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Positive Quotes for Birthmothers

Quotes for Affirmation

All mothers want what is best for their children. Making the decision to place a child for adoption may be one of the most difficult any mother has to make. Feelings of confusion, doubt, and sadness might cloud thoughts that are otherwise filled with love and concern for the future of one’s child. 

Fortunately, birthmothers are not alone. A vast community of supporters and mothers who have been through similar situations want to offer their help and advice to birthmothers in the thick of these decisions. Listed here are quotes of affirmation for birthmothers to consider when experiencing doubt.


Quotes for Birthmothers

The following sentiments come from birthmothers expressing how they felt while in the process of placing their child. Several others come from sons and daughters appreciating their mothers love and sacrifices.


“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


“A mother always has to think twice… once for her herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren


“I felt more love for my baby than I had ever experienced before. But I found that the more I loved him, the more I wanted to find out what would be best for him throughout his entire life. The things I wanted most for him… were things I could not provide. So, it was because I loved him so much that I chose adoption.” – Martina, birthmother


“The most important part of my adoption journey was realizing that my decision to place did not mean that I was not good enough. It was my circumstances, not my ability to mother, that made placement the right decision for me.”  – Annaleece Merrill, birthmother


“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” – Abraham Lincoln


“If you love someone unconditionally and with your whole heart, then you will do what is best for them, not you. I have never learned a harder lesson than giving my child up for adoption, and I probably never will.” – Sarah Sowell, birthmother


“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown


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


“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


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


Quotes for Affirming Difficult Decisions.

These quotes may be helpful to birthmothers who may be battling between their heads and their hearts for the correct decision.  Hopefully these can provide encouragement and clarity.


“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou


“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney


“Life is the first gift, love is the second and understanding the third.” – Marge Piercy


“In the end we discover that to love and to let go can be the same thing.” – Jack Kornfield


“Let us sacrifice our today, so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” – APJ Abdul Kalam


“A major life decision is never a choice but rather a realization that the decision has already been made.” – Doug Cooper


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


Take these quotes, these words of advice from birthmothers and encouragement from those who appreciate the love of mothers, to heart when you feel troubled.

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