Adoption can play with the emotions of a birthmom in ways that some parents will never understand. Though making the decision to adopt can be one of the most difficult decisions for any mother to make, it can also be one of the most rewarding.  It may offer the most sound truth for the woman who chooses to love her child in perhaps the most courageous way...through placement. We've compiled a list of thought provoking and encouraging #birthmomstrong quotes for you as you are grappling with your thoughts, understanding pregnancy and considering adoption. 

 

 

 

1. “The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live life.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

2. “Adoption is a beautiful, burdensome blessing.”― Jody Cantrell Dyer

3. “Destiny is not always preordained. Life is about making choices. Our lives are the sum of all the choices we make, the bridges we cross, and the ones we burn. Our souls cast long shadows over many people, even after we are gone. Fate, luck, and providence are the consequence of our freedom of choice, not the determinants. When justice is served by following our principles, making good decisions brings us inner peace.”― Judith Land

4. “A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”— Skye Hardwick

5. “The hardest decisions we make are often the best decisions we make. It just takes a little while to feel their benefits. But, just like flower seeds in the soil, they show themselves at the right time.”— Butterflies and Pebbles    

6. “Adoption isn't a birthmother's rejection but an unconditional love that inspires her to put herself last and do all she can for her baby” Mary Hines, Birthmother

7. “Forgive yourself for not having the foresight to know what now seems so obvious in hindsight.” — Judy Belmont

8. “If you love someone unconditionally and with your whole heart, than you will do what is best for them not you." — Talitha

9. “Giving birth does not make a mother…Placing a child for adoption does not make her less of one.” — Unknown

10. “I once heard a girl who had decided to parent her child say, “My baby’s the best thing that ever happened to me.” I believed her. But I wanted to ask, “Are you the best thing that could’ve happened to your baby?”…Had I loved (my son) any less—one ounce less—he would be with me now! My love for him was the only thing that could enable me to break my own heart. I didn’t just feel love; I did what love dictated.” — Tamra

11. “Children and mothers never truly part, bound together by the beating of one another’s heart.” — Charlotte Gray

12. “Children need two things. One is roots and the other is wings.” — Unknown

13. “We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.” — Jim Gritter

14. “To attain to a place of acceptance of an adoption decision is an honorable goal, but often an arduous journey.” — Sandra Cantrell

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

16. “There are two different kinds of strength. There’s the strength to make a parenting plan and then there’s the strength to give that plan to another.” — Unknown