Music For Foster and Adoptive Families

Songs Great for Foster and Adoptive Families

Another way to communicate with your kids is by singing songs with them. We realized early on that there would be times our children would be hard to reach. They had learned not to trust adults, and they knew little about unconditional love. Parenting would take all the tools we could get.

A breakthrough came one day listening to the lyrics of the song “Sticking With You” by Addison Road and realizing how much it applied to our situation and seeing those lyrics reaching the heart of our little girl (Read lyrics here). I started singing it to her over and over. We’d get in the car, and I’d play it again and again, and she and I would sing along. The boys were oblivious, but she knew I was speaking those words to her through that song. I sang of unconditional love, of sticking by her, of doing what had to be done, or seeing past the fight she was putting up, and I reached her little heart.

  • What songs have you noticed stuck out to your children?

This list includes songs for many different types of situations…helping a child understand you love them unconditionally, helping self esteem, encouraging parents on the journey…and much more! These songs have largely been compiled from fans suggesting songs or from other recommendation lists. We have not yet listened to all of the songs, so please have patience while we build out the topics more! Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean endorsement. We will review the songs as we have time.

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TitleArtistTopic/ThemeGenreiTunesAmazon
1000 MilesMark SchultzPop
Your Song Jenae Wright Price
Your OwnNate HussChristian Pop
You're Where I BelongTrisha YearwoodCountry
You'll Be in My HeartPhil CollinsRock
You Are My ChildShawna Fox
You and MeRosie ThomasLove and Encouragement Christian Pop
Who Hears the CryJ. Brian HillHopeGospel
Where You're GoingJimmy WayneCountry
When Love Takes You InSteven Curtis ChapmanAdoptive parent songCountry Pop
Welcome to the FamilyKids Praise! 3Christian Pop
Welcome HomeBrian LittrellA place to return toPop
Welcome Home Becca McCann and the EssiesFirst meetingPop
WantedHunter HayesCountry
WantedDara Maclean
UnwrittenNatasha BedingfieldPop
UnconditionallyKaty PerryUnconditional lovePop
Twice LovedLeAnn HartPop
Thy Will [Song Review]Hillary ScottFaithChristian pop
Thought You’d Be HereWes King
This TimeJohn ElefanteBirthmotherChristian pop
This LoveMandi Mapes
This Is HomeSwitchfootBelongingChristian Rock
This Is Amazing GracePhil WickhamChristian Pop
There Was A HeartbeatCindy Hughlett
The PromiseJenae Wright Price
Paper AngelsJimmy WayneCountry
The OrphanNewsboysChristian Pop
The One Who KnowsDar WilliamsBirthmother
The Gift We Could Not Give Each OtherMichael McLeanFrom an adoptive mother to a birthmother
Tears in HeavenEric ClaptonChild lossChristian Pop
Take Good Care of My BabyCarole KingBirthmotherPop
Take Another StepSteven Curtis ChapmanChristian Pop
Swept AwayGeoff MooreUnconditional LoveInspirational
Sweet AmeliaSandra McCrackenFoster parent or adoptive parentInspirational
Streets of Heaven Sherrie AustinInfant or child lossChristian Pop
Sticking With You [Read review here]Addison RoadUnconditional loveChristian Rock
Start OverFlameA New Beginning & Forgiveness Christian Rap
Song for HannahPeter FoleyInspirational
Somewhere Out ThereLinda RonstadtPop
Sometimes When We LoveBruce CarrollBirthmotherCountry
Sometimes I WonderChuck KentChildren's Song
Something BeautifulSteven Curtis ChapmanChristian Pop
Someone's Waiting for Youfrom Disney's The RescuersPop
So Far to Find YouCasting CrownsChristian Pop
Show You LoveJars of ClayChristian Pop
Shake It OffTaylor SwiftSelf-esteemCountry Pop
See You AgainCarrie UnderwoodCountry
SecretReba McEntireBirthmotherCountry
Same/Same: Songs for Adoptive Familiesalbum by Chuck KentChildren's Songs
Safe & SoundMatthew WestChristian Pop
Right HereMiley CyrusPop
Planting TreesAndrew PetersonChristian Pop
OvercomerMandisaovercomingChristian Pop
Orphans of GodAvalonChristian Pop
Orphan LullabyLindsey TeefeyInspirational
Orphan John WallerChristian Pop
