10 Inspiring Adoption Quotes from Famous Adoptees

November 19, 2016

Trending Today is National Adoption Day, a special time to recognize and celebrate the many individuals and families whose lives have been shaped by the sacrificial decision of others. It’s also a day to raise awareness of the many children in foster care waiting for permanent families. Adoption has positively shaped the world in countless ways. In fact, adoptees accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports, religion to entertainment and technology to politics. Given that for context, here are ten quotes from ten famous adoptees that have helped change the world: 1. "They brought me up as if I were their own child. They worried about me, guided me, and punished me, all in the spirit of fairness. I never doubted their love." – The late South African president Nelson Mandela, speaking of his adoptive father, Chief Jongintaba. 2. "I wanted to meet [my birthmom] mostly to see if she was okay and to thank her, because I'm glad I didn't end up as an abortion. My [adoptive] parents made me feel special. They were my parents. 1000%" - The late Apple founder, Steve Jobs, who was adopted at birth by Paul and Clara Jobs. 3. "I sent a...

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