Adoption Poems

Uplifting Poems from Adopted 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 Adopted Children

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  1. Growing Up With Grandma

    • By Candy Canan
    • Published: February 2006

    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 a was beautifully written piece. It "touched me" as the question asked. It also made me think about what my Grandma has been doing for me. This is encouraging, good work.

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  3. To A Mother I Never Knew

    • By Keith
    • Published: April 2015
    Adopted Child Misses Mother

    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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    I really felt this poem because I went through the same things. I was never really with my mother in my life. I was adopted by my aunt and uncle at the age of two. I used to always cry...

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  4. I Know I'll Always Love You

    • By Latifa S. Johnson
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Searching For Birth Mother

    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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    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...

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  6. Sisters Reunion

    • By Jeni Dawn
    • Published: November 2009

    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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  7. For My Children

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

    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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    I also gave my 5-year-old daughter up for adoption to a member of my deceased husband's family! I only saw her a few times after, and it broke my heart the times when I did get to see her!...

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  8. When My Life Began

    • By Rachael
    • Published: November 2009
    It Was Nothing But A Mistake

    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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  10. My Birth Mom

    • By Emily E. Adkisson
    • Published: February 2006
    A Mother's Love

    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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    • Rating 4.48
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    Donetta,
    I was given up for adoption and have 3 children of my own. It's easy for some women to say they would NEVER give up a child - I would love to say I'm one of those women. The reality...

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  11. Who Are We?

    Growing Up Adopted

    My mother was adopted.
    All the records tightly sealed.
    Now all she has are questions,
    Like wounds that never healed.

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    For some of us, meeting our parents saved our lives. I'm sorry things got hard. It is definitely hard to look at yourself and wonder where your nose, eyes, etc. came from. It's difficult to...

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  12. Bright Blue Eyes

    • By Ellie C. Hammond
    • Published: April 2018
    Biological And Adoptive Mothers

    My Mother gave me my talents and traits.
    My Mam taught me to embrace them.

    My Mother gave me my fears and doubts.

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    This story touched my heart deeply. As an adoptee, I relate to this greatly. Thank you so much.

  13. Wonder

    • By Klaudia
    • Published: December 2013
    Poem About Relationship With Adopted Parents

    You don't understand!
    Nobody ever does!
    You treat a dog better than me,
    And you wonder why I always sit in my room with the door shut....

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    Brianna, before you know it you will be grown. You will be moving out to start a life of your own. Just finish school. Get good grades. Try to make close friends. Don't ever be afraid to...

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