", The former "Biggest Loser" star adopted her daughter Lukensia in May 2012, the same month her fiancée Heidi Rhoades gave birth to their son Phoenix. Bullock adopted both Louis and Laila from the Louisiana foster care system. When they are from another race and foreign land, that mystery, that gift, is so full...They are not entering your world, you are entering each other’s worlds. "The need was obviously mixed race children. The private actress announced that she had adopted daughter Edith with a succinct statement: "The Upton family [Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton] have adopted a baby girl. It was difficult, obviously particularly on Deb. Her three boys presented her with the Mother of the Year Award from the Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies in May 2017. McDormand and Coen adopted their son Pedro from Paraguay in 1995 when he was 6 months old. She told People that "adopting my boys — that's just been the biggest everlasting event that has informed everything. ", "It was like, where's the need?" "Motherhood didn't come easily, but it came lovingly to me by angels. She is the daughter I should have," she told Redbook, adding, "I never felt like I was on a rescue mission or anything like that. He grew up in an African-American neighborhood, and his grandmother had the greatest influence on him. That’s given him an incredible drive for trying to make people's lives better," Greg told Daily Mail's Weekend magazine. Culpepper was placed into foster care with a family of 15 older siblings as an infant. Thompson also has a biological daughter named Gaia, but struggled with IVF after her birth, before "adopting" Tindy. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it's my job to love them.". The family invited him to join them for Christmas and he slowly became a part of the family. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. And so after my divorce I felt like, 'Oh well, I'm sure I'll soon enough get remarried and have my family [grow],' and that wasn't in the cards at the time, so I decided to expand my family on my own," she told People. Then, just for fun, I googled some other positive quotes by a few other celebrities who have adopted: (I reviewed Jamie Lee Curtis's children's book about adoption here .) Soon-Yi Previn The scandal that erupted when Woody Allen took nude photos of actress Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, tarnished his reputation. Adoption details: Naleigh, born November 23, 2008, in South Korea, was adopted by Heigl and her husband, musician Josh Kelley, in September 2009. They adopted Isabella Jane (born in December 1992) and Connor Anthony (born in January 1995). When he … ", When Davis was on the cover of InStyle Magazine in 2015, she shared that she "always tell(s) Genesis she was born from my heart, not my belly.". She continued to spread the love and expanded her family in 2015 by adopting a daughter named Laila from the Louisiana foster care system. Theron adopted her first child, Jackson, from her native South Africa in March 2012. 10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Adopted. I said, 'While you are having the difficulty, the kid is sitting out here in limbo so I'll tell you what I'll do, just put the kid in my house until the tour is over with and then we will sort this out later,'" Lionel told Piers Morgan. Thompson shared that she met Agaba (whom she calls Tindy) when he was 16, at a Refugee Council event. Michelle and David are also parents to a biological son named John. On Oct. 30, the Hallmark star and her husband Jason Wayne welcomed their second son by adoption through the foster care system. Three years later, she adopted her daughter August from America. Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness decided to adopt after dealing with several miscarriages and IVF. The two didn't have any children together biologically, but both had children from previous marriages. I remember saying to her, 'We were always going to adopt — let's just adopt now,'" Hugh told Jess Cagle. ", Ryan adopted her daughter Daisy in 2006, five years after separating from her husband Dennis Quaid, with whom she has a biological son. Melissa Gilbert was adopted after one day of birth by actor and comedian Paul Gilbert, ultimately helping her land the role of Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie. 10. Theron revealed, "I always knew I would adopt. Sia told SiriusXM that her boys were "both finding [quarantine] pretty difficult, one more so than the other." She shared in 2017 that "he, from the beginning, just inherently has had such an open and curious heart and love of life.". And, chances are, some very special people will come out of that group. And then, when we did it again, it was similarly irrational," Ty told Stuff. She also has a biological daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, whom she had with Carlos Leon, and biological son Rocco Ritchie, whom she had with ex-husband Guy Ritchie. Meg also has a son named Jack that she shares with Dennis. Sarah McLachlan is a singer and songwriter who was also adopted when she was young. Superstar singer Seal slept in a subway to escape an abusive father. Just do it,'" Madonna told People. It's just about like the most completely humbling experience that I've ever had. They were both 18—they’re both 19 years old now. Our mom is a f------ SP." In 2005, she adopted daughter Zahara from Ethiopia and in 2007, she welcomed son Pax from Vietnam alongside her then-partner Brad Pitt. Bella and Connor, practicing Scientologists, chose to live with their father after the divorce. She told People, "Sometimes I would just close my eyes and just think, 