Quotes call out to people looking for something that describes their experiences, their hopes, desires and feelings in the perfect way. Foster care quotes do that for those who have devoted their lives to helping abused and neglected children experience a happy and healthy childhood. Below are some of our favorite foster care quotes.
Foster Care Quotes
“A child born to another woman calls me mom. The depth of the tragedy and the magnitude of the privilege are not lost on me.” -Jody Landers
“Instead of growing in my belly, they grew in my heart.” -Anonymous
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin
“People say ‘he’s so lucky to have you.’ The truth is I’m so lucky to have him.” -Anonymous
“An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with – for you are a caretaker for those moments in time.” – Doc Childre
“Parenthood requires love, not DNA.” -Anonymous
“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” -Leigh Anne Tuohy
“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it.” -Anonymous
“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” – Rita F. Pierson
“There is no better gift to give a child than a family.” -Anonymous
“Love makes a family.” -Anonymous
“I may not have carried you for 9 months but I will spend the rest of my life loving you, protecting you, and doing whatever I need to make you happy.” -Anonymous
“There are no unwanted children. Just unfound families.” -Anonymous
“If you can help a child, you don’t have to spend years repairing an adult.” – Joyce Meyer
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“Sometimes our work as caregivers is not for the faint of heart. But, you will never know what you are made of until you step into the fire. Step bravely!” ― Deborah A. Beasley
“If you can help a child, you don’t have to spend years repairing and adult.” -Anonymous
“We live in a world in we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” -Fred Rogers
“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Why hold on to someone when you know you have to let them go?” -A Foster Child
“Never underestimate how much you can love someone and how it can change their life. Never forget that the hardest ones to love are the ones that need it most.”
Did we miss your favorite foster care quote? Please add it in the comments section and we’ll be sure to update our list.
Lloyd Nelson is the Digital Media Manager of Foster and Adoptive Family Services. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.