Adoption Poems to Warm Your Heart

Michele Meleen
Parents spending time with their daughter

Adoption poems express the sentiments of those who have adopted, those who've given their baby to someone to adopt, and those who wish to adopt in the future. Whether these poems about adoption by Michele Meleen are uplifting or sad, they are relatable to readers and help people feel understood.

Adoption Poems for Adoptive Mothers

An adoptive mother's perspective is unlike any other. Express your unique point of view to your adopted child with sentimental poems.

Most Moms

Most moms don't get to choose
their idea of perfection
embodied in one child.

Most moms don't get to see
what their baby looks like
from the start.

I'm not most moms,
I'm one of a lucky few
who get to handpick their child
as I did with you


When you are ready
and you feel the love
I'll ascend from caretaker
and you'll call me Mom.

Adoption Poems for Birth Mothers

Birth mothers may not ever have the chance to share their thoughts and feelings with a child they've placed for adoption. Poems from a birth mother's perspective can help adopted children connect with the person who gave them life.

For You

Unanswered questions
left me with fear,
with no way of knowing
my ability to provide care.

I chose the safe route,
at least from my view,
the one that provided
a worthwhile life for you.

Our Magic Moment

We've shared one magical moment,
the moment you were born.
It's worth its weight in gold,
but you have other wonders to behold.

I'll cherish our one moment,
and hope you will too.
We may not connect in any other way,
But we'll always have our magic moment - your birthday.

Sad Adoption Poems

Adoption is full of different emotions for everyone involved. Embrace your sadness with poems that capture the difficult feelings that can come with adoption.

crying little boy


I'll never know the smell of your hair,
How you lived life or even where.

I'll never know the sound of your voice,
Or whether with me you had a choice.

I'll never know the thoughts in your head,
Whether you're still here or possibly dead.

There are many things about you,
I'll never have the privilege to know.
But, one thing I know without a doubt,
Is you gave me a life to grow.

Sibling Love

You have one part
that's not in me
and we look different,
anyone can see.

But, you are my sister/brother
and that can't change,
because the love in my heart
won't ever go away.

Adoption Poem by Adoptee

Adoption can be a long and emotional process for children. Poetry about how it feels to be and adopted child can help family members relate to these complex feelings.


Unwanted, unloved,
without a guiding star.
I felt happiness
was out of reach, afar.

Desired, cherished,
your greatest wish was for me.
I feel complete
with my new family.

I Adopt You

Looking for purpose
Craving love of family
I adopt you too.

Adoption Poems for Grandparents

Adoptive grandparents looking to connect with a new grandchild can express their love through short, meaningful poetry.

Love Is Grand

Child with grandparents

Love is grand
and family extends
beyond Mom and Dad.
They chose you
and we did too.
Don't forget to share the love
with Grandma and Grandpa.

Bonus Family

All I ever wanted
was a mom and a dad
to love me and call me
their forever family.
Little did I know
I'd get the bonus of
a forever Grandma and Grandpa.

Short Adoption Poems

Short poems about adoption work great for keepsake items, cards, or love notes to the adopted child or adoptive parents.

Complete Puzzle

A puzzle undone
Parents without birth child
Completed with your love

Love Is Vast

Parent and child
together at last
adopted by choice
our love is vast.

Adopt It All

Adopt happiness,
adopt joy
whether girl or boy.

Adopt life,
adopt love
families built from above.

Touched by Adoption

Adoption poems will put a smile on anyone's face, especially when given as a gift. Place poems in an adoption baby book for a wonderful tribute to a child. Use poems in invitations, announcements, shower decorations, and more.

Adoption Poems to Warm Your Heart