'Why isn't my kitchen filled with dancing children?' "I actually adopted two sons last year. She responded, "I'm grateful my kids chose me, I am a lucky mom. He added, "So it took about maybe a year for me to just fall in love and she was a little button. Meg Ryan adopted her daughter Daisy from China in 2006, just after separating from her ex Dennis Quaid. [Success] would be meaningless without anyone to share it with. Three years later, she also welcomed her son Levi via adoption. Simone — the most decorated American gymnast ever, with a total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals — was adopted by her maternal grandfather and his wife, after they learned she and her siblings were in foster care. Five years later, in 2001, she adopted her son Duke. Eight years later, she adopted twins Stella and Estere from the same country. ... celebrities and well-known iconic figures that were in foster care as a child. Andrews and her husband adopted their daughters Amy and Joanna when they were just 2 and 5 months old, respectively. We feel like it's all part of the plan...We feel more than blessed," Lauren told People. In 2018, Davis adopted another baby, this time a son named Wilson. In 2009, Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh adopted their little girl Naleigh from South Korea and three years later, domestically adopted her sister Adelaide. Kidman told Vanity Fair in 2019, "They are adults. 7 celebrities who adopted pets. "I knew the mother and I knew the father and, of course, they were having difficulties with their relationship. In 2019, she appeared on Red Table Talk and spoke about adopting Black children. The couple fell in love with the little girl and officially adopted her when she was nine. Stone first adopted her son Roan with then-husband Phil Bronstein, and when the two called it quits in 2004, they engaged in a lengthy custody battle (Bronstein won primary custody). Families come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. But happily, the "Today" anchor announced she adopted a daughter in February 2017. My sister Meg is Korean, and my parents adopted her three years before I was born. Cassidy spent her early years in the Texas foster care system (over 2,000 days in care!). "It's funny to me how we tried so hard and then we didn't try at all and it happened! When Foxx was seven months old, his parents divorced and his … Celebrities who started life in Foster Care Fostering and adoptive care plays a vital role in shaping the lives of young people around the world. A Michigan native, actor Keegan-Michael Key was adopted at a young age by two social workers and raised in Detroit. I thought, 'What am I waiting for? I'm such an open book that I forget not everybody is...I instantly realised I can't talk about my children's private life. Celebs including Sia, Denise Richards and Viola Davis have all chosen to adopt and their children seem to be thriving in their new homes! But many other familiar faces have welcomed adopted kids into their homes, like Jamie Lee Curtis, Sandra Bullock, and Hoda Kotb. "Adoption is not for the faint of heart," Hargitay said, revealing that they had been chosen to adopt a baby, and even witnessed the child's birth before the birth mother changed her mind. ", Flockhart adopted her son Liam in 2001. Angelina Jolie. Madonna adopted her first child David from Malawi in 2006 with her then-husband Guy Ritchie. Monroe's mother struggled with mental illness, and her father was unknown, leaving her to bounce around between foster care and orphanages until the age of 11. Heigl spoke with Scholastic News, saying, " I always knew I wanted to adopt." The couple tied the knot in 2010, when Liam was 9 years old. She is the daughter I should have.". Sia Reveals She's a Grandmother, Opens Up About Adopting Two Black Sons From 'Corrupt' Foster Care System. When she announced the adoption of her daughter, Laila, she described her family as "blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding.". The couple had always been interested in adoption, thanks to Lauren's work with non-profit 147 Million Orphans, so they took their struggle as a sign. This led to the couple welcoming their children - Oscar in 2000 and Ava in 2005. "The adoption process was already in motion when he and I met. View Story. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to her biological mother, Judy James. Later that year it was rumored that Pitt planned on adopting both children, and in 2006, … They were ageing out of the foster care system. We are so compatible.". Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline have two biological children but in 2014, the couple also took in their nieces and nephew after their parents passed away. "Josh and I started talking about it before we were even engaged. Because you get to do something you didn't think you had a shot at," Hoda told People. Jolie adopted Zahara from Ethopia in 2005. Lionel Richie and his then-wife Brenda Harvey-Richie welcomed their daughter Nicole into their home at age three when her biological family was experiencing hardships. Adopted Child. Marilyn Monroe, Tiffany Haddish, and Greg Louganis are just three examples of celebrities who found themselves in foster care as children, but there … "There are so many ways to mother rather than to carry a child in your body. Radio Presenter Pandora Christie Kris Akabusi CEO, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. Keaton, who has never been married, adopted her daughter Dexter in 1996, when she was 50. "When you're a mom late in life, you realize the gift it is. Get Toofab breaking news sent right to your browser! Madonna is also mom to daughter Lourdes from her relationship