Famous Adoptive Parents and Their Children in The World

By Jake Schroeder
Famous Adoptive Parents and Their Children in The World
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The more children you have, the more happiness your family is. So, with the aim to expand the family or simply want to have “more smile”, celebrities often have adoption. Children always need love and care to grow up. These celebrities are those who can bring the best to them.
Besides having biological children, many and many celebrities start their family by having adoption. Who are the loveliness adoptive parents and how they pass their adoption journey? Let take a look to find interesting answers now! 

Lionel Richie

Nicole Richie is a lovely adopted daughter of Lionel Richie and Brenda. This well- known singer and his first wife allowed this cute girl to their family when she was 4 years old. After 5 years, the adoption becomes official.

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With the wonderful love of Richie's family, Nicole has grown up perfectly. She easily adapted to the new environment and live happily with the Richie family. Nicole is a superstar and a famous fashion designer now with many successes. She also married Joel Madden- the lead man in Good Charlotte. 

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband not only adopted one child but also adopted two lovely children. The first one who was born in 1986 is an adorable girl - Annie. The last one who was born in 1996 is a boy - Thomas. Both of them live together with the Curtis family at the age of four.

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After adopting these children, her writing career becomes very successful. She wrote many amazing books for children, including Is There A Human Race and Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day, so on. All of these books are inspired by her children a lot.

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels is a well-known reality TV star and a fitness powerhouse. She and her husband- Heidi Rhoades went to many places to find a “cute member” for their family. When they went to Haiti, they adopted a little girl- Lukensia. Lukens came to live in Michaels's family after two days her son Phoenix was born.

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This happy family has a joyful living with many interesting activities. They have appeared on many TV shows with delighted acclaims. Although they broke up then, they still take care of Lukensia and always give good things to her.

Nia Vardalos

My Big Fat Greek Wedding brought many fans to Nia Vardalos. After being famous, she and her husband - Ian Gomez don’t be shy to talk about their infertility. As if all their efforts to have a child is nothing. So, they try to adopt three years- old girl.

Nia Vardalos
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We can see that Nia Vardalos is a strong woman who has a vehement aim to become a mother. With the big love and belief, she has acted very well in the role of a mother. In the National Adoption Day, Nia Vardalos has inspired many other mothers and parents in the journey of having a child. 

Edie Falco

Being a single mother isn’t easy, but Edie Falco - a famous actress has done well with two adopted children. She has first adopted her son- Anderson in 2005. After three years, Edie continues to adopt a little girl - Macy.

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Edie has received many good comments from netizens for these beautiful actions. Both their children and Edie are always open-minded about that issue. She has taken care of her boy and girl very well. They are a very happy family now and inspire for many single mothers all over the world.

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow is not only a well- known singer and songwriter but also a strong single mother. She has lived very happily with her adopted sons. Her first son - Wyatt was adopted in 2007.  Three years later, Levi - another adopted son came into her home.

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Although Crow stated openly about her adoption story, Wyatt is still a secret to media. To have a healthy and safe life for her family, they lived 30 miles outside of Nashville.  Their house also near her parents' house in Missouri. Crow always tries to bring happy and good things to her sons. 

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan is a famous actress and has an unhappy marriage with her husband Dennis Quaid. Ryan and her ex-husband have a biological child. Moreover, she also has one adopted daughter. This daughter is a little girl from China.

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Ryan had to wait a long time to apply and wait for her daughter. In January 2016, she was allowed to bring this little girl home. She is very joyful when she heard that announcement.  Daisy is the name Ryan made for her daughter and she was two years old when she comes to Ryan's family. Although Ryan is a single mother now, she and her children still have a delightful family.

Hoda Kotb

Not many people know that Hoda Kotb is a single mother. She married to Burzis Kanga - a tennis coach, but they don’t have any children. A special event that comes to Kotb is the adoption of Haley Joy- a little girl. Her daughter was born on Valentine’s Day in 2017.

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After the unhappy chain of living activities, she is a single mother. Then, she has adopted the second daughter- Hope Catherine. She has recently engaged to her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman. All of them are living very happy.

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett is known as a famous country singer. Thomas and his wife- Lauren Akins adopted an Africa daughter. At the time waiting this little girl, they realized that Lauren has pregnant with the second child.

Thomas Rhett
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Thomas and his wife shared a lot of joy when becoming a parent. This little family is still very happy now. They also want to have another child in recent years. And recently, they announced that Lauren is pregnant again.

Julie Andrews

Mary Poppins has brought much fame to the actress Julie Andrews. She and her first husband have three children together. One of them is Emma Walton, their biological daughter. The other ones are two adopted children.

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Their two adopted daughters were from Vietnam. Julie adopted these girls in the 1970s. Amy Leigh was their first adopted daughter and she was just two months old at that time. Joanna Lynne was their second adopted daughter.  They are living very happy now!

Steven Spielberg

Well, known director Steven Spielberg has a “big family” with seven members. He and his wife Kate Capshaw are taking care of two adopted children and the five one. These five children are their biological children together and also from a previous marriage.

