Adoption Songs

ancient music depictionMusic is a form of art. It is a creation and spans the world crossing race, religion, culture, social issues, etc. The word music comes from the Greek word mousikê which was derived from mousa, meaning muse.

Music has been known to be therapeutic, whether by listening, singing, creating music through instrumentals or writing music. This auditory art is often an important part of people’s lives. There is no universal concept defining music simply because what is music to me, may be noise to you.

In our field, we have identified music that speaks to the adoption journey whether or not it was written specific about adoption. Many of the songs on our list reflect the feelings and emotions felt by birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees. We are sure you can add your own favorites to the list!

Your Smiling Face – James Taylor
I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song – Jim Croce
Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
A Mother and Her Son – Julian & Fortune
Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney
You Decorated My Life – Kenny Rogers
Find Your Wings – Mark Harris
You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Steward
This Is Your Song – Ronan Keating
I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
One Moment In Time – Whitney Houston
Hero – Mariah Carey
Blessed – Elton John
You Are My Sunshine – Elizabeth Mitchell
You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
So Far To Find You – Casting Crowns
My Baby – Britney Spears
If I Could – Barbra Streisand
Love of My Life – Carly Simon
Lullabye – Billy Joel
From God’s Arms, to My Arms, to Yours – Michael McLean
I haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Lullaby in Blue – Bette Midler
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan
Somewhere Out There – Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
Little Green – Joni Mitchell
All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
Secret – Reba McEntire
The Search is Over – Survivor
Butterfly – Mariah Carey
Beautiful – Jim Brickman
Find Your Wings – Mark Harris
He Would Be Sixteen – Michelle Wright
Once Upon A December – Aaliyah
Silent Legacy – Melissa Etheridge
This is Your Song – Ronan Keating
Hurt – Christina Aguilera
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus