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

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  • 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.

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This poem is really touching. It really depicts my life even though I'm single. I will always think of my grandma who raised me up. She loves me so dearly and hates hearing me call my mom...

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Poem About An Adopted Child Who Misses His 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,

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This is such a beautiful, yet heartbreaking, poem. I can't help but to cry as I read it.

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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......

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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, ...

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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...

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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....

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  • Rating 4.54
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I have a 2 month old daughter I cannot take care of, and I have to sign over my rights next Wednesday. This poem really helped me. Thank you.

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...

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My birth mother gave me away and I'm very lucky. I have the best mother and father a girl could ever want. They're my real parents. God gave me to them and I thank God every day.

Poem From Mom Giving Child Up For Adoption
  • By Stephanie Mason
  • Published: February 2006
Letting Go

Your cry pierced the morning silence
All I heard was you.
I blocked out the sounds,
I blocked out the sights....

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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.

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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...

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  • By April M. Gates
  • Published: February 2006
Joy Of Child



I have a little girl,
Mckaylie is her name, ...

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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....

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