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Steven’s wife used to have an adopted son and an adopted daughter before married. Spielberg also has a son- Max with his first wife. Capshaw and Spielberg have three children together. Don’t stop at that, they also adopted a daughter- Mikela in 1996.  

Hugh Jackman

Famous actor Hugh Jackman is known as the lovely father. After many times he and his wife attempt to have a child, they decided to have adoption together. They complete their family with two adopted children. 
 

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Jackman and his wife adopted their son, Oscar and their cute daughter, Ava. Their story love is also impressive. He said that the first time he met his wife in Australia in 1995, he has fallen in love with her. One year later, their marriage appeared happily. Their marriage has been long for 20 years. The day their daughter was welcomed to their home, Oscar was just 5 years old.

Kristin Davis

Charlotte in Sex and the City has brought much fame to Kristin Davis. Moreover, she has been famous for her story life. She is a strong single mother with two children. Both of them are adopted, children. They are a handsome boy and a lovely girl.

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Kristin first became a mother when she was 46 years old. Her daughter, Gemma Rose, came to live with her in 2011. Seven years later, she decided to adopt her son. Davis may suffer many fears and difficulties in being a single mother. She may make a big effort to raise them successfully. Not only that, but she also cares about the issue of raising black children.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Not many women thought about having adoption. But, as a strong woman like Michelle Pfeiffer, she did that. She has adopted her daughter Claudia Rose. After that, she met her destiny, David E. Kelly, who was a famous producer of Ally McBeal and The Practice.

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In 1993, their marriage occurred with many joys. Moreover, Pfeiffer also can welcome her daughter to their home the same year. Claudia Rose, another adopted daughter also comes to live with this couple. One year later, Pfeiffer and her husband welcome their first biological son.

Madonna

Madonna is known as an American pop icon. Besides that, she is a big mother with four adopted children and two biological children. Lourdes Leon and Rocco Ritchie are the name of her two biological children. Madonna adopted all of her four children from Malawi. She said that her adoption journey is first started with two lovely children named David Banda and Mercy James.

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She adopted David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009. The other children are two twin girls. Madonna adopted them from Malawi, too in 2017. They are named Stelle and Estere and are the youngest children.  At the age of 58, The Pop icon has her birthday with a blended family with six members.  

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is known as a famous Oscar-winning actress. She was the mother of two lovely adopted children.  Louis is her first adopted son and he was adopted in 2010. In 2012, Bullock adopted her daughter, Laila with the suggestion of her son. She has shared with the public about the challenges she has to suffer in the process adoption.

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When Bullock adopted Laila, there are many things she has to struggle with. Because Laila suffered from some bad stress and this little girl has a long tie to recover. So, it took a long time for Bullock to adopt Laila. This Oscar actress also shared with media that she doesn't want to be disturbed about privacy. She just wants a safe and happy life with her family.

Mariska Hargitay

The Law & Order: SVU has brought much fame to star Mariska Hargitay. She and her husband, Peter Herman have three children together. The pair had a cute biological son, August. Hargitay received this good news when she was 42 years old.

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The actress said to the public that because of her, it's very hard for her to have pregnant. Moreover, with the dream to have a big family, she and her husband decided to have adoption. The pair welcomed their daughter, Amaya Josephine to their family when their son was five. Not long after that, they announced that a baby boy who had just been born and needed a family. They go to the decision to take care of that boy.  Andrew Nicolas is their second son and he is that lucky baby.

Mary- Louise Parker

Famous actress Mary-Louise Parker decided to adopt her daughter, Caroline, in 2007. This little girl was from Africa. Mary also has a biological son at that time. She has suffered a single mother living with her children. Parker also has a son with the actor, Billy Crudup. However, the couple doesn’t live together before their son’s born in 2004. 

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Parker used to look for adoption from many places. She also found a child in Vietnam, but when she met a little girl from Ethiopia, she never wants to miss this opportunity. Moreover, she is a mom with many loves. She has raised her two young children so well. With a good mother like Parker, her children will grow up in the best environment.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is a well-known Oscar-winning actress. She and her husband, Julius Tennon, first become the parent with their first adopted baby girl in 2011. Their daughter, Genesis, is their only child together. Moreover, Davis also takes care to Tennon’s children from previous marriages. She is a great stepmom.

Viola Davis
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She has been educated in a good family, so, she is open about the adoption. With her, becoming a parent is the most important and scarce thing in the world. The pair was also delightful to get on a home by having adoption. They adopted children from the United States. Moreover, they also welcome a new baby to their family.

Sharon Stone

Actress Sharon Stone may be the strongest woman ever. She never had an easy journey to become a mother. Sharon has suffered a single mother’s life with three adopted sons. This talented actress has faced too many difficulties. They are painful miscarriages, an unhappy marriage, and a custody battle.
 

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After trying anyways to be in a carriage, Stone and her husband Phil Bronstein decided to have adoption. They adopted a cute boy named Roan Joseph, in 2000. Then, after their divorce, this strong mother continues to adopt two more children.  Laird and Quinn are her new two sons. Both of them were infants when she adopted them.  Stone welcome Laird to her family in 2005 and Quinn came to live with her in 2006.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise are known as the famous adoptive parents. The couple had a beautiful relationship at the age of 20s. Being a parent is an all-new couple wants. However, on the journey starting family, they unluckily suffered two painful miscarriages. They may very sad after that.

