Adoption Related Music and Songs

adoption songsDuring my entire search for my biological mother, I found great comfort in music. In fact, I’ve always taken great comfort in music. Music has a way of making even the worst situations, move you to a place where there is comfort and peace. Lifting your spirit, music encompasses your entire soul. In my search for my biological mother, and the during the subsequent reunion, I found a peace with what I now call, adoption songs.

When I was searching for my biological mother, I made my own music tapes of songs that reminded me of my search – now called adoption songs. “Right Here Waiting for You” by Richard Marx and “Somewhere Out There” by Linda Ronstadt were two of my favorites. I listened to the tape whenever I got discouraged, and felt like I was hitting walls. I still sometimes play them and think back to that time.

But after awhile I realized I wanted something more beyond these adoption songs. I wanted lyrics that were based on after the reunion. Songs for after I had found what I was looking for. I had now tasted that little bit of connection and I was ready to move beyond the searching adoption songs and focus on the reunion adoption songs. Songs like “The Search Is Over” by Survivor and “In This Life” by Collin Raye were two of my favorites on that CD. I made a copy of that CD and gave it to my biological mother to take home with her after our week long reunion.

She told me it was the most amazing gift. She had never heard those songs in the light I was giving them to her. They touched her in ways she didn’t know possible. It was beautiful.

Here is a great list of some PERFECT songs for adoption. All aspects of the triad are covered. If you are having trouble and don’t know the song, you can search out the lyrics. You might just find a new favorite song!

“From God’s Arms to My Arms to Yours” written by Michael McClean

“Lullaby in Blue” – Bette Midler

“Somewhere Out There” – Linda Ronstadt

“He Would Be Sixteen” – Michelle Wright

“Tina” – written by By Kathy Denton and Teresa Cummings

“Butterfly” – Mariah Carey

“Journey To The Past” – Liz Callaway

“Father of Mine” – Everclear

“Waiting” – Richard Marx

“The Search Is Over” – Survivor

“I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” – The Moody Blues

“Question” – The Moody Blues

“The Voice” – The Moody Blues

“My All” – Mariah Carey

“Search’ So Long (I’ve Been)” – Chicago

“The Promise” – Tracy Chapman

“All My Life” – KC & JoJo

“Little Green” – Joni Mitchell

“Nights in White Satin” – Moody Blues

“Isn’t life Strange” – Moody Blues

“Tell Me I Was Dreaming” – Travis Tritt

“Where Does My Heart Beat Now?” – Celine Dion

“I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston

“Bless the Beasts and the Children” – The Carpenter’s

“Where Do I Go From Here” – The Carpenter’s

“You and Me Against the World” – Helen Reddy

“Suffer The Children” – Tears For Fears

“Places That Belong To You” – Barbra Streisand

“Wishing You Were Here” – Chicago

“Love Is On The Way” – Celine Dion

“The Pilgrim” – Kris Kristofferson

“You’ll Be In My Heart” – Phil Collins

“Cactus in a Coffee Can” – Jerry Kilgore

“Best of Intentions” – Travis Tritt

“When Love Takes You In” Written by Steven Curtis Chapman

“Crawling In the Dark” – Hoobastank

“Everybody Hurts” – REM

“The One I Love” – REM

“I Will Remember You” – Sarah MacLachlan

“Eternal Flame” – The Bangles

“Silent Legacy” – Melissa Etheridge

“It is You (I Have Love)” – Dana Glover

“As Long as You Loved Me” – Backstreet Boys

“Walking On Sunshine” – Katrina And The Waves

“Vision of Love” – Mariah Carey

“I’ll Be Here Where The Heart Is” – Kim Carnes

“Secret” – Reba McEntire

“Goodbye Baby” – Fleetwood Mac

“I Wish” – Jo Dee Messina

“One More Day” – Diamond Rio

“I Give You to His Heart” – Alison Krause

“The Gift We Could Not Give Each Other” Words and Music by Michael Mclean

“1000 Oceans” – Tori Amos

“Do What You Have to Do” – Sarah Maclachlan

“I Will Remember You” – Sarah Maclachlan

“Whenever You Call” – Mariah Carey

“I Hope You Dance” – Leanne Womack

“You’ll Be in My Heart” – Phil Collins

“Never Had A Dream Come True” – S Club 7

“I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton and/or Whitney Houston

“Missing You” – Amy Grant

“Avery” – Train

“The Distance” – Evan & Jaron

“1000 Miles” – Vanessa Carlton