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. Mary Louise Parker

The “Weeds” star adopted African-born daughter Caroline Aberash in 2007.

4. Madonna

Madonna’s adopted two children from Malawi, David Banda and Mercy James.

5. Viola Davis

Viola revealed 3 years ago that she and her husband Julius Tennon adopted a baby girl named Genesis.

6. Brangelina

Brad and Angelina have adopted three kids–Maddox, Pax and Zahara and have three biological children–Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.

7. 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!’”

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Marilyn Monroe

After being abandoned by her mother as a child, Marilyn bounced around to several foster homes.

11. 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.

12. 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.

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