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. Thank You For Taking Care Of Me

    • By Jessica
    • Published: June 2008

    Thank you
    For everything you have ever done
    To make my life better.
    I might deny it sometimes,

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    Since I was born, I have never been loved by a person like the way my parents do. I was sometimes naughty, but they guided me through the right path. Days were sometimes dark friends turned...

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  4. What Is A Dad?

    Father's Day Poem For An Adopted Dad

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    A Dad is patient, helpful, and strong
    He is there by your side when things go wrong
    He's someone who guides you to do the right thing
    And helps you solve problems that life sometimes brings

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  6. 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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  7. 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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    This poem was so heartfelt I was hoping for a happier ending, where the author would have found his mama and known what it was to have her loving arms around him. But now he has a son of his...

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  8. 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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  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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    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. 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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  13. A Birth Mother's Promise

    • By Sheila T. Battaglia
    • Published: December 2009

    I promise from the first moment I knew you were there,
    I would care for you with all my heart,
    With our short time together we had to share.

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    Hi all and thanks for creating this page. First time mum at 31. I gave birth to twin girls 16/12/2017. I felt the happiest I had in years when seeing/holding them for the first time. Five...

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