with Carlos Leon and son Rocoo from her relationship with Guy. The couple said that welcoming the young adults into their family was never even a question. "He's a remarkable boy. Even though she was still married to Billy Bob Thornton, she filed for adoption as a single parent and the couple later split. The "Friday Night Lights" actress shared that she decided to adopt after her father died. Obviously, he really rose to the occasion," Michelle told Good Housekeeping. Ray Liotta was born and adopted at 6-months-old in Newark, New Jersey by Mary and Alfrecd Liotta. The adoption process was long — she announced she was pursuing adoption in 2010, two years before she was finally able to welcome Lukensia home. When Culpepper’s birth mother was released from prison, she petitioned to gain custody of the then-five-year-old, but Culpepper asked to remain with his foster mother, Emma. Hoda Kotb decided to adopt her little girls after her fight with breast cancer left her unable to have children. We just did that," Caroline said in an interview with Robin Roberts. Curtis and Guests' first child, Annie, was adopted by the pair in 1986. Her mother gave her up for adoption, where she was raised by the parents who adopted her, Jack and Dorice McLachlan. Some parents even travel across the globe to find the missing piece that completes their families. ", The "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star opened up about the adoption of her daughter in a column for the Huffington Post in 2009. Connor, 25, and Isabella, 27, were adopted by Kidman and Cruise before their 2001 divorce, as toddlers. In May, the "Chandelier" singer revealed that back in 2019, she adopted two teenage boys who were about to age out of the foster care system. We're a happy and lucky family. Steve Jobs. Who is the most famous person who grew up in foster care? Just do it.'". "I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time...My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding. And of course by that time I was Dad...and that's when I said, 'Let's adopt her.'". Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren adopted their daughter Willa from Uganda in 2017. When we got off in New York, we were crying that we were going to have a kid, so it was unplanned. In 2002, Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox, from Cambodia with her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton. At Time Out Fostering we pride ourselves on the training and support we give to enable foster carers to make a positive impact on the life of a child (or children) in their care. She met Ford in January 2002, and they've been together ever since. I have my natural-born daughter and Blake's two children, and then we adopted two children … can you imagine the hodge-podge? All four of Madonna's adopted kids were born in Malawi, Africa. After their split, Madonna returned to Malawi in 2009 to adopt her daughter Mercy. In 2011, Denise Richards adopted her little girl Eloise, named after her late mother, as a single parent. Angelina Jolie is … ", Davis announced she had become a mom during an acceptance speech in 2011, when she thanked her husband and "our new baby Genesis. I just really wanted a baby; I was on a mission to connect with somebody, and Daisy and I got to meet each other in this way at this time. They began the adoption process after struggling to get pregnant for a "good chunk of time." The unexpected part was certainly true, and the joy part is also true.". Though Ford has four adult children of his own, he officially adopted Liam as well. I feel so blessed.". Just like her "Sex and the City" character Charlotte, Davis adopted a daughter in 2011. She adopted her first son, Maddox, from Cambodia in 2002. I am grateful every day,” Angelina told Vogue India. So many children need parents, and so many of us want to mother. “I actually adopted two sons last year. "All adopted children come with a beautiful mystery of a world that is meeting yours. You know, it was never something that he and I had to sit down and talk about. After the birth of their biological son August, the couple decided to adopt. But just months after starting the adoption process, they found out they were also expecting! Aimed at bringing about lasting change, adoption is a major issue in the world of parenting – for social workers, other professionals, and of course the individuals whose lives it affects. There's so many children that need a home. Check out these famous fams who have chosen to adopt! They had been trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully, so Akins thought that perhaps they weren't meant to have biological children — so they began trying to adopt Willa. 'Should we take this on?' In Leah Remini's tell-all book about Scientology, she shared that when asked if she spoke to her mother, Isabella said, "Not if I have a choice. Although there may be certain stereotypes surrounding youth in foster care, the truth is that foster children are just like any other child. Steve Jobs was one of the most successful businessmen to ever live. I wasn't expecting it at all. An uber-talented actor and versatile performer, Jamie Foxx has starred on the big screen as everyone from Ray Charles to Django, the snappy-dressing gun-toting hero of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film. Emma and Greg also have a biological daughter named Gaia. According to Curtis, "with Annie, I had sought her out. No further details will be provided. They're really doing a lot of educational stuff that's good for them.". he said. Sia adopted two 19-year-old boys who were ageing out of the foster system. The couple began a year-long adoption process after they visited Uganda and met their future daughter. They knew that the window for them to adopt Willa was closing, so Akins flew out to Uganda during her third trimester in order to secure their daughter. 