The Gift

-Author Unknown

You know how most poems don’t actually rhyme? Well, this one about adoption does, and it’s adorable.

First line: I didn’t give you the gift of life, but in my heart I know. Last line: No, I didn’t give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you…

The Chosen Heart

-Teri Harrison

This is one of the sweetest readings about adoption we could find.

First line: Longing for a child to love, I’d wish upon the stars above. Last line: In my heart I always knew, a part of me belonged to you…

You First Came To Us In An Envelope

-Author Unknown

Best Sex and the City memory…when Charlotte and Harry got the picture of Lily, who they adopted. This reading is like that!

First line: You first came to us in an envelope with letters, forms and such. Last line: Our child of chance, of plan, of will you’re now our very own…

The Adoption Of A Broken Girl

-Julie Anderson

Love this reading. Don’t love the title.

First line: Once there were two women who never knew each other. Last line: Both, my darling, both. Just two different types of love…

Prayer For An Adopted Child

-Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Oh, this is soo beautiful! Hard to explain beauty…suffice it to say that anyone adopting a baby should take a look!

First line: We have been blessed with the precious gift of this child. Last line: Bless all of us together beneath your shelter of shalom (peace), and grant our new family, always, the harmony and love we feel today…

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