"A genitor who does not parent the child is not its parent" - Ashley Montagu

"We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child" - Jim Gritter

"Adoption is not about finding children for families. It's about finding families for children" - Joyce Maguire Pavao

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But often we spend so much time looking at the closed doors that we cannot see the doors that have opened for us. We must all find these doors, and, if we do, we will male ourselves and our lives as beautiful as God intended" - Hellen Keller

"Not flesh of my flesh nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute, you didn't grow from my heart, but in it."