Adoption Poems

Adoption Poems For Children

Adopted children are often referred to as chosen children. People with love to give and none to bestow it upon seek out a child to raise with love. Some parents choose to conceal their child's adoption thinking that it will only cause him pain and a sense of non-belonging. Others choose to tell their chosen child thinking that he will find out anyway. When a child finds out that he is adopted, it may give rise to feelings of confusion and alienation. The important thing to remember is that having parents that love you whether biological or chosen is a tremendous gift.

Poems by Children who are Adopted

Advertisement

1 - 10 of 29

Poem About Searching For Birth Mother
  • By Latifa S. Johnson
  • Published: February 2006
I Know I'll Always Love You

They said she was on drugs and I was only a child;
They said 'go on with my life, have fun for a while'...
But what they didn't understand is where their hearts wouldn't go
Is the love that existed, and what I did know......

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 5
  • Emailed 3
  • Favorited 6
  • Votes 68
  • Rating 4.65
Latest Shared Story

This poem was amazing. It made me think that there is still a chance for me to find my birth mom. I was just a baby when she left. And even though I was born in Russia, there is still that...

Read complete story

Advertisement

  • By Candy Canan
  • Published: February 2006
Growing Up With Grandma

I don't know when it happened.
I don't know when she came,
But she's the one I always knew,
Grandma was her name.

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 20
  • Emailed 31
  • Favorited 14
  • Votes 741
  • Rating 4.65
Latest Shared Story

This poem touched my heart. I remembered my Lola. She's a big part of my life that can never be replaced. She just passed away. This poem made me cry, but I love its message. <3

Adopted Child Misses Mother
  • By Keith
  • Published: April 2015
To A Mother I Never Knew

To a mother I never knew,
From a son who desperately misses you.

There were so many times I would imagine you,

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 4
  • Emailed 0
  • Favorited 10
  • Votes 118
  • Rating 4.64
Latest Shared Story

Sad and from the heart! I am the adoptive mother of 5! And the author of "SIGNING WITH A HEAVY HAND AND HEART, LOVE MOMMY" by Sondra and Chanel Torres

Advertisement

Sisters Reunion
  • By Jeni Dawn
  • Published: November 2009
Sisters

My Dearest Sister,
This journey has been long.
This experience like a favorite song.
Dreams realized and not abandoned, ...

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 6
  • Emailed 13
  • Favorited 0
  • Votes 69
  • Rating 4.58
Latest Shared Story

After fostering and then adopting my dear little sister for three years, I am now 13 and my older sister 15. The little one welcomed into our family from adoption is 5. Fostering children had...

Read complete story

My Birth Mom
  • By Emily E. Adkisson
  • Published: February 2006
My Birth Mom

Loving and gracious the
Women I've never met.
She made a difficult decision and
She will debate that decision for the...

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 9
  • Emailed 21
  • Favorited 5
  • Votes 195
  • Rating 4.53
Latest Shared Story

My story is rather unusual as not only did I give two children up for adoption but also lost a third one in a divorce. Over 30 years ago, I made the heart wrenching decision to give up my...

Read complete story

Giving Up Children For Adoption
  • By Cara-Marie Simpkins
  • Published: November 2007
For My Children

For my children

I remember my pregnancy with you
I fell in love with your every move, and with the sound of your beating heart....

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 22
  • Emailed 37
  • Favorited 11
  • Votes 273
  • Rating 4.51
Latest Shared Story

I am sharing this poem with my daughter who is turning 23 tomorrow. I think about her every day and hold on to seeing her again. I was blessed to have a visit from her and her loving parents...

Read complete story

Advertisement

Advertisement

It Was Nothing But A Mistake
  • By Rachael
  • Published: November 2009
When My Life Began

I don't understand why you chose him over me
I was there, or could you just not see.
I would have done everything right,
But instead you chose him, and to stay and fight.

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 1
  • Emailed 3
  • Favorited 6
  • Votes 57
  • Rating 4.47
Latest Shared Story

Hi Rachel. I could feel the pain within your poem. Truthfully I understand what you are feeling & what you are going through. I was abandoned by my birth parents as well and with all the...

Read complete story

Forgive Me
  • By James D.
  • Published: December 2008
Jenny Lee

I wasn't there to hear your borning cry
Light that day foreshadowed my night
Begrudgingly surrendered that most desired one fall
Though fearful of regrets hoped time would heal all ...

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 4
  • Favorited 2
  • Votes 46
  • Rating 4.39
Stepdad
  • By Tanya J. Marlow
  • Published: February 2006
All Grown Up



When I was three you fell in love with my mom.
It was no longer us two, but now us three....

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 2
  • Favorited 1
  • Votes 53
  • Rating 4.38
  • By Michelle Matthews
  • Published: December 2013
Joined At The Heart

Picture

A bond from birth we share every day.
Not everyone understands what role I play.
I am the person you call other Mom.
Through heartache and hurt I keep you calm....

Read Complete Poem

  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 3
  • Favorited 3
  • Votes 81
  • Rating 4.37

1 - 10 of 29

Back to Top