5. The couple were able to take Willa home just a few months before welcoming her sister Ada. In addition to their biological children Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne, Pitt and Jolie adopted Maddox, Pax, and Zahara from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Ethiopia, respectively. She made the decision after the passing of her father, which pushed her to move forward with her application, and her involvement with the African Children's Choir and Worldwide Orphans. ", Blanchett shared that she had wanted to adopt after the birth of her first son in 2002, saying, "I felt we had space, enough emotional room in our hearts, and we're privileged enough to have the capacity to have another child, so it wasn't about biology.". The couple's second daughter Adelaide was domestically adopted in 2012. Shutterstock. Jolie said of her adopted kids, "They're the greatest little people I've ever met, and they give me so much joy.". Keegan-Michael Key. And that was it. "It was such a wonderful moment of completion. Plenty of famous families have welcomed children into their lives through adoption, whether it's due to infertility, the hope of helping someone in need, or simply the desire to expand their brood. Thompson invited him to stay for Christmas, and he's been a part of the family ever since. "It was not easy. Keaton said of motherhood: "Motherhood has completely changed me. "The Blind Side" actress revealed that she kept her second adoption a secret to prove that she could provide a normal home environment for her kids. © 2020 EHM Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Two years later, she adopted a little girl named Laila, but kept the whole process very personal. Curtis revealed in an interview that the reason she adopted her kids was due to infertility. That's a family," Sandra told People. Famously, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (until their divorce) were the gold standard of blended families: six kids from four different countries; four adopted and three biological. Families come in all shapes and sizes -- and from all around the world! In 2012 she featured on the Channel 5 documentary ‘Growing up in care’ where she wanted to ‘show people that growing up in care doesn’t mean you can’t have a future’. Sandra Bullock adopted her son Louis amidst her divorce from Jesse James, and five years later adopted daughter Laila. When speaking about the adoption, Ryan said, "I am convinced, completely convinced that there was nothing random about [the adoption]. I'm not saying I wouldn't have realized it when I was younger but trust me, when you're a new mom for the first time at 52, you get on your knees and say thank you. Angelina Jolie is perhaps one of the most well known celebrities to have expanded her family through adoption. 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He’s had more misery than hopefully any of us will have to put up with. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. I was just grinning from ear to ear...He's charming and charismatic, and his laugh is pure joy," Connie said of bringing him home. I think that's important," she told Women's Health magazine. So when she came, he and I had only been together for about two months....But I really got to see him in a situation that certainly would separate the boys from the men. Michelle Pfeiffer adopted her daughter Claudia in 1993, around the time that she met her now-husband David E. Kelly. (Michaels and Rhoades have since split.). When she was 14 she was adopted by the Whitbread family who she says ‘gave her a future’. "She was a very whole person. Connie Britton adopted her son Yoby from Ethiopia after a three year process. Curtis wrote a children's book in 1996, "Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born," a story designed for adopted kids. In 2014, Rosario Dawson adopted her daughter Isabella when she was 11-years-old and credits the lack of technology between the duo to their close bond. That's not my news to share and I'm just learning because I'm just learning to be a mum.". While several families expressed interest in adopting her, her mother wouldn't sign the papers. In June the popstar dropped the bombshell that she had become a grandma after … Heigl and Kelley also have a biological son, Joshua. Akins gave birth to their third daughter, Lennon, in February 2020. Always.". She was a special needs baby — she had a congenital heart defect that had to be fixed with open-heart surgery. "In a weird way, it wasn't planned, it's a weird thing how adoptions can sometimes be as irrational as regular birth...My wife Holly and I were on an airplane on a flight from LA to New York and when we got on the flight we had intended to never have kids. He has a sister, Linda, that is also adopted. SP stands for "Suppressive Person," which is someone who tries to block all the good in the world, according to Scientology's website. Kidman also has two biological daughters with husband Keith Urban: Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith Margaret, 9. "Sometimes I would just close my eyes and just think, 'Why isn't my kitchen filled with dancing children?' He shared in an interview with Piers Morgan that it didn't take long for him to consider Nicole part of the family, saying, "So it took about maybe a year for me to just fall in love and she was a little button, and of course by that time I was 'Dad.'". Fatima went on to become a world champion and world record holder. