you

Darling don't be afraid I have loved you

For a thousand years

I'll love you for a thousand more


3. I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden

Every adoptive parent starts loving their child long before they even meet them. Savage Garden speaks for all adoptive parents with their lyrics:


I knew I loved you before I met you

I think I dreamed you into life

I knew I loved you before I met you

I have been waiting all my life


4. When Love Takes You In by Stephen Curtis Chapman

As an adoptive parent himself, Chapman speaks for all adoptive parents through this song about the beautiful love that is experienced through your adoptive child. His lyrics may give you something to look forward to as he sings:


When love takes you in and everything changes

A miracle starts with the beat of a heart

When love takes you home and says you belong here

The loneliness ends and a new life begins

When love takes you in


5. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

If you are religious and feel that your adoptive journey is one blessed by God, then you may find this Rascal Flatts song is the right one for you. The band stirs up a lot of feelings with their song’s chorus:


That every long lost dream led me to where you are

Others who broke my heart, they were like Northern stars

Pointing me on my way into your loving arms

This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road

That led me straight to you

Yes, He did


6. Lullaby by Dixie Chicks

With this soothing, whimsical song, the Dixie Chicks might be able to provide the comfort you are looking for. The opening lyrics may say it all for you:


They didn't have you where I come from

Never knew the best was yet to come

Life began when I saw your face

And I hear your laugh like a serenade


7. You’ll Be In My Heart by Phil Collins 

With this song from the movie Tarzan, Collins created a ballad about parental love that every parent can relate to. Listening to this song will get you excited to be able to sing these lyrics for your child when the time comes:


'Cause you'll be in my heart

Yes, you'll be in my heart

From this day on

Now and forever more


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