1. Choosing Your Family
Adoption is a beautiful thing. People who want to be parents and either can’t or prefer to give parentless children a home are special people. There’s more than enough adopted children in the world who go on to make amazing contributions in the world. God bless the people who take them in. Check out these celebrity adoptive parents and celebrities who have been adopted.
2. Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson, the star of Top Five has joined a long line of celebs who have adopted children. According to Page Six, Dawson has adopted a 12 year-old girl. Adoption is very close to the 35 year old native New Yorker; she was adopted by her stepfather at the age of 1.
3. Nelson Mandela
After his father’s death, Nelson Mandela was adopted at the age of nine by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the acting regent of the Thembu people.
4. Mary Louise Parker
The “Weeds” star adopted African-born daughter Caroline Aberash in 2007.
5. Sandra Bullock
After Sandra was divorced from her cheating husband Jesse James, she committed to adopting her son Louis Bardo.
Madonna’s adopted two children from Malawi, David Banda and Mercy James.
7. Viola Davis
Viola revealed 3 years ago that she and her husband Julius Tennon adopted a baby girl named Genesis.
8. Charlize Theron
Charlize adopted an African baby boy named Jackson in 2012.
Brad and Angelina have adopted three kids–Maddox, Pax and Zahara and have three biological children–Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.
10. Rachel Crow
Rachel wowed us all on “The X Factor” when she was only 13 -years-old. Apparently her White adoptive family wowed the world too! In an interview once, she said, “It is crazy because everybody is like, ‘she is not your real mom.’ And I am like, ‘yeah, she is!’”
11. Connor & Tom Cruise
During a news conference for his role in “Red Dawn,” Connor Cruise, the 17-year-old son of Tom Cruise, learned for the first time that he was actually adopted. An entertainment reporter for the St. Louis Gazette, accidentally revealed the adoption secret, when he asked Connor if taking a look at the original “Red Dawn” before shooting the remake, made him want to take a look at his real parents.
12. Lionel & Nicole Richie
Nicole went to live with Lionel and his wife Brenda when she was three-years-old because her birth parents could no longer take care of her. Six years later, they adopted her.
Even though she was born in Chile, Snooki was adopted as a 6-month-old by her Italian parents.
14. Marilyn Monroe
After being abandoned by her mother as a child, Marilyn bounced around to several foster homes.
15. Jamie Foxx
Jamie’s mother (who was also adopted) lived with his grandparents for his entire life.
16. Eartha Kitt
Eartha is sadly the result of a rape. Her family also disowned her because of the lighter color of her skin. She spent most of her life living with a family that wasn’t her own.
17. Steve Jobs
Jobs’ birth mother Joanne Schieble’s parents disproved of her relationship with his father, Abdulfattah Jandali. Schieble gave birth to Steve, but Paul and Clara Jobs adopted him.
18. Reverend Jesse Jackson
Jackson’s mother’s second husband adopted him when he was 16.
19. Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton was born to a single/widowed mother and was sent to live with his grandparents as a child and they adopted him.