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. And of course, it's always worth the journey. Richie also has two biological children: Sofia Richie and Miles Brockman Richie. The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star also shares daughters Lola and Sam with ex Charlie Sheen. Ty Burrell and his wife Holly adopted their daughter Frances in 2010, and in 2012, they added her sister Greta to the family. When the two decided to adopt, they chose two mixed-race babies, calling it "a no-brainer. "Adoption was the only way for us to have a family," she said. I am very blessed to have been allowed to be their mom. Whether their families consist solely of adopted children or are a blend of biological and adopted kids, keep scrolling to see which 27 celebs chose to adopt. She later noted that she didn't plan on sharing any more about her son's lives, telling the Kyle & Jackie O Show, "I've only had them for a year. Thankfully, soon after Hargitay and Hermann were chosen to adopt their daughter Amaya, and six months later adopted son Andrew. Yeah, and I love them," she shared on SiriusXM’s Hits 1. Marilyn Monroe tops our list. They are able to make their own decisions. Five years later, Sharon decided to expand her family as a single parent by adopting her son Laird and then in 2006, adopting her son Quinn. In 2010, Crow adopted her second son, Levi, when he was just 5 weeks old. Heigl and Kelley adopted Naleigh in 2009 from South Korea. I didn't think it would happen so early but it did," Nicole told Vanity Fair. ... was a “foster failure”. Having this wish come true is even more gratifying than I ever had imagined. "I felt like I wasn't done having children, and I've always wanted to have a large family. Sia recently revealed that she adopted two boys in 2019, who were about to leave the foster care system. "I always tell her she was born from my heart, not my belly," Viola Davis said about her adopted daughter. Thankfully, they were able to bring Willa home in May 2017 before welcoming second daughter Ada in August. Others celebs like Seal and Kerry Katona also found themselves becoming ward's of the state after their complicated home lives resulted in them being removed from their families. Eight years later, she brought home twin daughters Stella and Estere. Lionel took Nicole in when she was only 4, as her parents, friends of his, were experiencing personal and financial difficulties. Although Woody Allen was not Soon-Yi’s adopted father (her father was composer/ conductor Andre Previn), many people believed his relationship with the then-teenage girl was inappropriate and morally suspect. In 2011, Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon adopted their daughter Genesis, which she revealed during an acceptance speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood gala. That is the credo we stand for," she said while accepting the Mother of the Year Award from the Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies. After dealing with breast cancer and fearing she wouldn't be able to have children naturally,  Sheryl Crow adopted her son Wyatt. Victoria Rowell was also raised in foster care. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Coronavirus updates: Stimulus money on the way; Colorado may have another case of new strain; UK authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, A congressional waiver is the biggest hurdle for Biden's defense pick. Marilyn Monroe grew up with foster parents, family friends, and various aunts and uncles as a ward of the state. She released the song "Lullaby for Wyatt" in 2009. Because you get to do something you didn't think you had a shot at.". She added, "But they're both doing things that are really good for them right now, that are really helpful. "I am convinced, completely convinced that there was nothing random about [the adoption]. I wanted my own family to resemble the one I came from, so I always knew I wanted to adopt from Korea," Katherine told Scholastic. Jamie Foxx, a famous American actor, was born in Texas into the family of Louise Dixon and Darrell Bishop. Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise informally adopted a 16-year-old Rwandan refugee and former child soldier named Tindyebwa in 2003 after meeting him at a refugee council event. Sia has also been open about how she adopted her sons when they were due to leave foster care. "Because my children are African American, I feel like it is my duty and my job to do as much research, as much work, build as many bridges as possible, because you are their community, and that is key, and that is so important," she said. Sharon Stone adopted her son Roan with her then-husband Phil Bronstein back in 2000. Crow announced in 2007 that she adopted 2-week-old Wyatt, named after her father. I have no idea how our son came to us ... a set of circumstances occurred, all of which were celestial.". When Ford was asked if his son was an "unexpected joy," he responded, "Yes. She picked Ethiopia because of her work with the African Children's Choir and Worldwide Orphans. Hollywood sweetheart Marilyn Monroe was bounced from foster home to foster home over the years, before getting married when she was just 16 years old. Luke's sister Kelly had unexpectedly passed in 2007 and her husband Ben died seven years later. But, in a surprising turn of events, while Rhett and Akins were finalizing the adoption, they found out they were also expecting a biological baby. Bullock adopted both Louis and Laila from the Louisiana foster care system . Kotb beat breast cancer in 2007, though her fight left her unable to have kids. There's so many children that need a home. 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