I first posted a list of songs for adoption about four years ago and updated it last year. Without going into great detail (if you want more, read the original list), adoption has been a part of our how family has grown, and for that I'm grateful.
This Saturday, November 19, 2011, families across the United States will celebrate National Adoption Day. Everyone's adoption journey is a little bit different, so trying to come up with a list of adoption songs is difficult work. Still, here's a short list (albeit slowly growing), which I've generally tried to restrict to very adoption-specific songs. I'm sure there's more, so if I've missed any, please let me know in the comments.
"Happy Adoption Day," by John McCutheon (off his Family Garden CD or his Supper's on the Table... best-of)
"From God's Arms to My Arms to Yours," by Michael McLean
"The Red Thread," by Lucy Kaplansky, off the album of this same name
"Cartwheels and Somersaults," by Justin Roberts, off Meltdown! -- OK, this isn't really about adoption, but it is all about the joy of adding another child to a family and it spoke to our family's situation wonderfully.
"Not Alone', by John Carlin from his CD First Time For Everything
"When Love Takes You In," by Steven Curtis Chapman off Declaration
"Once Upon a Time," by Miss Lynn off Something New (and download the song for free here) -- those of you with a Guatamalan adoption experience should check it out, especially...
"I Am Your Mother Too" from the Keb'Mo album Big Wide Grin
"I'm Adopted" by Randall Goodgame on his Slugs & Bugs album Under Where? (note: this song has a definite Christian bent so that may make the song more (or less) attractive to you)