Favorite Adoption Song
And the winner is…”God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts.

Music has the ability to transform us – to take us away from the rabbit trails in our mind, to inspire us, to restore our hope.  Every adoptive parent or would be adoptive parents needs this on occasion.

We asked for suggestions from the Creating a Family community, and the song suggested most often was God Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts.



What song inspired you while you waited and as you parent? What song makes you think about your child’s birth parents? Does your kiddo have a favorite adoption song? Here are the runners up from our survey, ranked in order.

Songs For Waiting Adoptive Parents

  • I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
  • Wonder by Kellie Pickler
  • Home by Phillip Phillips
  • Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble
  • I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

Songs For Adoptive Parents

  • A Thousand Years- Christina Perri (from the movie Twilight)
  • Lullaby by The Dixie Chicks
  • When Love Takes You In by Stephen Curtis Chapman
  • Naleigh Moon by Josh Kelley (I LOVE this one)
  • I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
  • Kings & Queens by Audio Adrenaline (written about adoption)
  • Every Day (The Guatemala Song) by Anna Huckabee Tull (written about adoption)
  • This Love by Mandi Mapes
  • Mine all Mine by The Wilsons (written about adoption)
  • Ho Hey by The Lumineers
  • Wanted by Hunter Hayes
  • Everything To Me by Mark Schultz

Songs For Adopted Kids

  • Happy Adoption Day by John McCutcheon (personally I think this is one parents will enjoy more than kids, but it was the top vote getter)
  • We are Family from Ice Age 4
  • Now I See The Light from Tangled
  • I’m Adopted by Slugs & Bugs

Songs for Birth Parents

These were songs suggested by adoptive parents that inspired their feelings about their child’s birth mother and father.

  • I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan (who is also adopted)
  • Hey Soul Sister by Train
  • Somewhere Out There – recorded by many artists
  • From God’s Arms, To My Arms, To Yours by Michael McLean (specifically written about birth parents)

What’s your favorite music for your adoption journey?

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