One More Empty Chair Becca McCann and the EssiesInspirational
Naleigh MoonJosh KelleyInspirational
My Other MotherTamar and Katrina Pedersonwww.tamarandkatrina.com
My Forever FamilyLisa SilverInspirational
Mine to LoveDave BarnesChristian Pop
Meant to BeSteven Curtis ChapmanChristian Pop
Martyr's SongTodd AgnewBelonging Christian Pop
Lullaby in BlueBette MidlerBirthmotherPop
Mama Always Comes BackChuck KentChildren's Song
LullabyDixie ChicksCountry
Love with JusticeRita SpringerChristian Pop
LovesongAdelePop
Love Has Come For YouSteve Martin & Edie BrickellBirthmotherFolk
Love Came DownBrian JohnsonChristian Pop
Life Means So MuchChris RiceChristian Pop
Kings and QueensAudio AdrenalineChristian Pop
Kerosene KidJimmy WayneChildren's pop
Keeper of the StarsTracy ByrdCountry
Just May BeKaryn WilliamsInspirational
I Won't Let GoRascal FlattsCountry
I Won’t Give UpJason MrazPop
I WonderKellie PicklerCountry
I Will WaitMumford & SonsRock
I Want to Be Just Like YouPhillips, Craig and DeanChristian Pop
I See the LightMandy MoorePop
I Saw What I SawSara GrovesInspirational
In Your EyesNichole NordemanChristian Pop
In My Daughter's EyesMartina McBrideCountry Pop
I'm AdoptedRandall Goodgame "Slugs, bugs and lullabies"Adopted ChildChristian Children's Song
I Love You This MuchJimmy WayneCountry
I’ll Stand By YouPretendersRock
I Know Your NameMichael W. SmithChristian Pop
I Know You’re Out There SomewhereThe Moody BluesRock
I Know What Love IsCeline DionPop
I Knew You Were Waiting For MeGeorge Michael & Aretha FranklinR&B
I Knew I Loved YouSavage GardenUnconditional LovePop
I Hope You DanceLee Ann WomackCountry
I Give You to His HeartAlison KraussBirthmotherCountry
I Get to Be the OneJJ HellerPop
If You Were MineFernando OrtegaParental LoveInspirational
I Didn't Come Here to LoseJimmy WayneCountry
I Choose YouSara BareillesPop
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You(Elvis Version)Rock n' Roll
How Could You Leave Us?NFRap
HomePhillip PhillipsBelongingCountry Pop
Ho HeyThe LumineersBelongingPop
He Would Be 16Michelle WrightBirthmotherCountry
HeroesThe IsaacsGospel
HeldNatalie GrantComfort & SecurityGospel
He Didn't Have to BeBrad PaisleyGratitude Country
Haven’t Met You YetMichael BublePop
Happy Adoption DayMike & the Mighty Magic PantsCelebrating adoptionChildren
Happy Adoption DayJohn McCutcheonCelebrating adoptionFolk
Glorious UnfoldingSteven Curtis ChapmanChristian Pop
GodspeedDixie ChicksCountry
God Help the OutcastsBette MidlerPop
From God's Arms, to My Arms, to YoursMichael McLeanBirthmotherCountry
Forever and For AlwaysShania TwainCountry Pop
Feels Like HomeChantal KreviazukCountry
Everything to MeMark SchultzBirthmotherPop
Every Single OneGeoff MooreChristian Rock
EngraftedDiego FullerInterview and ReviewChristian Rap
Elephant EarsJimmy WayneCountry
Daughters of ChinaTim ChauvinFolk
Dancing with OrphansDanny OertliChristian pop
Count Your Rainbows 1 Girl NationBeing gratefulChristian Pop
Cry Out to JesusThird DayOrphans' needsGospel
CinderellaSteven Curtis ChapmanChristian Pop
Children of the WorldAmy GrantChristian Pop
Child of My HeartBecky WrightPop
Children of GodThird DayGospel
ChampionPoint5Faith & Overcoming situations Christian Hip Hop
Bring You Where I Am WickChristian pop
Bless The Broken RoadRascal FlattsCountry
BlessingsLaura StoryComfortGospel
BlackbirdSarah McLachlanPop
Better DaysGoo Goo DollsRock
Beautiful ThingsGungorSelf-worthChristian Pop
A Thousand YearsChristina PerriUnconditional lovePop
Ask Me AnythingChuck KentHonesty & Asking questions is okay Folk
A Place for YouWayne WatsonBelongingGospel
Angels Among UsAlabamaFaith & ComfortCountry
Angel By Your SideFrancesca BattistelliLove & ComfortChristian Pop
Amos StoryAaron IveyChild Search & Waiting parentsChristian Pop
Always EnoughCasting CrownsFaith & HopeChristian Pop
All of MeMatt HammittStarting over and trustChristian Pop
All of MeJohn LegendUnconditional loveR&B
All I Really Want for ChristmasSteven Curtis ChapmanFoster child perspectiveChristian Pop
All About Your HeartMindy GledhillUnconditional lovePop
AdoptedButler, Hughes & HayesAdoption Christian Pop
A Better PlanLundyn RaeBirth mother and HopeChristian Pop

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