The term “rainbow baby” may not be familiar to everyone, but for those who have experienced a miscarriage or infant loss, it has a profound significance. So, what is a rainbow baby? This important term is the name coined for a baby born after experiencing a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss. The name comes from the symbolization of rainbows, because like a rainbow after a storm, this baby symbolizes something beautiful after dark times. 

National Rainbow Baby Day, which is held on August 22, 2022, was founded by Alexis Delchiaro. After struggling with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss for years, Alexis and her husband finally welcomed their son, Grant, through adoption, and their daughter, Gianna, a short time later. With a mission of honoring her family’s journey and celebrating her children, Alexis founded National Rainbow Baby Day on Gianna’s birthday in 2018. 

This year on National Rainbow Baby Day – whether you have a rainbow baby, are expecting one, or are wishing with your whole heart for one — we’re sharing 51 rainbow baby quotes to fill your heart with hope. 

1). “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place” C.S. Lewis

2). “Rainbows remind us that even after the darkest clouds, and the fiercest winds, there is still beauty”  Katrina Mayer

3). “An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth. Then whispered as she closed the book, "Too beautiful for earth.'" – Anonymous

4). “A rainbow baby is a special kind of miracle that only exists because of your loss, not instead of it.” – Anonymous

5). “When I look at my rainbow baby, I know a little bit of heaven is looking back at me.” – Anonymous

6). “Nobody had ever had a rainbow baby until they had the rain.” – Jim Croce

7).  “I believe that God sent you into my life to give me something to fight for, to show me there is love in this world, to give me hope and bring me joy. All the proof in God I need is in you. You are a gift from the heavens.” – Anonymous

8). “A rainbow baby doesn't negate your loss. It doesn't mean it didn't happen or that it doesn't still hurt. They are their own special miracle sent from heaven above to bring love, joy, and healing into your life.” – Anonymous

9). “You're our rainbow baby sent from heaven above for us to cherish and love.” – Anonymous

10). “Where one thing falls, another grows. Maybe not what was there before, but something new and wonderful all the same.” – Anonymous

11). “You can't compare the pain you have been experiencing with the joy that is yet to come.” – Romans 8:18

12). “The dark clouds are lifting, a rainbow has appeared, and the sunshine is on its way.” – Anonymous

13). “Whenever I see a rainbow, I am saddened by my loss and ever so grateful for my blessings to come.” – Anonymous

14). “Handpicked for the earth by my sibling in heaven.” – Anonymous

15). “Out of difficulties, we grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyère 

16). “Just when you think you will never see the light again, a rainbow so beautiful and precious comes along to remind you just how bright your world can be.” – Anonymous

17). “You never arrived in my arms, but you will never leave my heart.” — Zoe Clark-Coates

18). “You were carried for only a moment but are loved for a lifetime.” — Anonymous

19). “There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child who never comes.” — David Platt

20). “All told, probably more women have lost a child from this world than haven't. Most don"t mention it, and they go on from day to day as if it hadn't happened, so people imagine a woman in this situation never really knew or loved what she had. But ask her sometime: how old would your child be now? And she’ll know.” — Barbara Kingsolver

21). “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, or touched, but are felt in the heart.” — Helen Keller

22). “A mother is never defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love that she holds in her heart.” — Franchesca Cox

23). “A miscarriage is not a failure, because a failure implies that it"s something you can control. Miscarriages are beyond our control.” — Dr. Simone Whitmore

24). “I never heard you, but I hear you. I never held you, but I feel you. I never knew you, but I love you.” — Anonymous

25). “Dreams really do come true, my sweet rainbow baby, I"ve been waiting for you.” — Anonymous

26). “You are the rainbow that adds colors to my gray skies.” — Avijeet Das

27). “The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.”  — Anonymous

28). “We do not "get over" death. We learn to carry the grief and integrate the loss in our lives. In our hearts, we carry those who have died. We grieve and we love. We remember.” by Nathalie Himmelrich

29). “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”  Yip Harburg

30). “Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.” – Anonymous

31). “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton

32). “Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beautiful. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.” — Robert Motherwell

33). "A rainbow baby is the miracle that lights your world with hope after a storm." – Anonymous

34). "May you always know, you were wished for, prayed for, and will be forever loved." – Anonymous

35). “We made a wish, and my sweet rainbow baby, you came true.” – Anonymous

36). "It’s okay to feel overwhelmed with emotions by the birth of your rainbow baby. You can feel saddened by your loss and overjoyed by your little miracle. You are allowed to feel both."  – Anonymous

37). "When I look at my rainbow baby, I know a little bit of Heaven is looking back at me." – Anonymous

38). "The dark clouds are lifting, a rainbow has appeared, and the sunshine is on its way."  – Anonymous

39). "When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean the storm never existed or that you are not still dealing with its impact. It means something beautiful has appeared amid the darkness as a sign of hope for what’s yet to come." – Anonymous

40). “No rain, no rainbows.” – Unknown 

41). "Just when you think you will never see the light again, a rainbow so beautiful and precious comes along to remind you just how bright your world can be." – Anonymous

42). "The dark skies were painted away with the colors of a rainbow." – Anonymous

43). "And then came the rainbow, and the darkness started to lift." – Anonymous

44). "It’s when a rainbow smiles that sadness is banished from the land." – Anthony T. Hincks

45). "And then God sent us a rainbow." – Anonymous

46). "Rainbows make the world a brighter place." – Anonymous

47). "A rainbow baby marks the beginnings of all things – wonder, hope, and a beautiful dream of possibilities." – Anonymous

48). "Whenever I bring clouds over the earth, the rainbow appears in the clouds." Genesis 9:14

49). "I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born." – Isaiah 66:9

50). "And so it was, that [she] having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised." – Hebrews 6:15

51). "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends." – Corinthians 13:7-8