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Children Adopted By Celebrities...
a blog by Julie Monacelli, November 11, 2013
November is National Adoption Month and I can't let the month go by without drawing attention to those celebrities that have chosen this route to build their family. Angelina Jolie may be one of the most famous celebrity adopters, but she certainly isn't the only one. While it may seem like celebrities have an easy route to adopt, many of them experienced the same heartbreak of failed placements before welcoming their forever child. The list includes families have been built with a fair mix of domestic and international adoptions, as well as interracial or multiracial placements. I was surprised by the number of single women, that have chosen to adopt, some much later in life.
I hope you enjoy the list, and perhaps find someone that surprises you!
• Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt- Actress and actor. Angelina is known for her radical prophylactic mastectomy after learning she carried the breast cancer gene. Adopted sons Maddox Chivan and Pax Thien. Adopted daughter Zahara Marley.
• Madonna- Musician. Adopted son David and daughter Mercy.
• Charlize Theron- Actress from the movie Monster. Adopted son named Jackson.
• Ewan McGregor- Actor. Adopted daughter Jamiyan.
• Kristin Davis- Actress from Sex and The City. Adopted daughter Gemma Rose.
• Meg Ryan- Actress from Sleepless in Seattle. Adopted daughter Daisy.
• Jamie Lee Curtis- Actress. Adopted daughter Annie and son Tom.
• Hugh Jackman- Actor. Adopted daughter Ava.
• Rosie O’Donnell- Actress and Talk Show Host. Adopted sons Parker Jaren and Blake Christopher. Adopted daughters Chelsea Belle and Dakota.
• Mariska Hargitay- Actress from Law & Order: SVU. Adopted daughter Amaya Josephine and son Andrew Nicolas.
• Andy Griffith- Actor. Adopted son Andrew Samuel, Jr. and adopted daughter Dixie Nan.
• Lionel Ritchie- Musician. Adopted daughter Nicole.
• Sheryl Crow- Musician. Adopted sons Wyatt Steven and Levi James.
• Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise- Actress and actor. Adopted daughter Isabella Jane and son Connor Antony.
• Sandra Bullock- Actress from Miss Congeniality and Speed. Adopted son Louis Bardo.
• Diane Keaton- Actress. Adopted daughter Dexter and son Duke.
Happy National Adoption Month!!!