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. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  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. Mother, Where Are You?

    • By Beth J. Krantz
    • Published: February 2006

    It's as if I have always known you;
    I'm curious, do we look alike?
    Do I have your smile, your eyes, your passion for life?
    Do we talk the same way, walk the same way? ...

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    Have you ever found her yet? Do you think my daughter will have these thoughts? I last saw her at age 7. She's about to be 9. My aunt adopted her and is keeping her from me. She's teasing me...

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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. Who Am I?

    • By Kelly
    • Published: May 2008
    Adoption Questions

    Who Am I? Where Am I From?
    Who Was My Dad? Who Was My Mom?
    Was I The First? Was I The Last?
    Where Was My Beginning? What Was My Past?...

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    Yes I do relate to this poem.....
    I was adopted from birth. My mother and father left me in the hospital. I have been told it is because I was born with hip deformity. The mum and dad I'm...

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  12. 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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    • Rating 4.30
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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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  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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