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Kidman and Cruise decided to turn to adopted. They first adopted their son, Connor. Not long after that, they adopted their lovely daughter, Isabella. In 2001, The pair divorced and both have their relationship with new people.  They also have biological daughters with their new partners. Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban has two daughters. Cruise and his ex-wife, Katie Holmes also have one daughter.

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are known as a lovely couple in Hollywood. After their marriage, the couple decided to start their family by adopting. Heigl has an adopted sister and she has learned too much about the adoption from her.

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley
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This pair adopted their two lovely daughters. The first one is Naleigh from South Korea; she was just 10 months old when she was adopted. Another one is Adelaide from the United States. They adopted this girl after a short time marrying in 2007. In 2016, they had good news with their first biological child. At the end of 2016, their two adopted children had a baby brother, Joshua Jr.

Diane Keaton

Being a single mother and turning to adoption is never shy to Diane Keaton. She started her dream journey by adopting Duke, her lovely daughter in 1996. This is the first time she becomes the mother. After that, she adopted her second son, Dexter.

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Keaton is a unique woman so she never is shy to the public the aim of starting a family. Besides that, she also has a great career without any entangling in marriage. She stated to the media that she was always happy to begin a new relationship. However, with her, motherhood and her career are all things she put on the top. 

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor is a well-known Scottish actor. He and his ex-wife, Eve Mavrakis had a relationship and married in 1995. They have four children together. They are two biological children and two adopted children. Not only that, but the couple also has good news of having another daughter, Clara, was born. Their daughter Esther also was born after six years.

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To become “a big family with lots of people”, the couple has adoption in 2006.  A 4-year-old child named Jamyang is their first adopted child and be the first step in expanding their family.  In 2011, Anouk, another daughter from Mongolia, also was welcomed to their family.

Denise Richards

Denise Richards and her husband, Charlie Sheen has two biological daughters together. They are Sam and Lola Rose. This couple just lived happily for a short time. They are divorced after a public "say goodbye".

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Richards has shared that she wanted more children, especially after this ending marriage. Although she is a single mother at that time, she still wants to raise other children. She decided to have adoption in 2011. This is an adopted daughter, Eloise. Richards married again in 2019. Aaron Phypers is her husband and he also started to raise Eloise together with Richards. 

Connie Britton

Connie Britton used to suffer a long journey of becoming a mother. This famous actress has a three years journey before she found the love of her life. Her love is Eyob, an adorable adopted son. This little boy was just 9 years old and lived in Ethiopia when he was adopted.

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When Britton’s father passed in 2008, she has suffered a big shock. Then, she decided to stop waiting for marriage and try to start a relationship. To make the dream of being a mom comes true, she tried to have adoption. Now she lives very happily with her choice.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

You’ve known that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are celebrities and adoptive parents. This couple adopted and raised many adopted children. Maddox is her first adopted son who was from Cambodia in 2002. At that time, Jolie was just a single mother.  In 2003, she adopted the second son named Pax in Vietnam. Two years later, her daughter Zahara is adopted.

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Pitt- Jolie has raised three adopted children together. Moreover, they also have three biological children. Shiloh is one of them, this cute girl was born in 2006. In 2008, the twins Knox and Vivienne were born. They used to live very happily but now this couple is broken up.

Calista Flockhart

Every woman in the world always dreams of becoming a mother. Calista Flockhart is not an exception. She decided to adopt to start a family. Flockhart began her journey by adopting Liam, a cute boy. A special event occurs to her is that she met her husband at the time raising Liam.

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Flockhart started a relationship with Harrison Ford in 2002. Before the marriage with Flockhart, Ford already had four biological children. Liam lived together and be raised by them since that time. This couple married in 2010. This wedding is the first marriage of Flockhart but the third marriage for Ford.

Cate Blanchett

The well-known actress Cate Blanchett not only succeeds in her career but she also succeeds in the role of a mom. We can say that she wasn’t new to motherhood.  Besides raising an only child, she also adopted four children. Her husband, Andrew Upton and she decided to adopt daughter Edith Vivian Patricia in 2015.

Cate Blanchett
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The actress said to media she and her husband had talked about this issue a lot of times. Their adopted daughter came to live with this couple and their three sons. Blanchett’s first son is Dashiell, who was 14 years old. The second son is Roman, who was 11, and the last one is Ignatius, who was 8. This well-known mother many be busy with this "big family". However, she is a great and cool mother.

Charlize Theron

Famous actress Charlize Theron always wants to adopt a child as the first step in starting a family. She doesn't hesitate to share this happy feeling. South Africa is her home town and she has been affected a lot from that place. Each time watching orphans and children living poorly, Theron can’t stand. She had a dream that one day she could bring a happy home for these needy children.

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2012 is the remarkable year that marks her starting family with her adopted son. She also welcomes her adopted daughter three years later. In the past, Theron has told many times that adoption was sacred and crucial. And being a single mother is not as much difficult as many people thought.