Whether you're an adoptee, a birth parent, an adoptive parent, or a prospective adoptive parent, there may be a song or two that just means more to you than anything else on the radio.
Music is so very powerful. Notice how a scary movie wouldn't be as scary if it wasn't for the soundtrack? A romantic moment becomes more romantic with the perfect tune. It shouldn't be so surprising that when it comes to the subject of adoption, that there are songs that bring about a memory or feeling.
Whether the song is meant to be specifically about adoption or not, what songs are meaningful to you?Share Your Adoption Song
Was searchin for a touching song
- ... I've recently made the hardest decision of my life in deciding to place my unborn son with a wonderful family. Although it deeply saddens me, I know he will have a better life than I could ever provide him. He is going to a home with two amazing daddies who will give him more love and affection than I could ever pray for. I never thought I'd be strong or selfless enough to put my child's needs before my own, but I guess that's a part of growing up. I started into this pregnancy fighting to keep him, but at what cost? My health is deteriorating and with no support, my short years will leave him alone in the foster system. So I've made the choice to place him in a forever home with open adoption. It kills me, but as I've gone through this process I have journaled to him expressing my love and pain and fear through this decision. Including what made me chose his fathers. I just pray one day when he receives the letters, it will give him peace to know it was NEVER that he wasn't wanted...
- —Guest Felicia
- 'Sweet Child of Mine' by Guns n Roses always makes me think of my tiny baby girl. It seems to reflect all of the feelings I've dealt with. 'If I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry' and of course 'where do we go now?' It really hits home when you know you made the right choice but your heart breaks every second of every day.
- —Guest Ash
Perfect song..Didn't have to be
- Didn't Have to Be by Brad Paisley will hit home to a child of a single mom. When a man chooses to step into the life of a broken home with broken hearts and mend them to create a family...He is a blessing. This song really hits home.
- —Guest Happyfamily
- Don't think this is about adoption, but feels right. Outside from Hollywood undead.
- —Guest Jim
this song hits home
- Billy Gilman --- Oklahoma I cant help but cry every time i see this video. Its like the song was written for me. Foster kid for 16 years.
- —Guest andy Rochon
The Song "I hate Everything About You"
- The song "I hate everything about you" by 3. Days Grace. It reminds me of my relationship with my biological father. I was adopted by my aunt when I was just born. She told me when I was 17. few years after that, I had a fight with my bio father. People tell me to forgive him? Ya. Right. He done threw my forgiveness out the window 19 years ago.
- —Guest Domino
Baby Be Mine
- I love this song but just listening to it makes me cry. Dumbo is one of my favourite films and I intend to play the film and the song as much as I can to our little one :)
- —Guest Haley
Come Live In Our Home
- “Come Live In Our Home” (the Adoption Song) by Lori Malvey on iTunes. This was written as a fundraiser for an adopting family who has no money. All proceeds from downloads go to the family. Here is the link – Enjoy! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/come-live-in-our-home-adoption/id506649461?uo=4
- —Guest Lori Malvey
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
- i always listen to this song as i can relate to it so much, i found out that i was adopted at the age of twelve and my brother told about it and how the man i called 'dad' wan't my dad at all. as it turns out my mum told me for the first time yesterday and i suppose things happen for a reason. i know my dad is somewhere out there but the thought i could pass him in the street and never know hurts. the truth is i'm too scared to think about searching for him because he knows i'm alive but has not tried looking for me, i always wonder if he thinks about me as much as i think of him. there are so many unanswered questions i have but the best advice i can give is to not worry about the past and those that have stuck in your life through thick and thin and those that are in your life now are the important ones. my heart goes out to all those lonely and lost hearts.
- —Guest zoemorley
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
- This song is from the "Breaking Dawn" soundtrack and was played in the wedding scene. But the lyrics "I have died everyday waiting for you" always bring me to tears because that's exactly how we have felt about waiting for our future child.
- —Guest Melissa
Adoption Songs for Each Child
- With my two sons I have a special song between both them and I. My 10yo adopted at 6, "Keeper of the Stars" it starts "it was no accident, me finding you..." Still tear up when he busts out with his little rendition. And my 16yo foster son, who will likely be adopted by us, but is mine forever either way ;) our song is, Rascal Flattens "Won't Let Go" After reading this you may hear something totally different while listening to these songs.
- —Guest Mandy
Haven't met you yet - Michael Buble
- Once you listen to this song from the viewpoint of a parent in the waiting stages of being selected, you'll see what I mean. "I promise you kid, I'll give so much more than I get. I just haven't met you yet."
- —Guest LB
Same/Same: Songs for Adoptive Families
- I have received many great letters from adoptive families about the impact of my album of songs, written out of my experience as an adoptive dad. "Same/Same" lets kids in trans-racial adoptions celebrate their families similarities. "Mama Always Comes Back" is a funny tune that reassures children who have experienced abandonment. "Ask Me Anything" gives adopted kids permission to explore their past with their forever families. And "Sometimes I Wonder" lets them think aloud, with their parents, about their birthmother. You can find the CD at http://www.samesamecd.com
- —Guest Chuck Kent
No Song - But Understand the Connection
- I am not adopted, and I do not have a song however I watched the VH1 special some years ago and just thought of it. I got chills again reading what Carrie Craft wrote about Darryl McDaniels and his journey. The part that touched me the most, and what I found so significant about his connection to the song "Angel" by Sarah McLaughlin, was that she too was adopted and he never knew that. So sweet.
- —Guest sis
Adoption Song - "Heroes" by the Isaacs
- The song Heroes by the Isaacs is very meaningful. One of the verses is "they tried for many years to have a baby of their own but God knew a little girl who didn't have a home. Every time I listen to this song it makes me get teary-eyed. It's message is that those who serve and love children are heroes.
- —Guest Momofmany