Celebrities We Love And Their Most Beloved Adopted Children

There’s a saying that you don’t get to choose the family you’re born into. However, in some special cases, parents do get to choose the child they foster into a loving and caring family environment. Contrary to archaic beliefs that adopted children are less likely to find happiness in their new families, a study made by Child Trend over a pool of two thousand families in the US, 85% of adopted children are in good health and 82% adopted children aged 6 or older show no signs of negative social behavior. Surely, these loving parents have done some good in raising their children.

As such, we’ve come up with a list of fortunate adopted children who are currently growing up with rich and famous parents. They’ve found new hope with their adopted families and surely have their future secured as these celebrities have made the proper investments to have them grow up in an environment that they truly deserve.

Denise Richards | Eloise

Denise Richards is a prominent actress on American television. Her breakout role was as Carmen Ibanez in the Sci-Fi film Starship Troopers back in 2007. Shortly after, she solidified her grasp with fame in the movies Wild Things and The World Is Not Enough. On the other hand, some of her notable projects in her TV career were in the sitcom Blue Mountain State, the thriller Twisted, and the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, among many others. She has also found a reasonable degree of success with the reality shows The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.

In 2011, Denis welcomed her family, Eloise. At that time, she was a single mother of two with her ex-husband Charlie Sheen. In an interview she did with People, Denise stated that she’d always longed for a big family. However, due to unfortunate circumstances, she got legally separated from her ex-husband, and while remarrying is still not within her options, she decided to adopt Eloise.

Lionel Richie | Nicole

Lionel Richie is a world-famous balladeer, initially garnering fame with the funk band The Commodores back in the ’70s and would achieve a degree of widespread recognition in the music industry as a balladeer with his solo career. Some of his hit songs include Hello, Sail On, and Three Times a Lady. Throughout his commercially successful career, Lionel has sold over 100 million records across the world and has won several Grammy Awards.

During the early-’80s, Lionel and his ex-wife Brenda welcomed Nicole into their family. She was only three years old at that time, and Lionel took on the role of becoming her legal guardian from her struggling biological family. He knew Nicole’s biological parents and was privy to their domestic issues. He did not have the heart to leave the child in that dire limbo, so he welcomed her into his household, Lionel shared in an interview he did with Piers Morgan. He then legally adopted Nicole when she was nine and even dedicated his 1986 song Ballerina Girl to her.

Connie Britton | Yoby

Connie Britton is a famous American actress who had her beginnings in the industry in the indie comedy-drama movie The Brothers McMullen of 1995. She then followed that up with a role in the sitcom Spin City. From then on, she would star in several films and TV shows. Moreover, her performance in the series Friday Night Lights, which aired from 2006 to 2011, earned her a degree of esteem amongst her peers and was awarded two Emmy Awards.

Apart from her flourishing acting career, Britton mostly spends her time as a distinguished humanitarian. In 2014, she was appointed to become the 10th Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Program, which is the UN’s branch for anti-poverty projects. She also spent some time in Ethiopia, getting involved with the African Children’s Choir and Worldwide Orphans. There, she met Yoby, whom she adopted after the loss of her father, marking a new beginning in her life.

Angelina Jolie | Pax, Zahara, & Maddox

Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous figures in Hollywood to date. She is a filmmaker, an actress, and a distinguished humanitarian. To her credit, her career in Hollywood boasts of three Golden Globes and an Academy Award, among many other accolades. She is the daughter of the iconic actor Jon Voight, and she has been working in the industry ever since she was a child. She’d eventually make a name for herself in the ’90s and remain in prominence throughout her career.

As such, a great portion of personal life has been privy to the public. We’ve seen her go through her marriages, and of course, we’ve seen her adopt three of her beloved children. In 2002, shortly before separating from ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina adopted Maddox in Cambodia. In 2005, she welcomed with open arms her daughter Zahara in Ethiopia. Additionally, in 2007, she and her then-partner and ex-husband Brad Pitt added Pax into their growing family when they were in Vietnam.

Emma Thompson & Greg Wise | Tindyebwa

Emma Thomspon is a distinguished British actress. Throughout her career, she has garnered widespread acclaim and esteem from both fans and colleagues alike, and her accolades include two Academy Awards, two BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, and an Emmy Award. She began her career as a theater performer and even did comedy sketch shows with the likes of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. In 1995, she wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed film, Sense, and Sensibility, where she also co-starred alongside her future husband, Greg Wise.

In 2003, Greg and Emma informally adopted Tindyebwa Agaba, a former Rwandan child soldier, whom the couple met at a refugee council event. They invited him over for their family Christmas celebration and slowly grew a liking to the 16-year-old refugee. As Emma shared in an interview with the Weekend magazine, Agaba is a remarkable boy who saw enough misery that would last a lifetime, which gives him the drive to influence other people for the better. As such, Emma and Greg made the investments to welcome Agaba into their family.

Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley | Naleigh & Adelaide

Katherine Heigl steadily made a name for herself back in the ’90s. In the mid-2000s, she would finally garner a degree of international fame for her role as Izzy Stevens in the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, which won her an Emmy Award in 2007. That same year, Katherine would also marry Josh Kelly, a country musician. They have been together since and have since welcomed three children into their family.

Katherine gave birth to her biological son, Joshua Jr, in 2017, but at that time, she and Josh had already adopted two children. In 2009, they adopted Naleigh from South Korea and adopted Adelaide three years later, domestically. In an Interview the actress did with Scholastic, she shared that she has an adopted sister from Korea, who her parents welcomed into their family three years before her birth. She wanted her own family to look like the one she had when she was growing up.

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness | Oscar & Ava

Hugh Jackman is known worldwide for his portrayal of the Marvel comic book superhero Wolverine. Moreover, the Guinness Book of World Records gives credit to Hugh for having the longest career as a live-action Marvel Superhero. However, long before his international fame as the rugged superhero, Hugh began his career in theater. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that he also boasts of a successful career on Broadway. He earned a Tony Award in 2004 for his performance in The Boy From Oz.

Hugh has been married for over two decades to Deborra-Lee Furness, who is an Australian actress. Through the years, they suffered several miscarriages, which was particularly hard for Deborra. Despite their hardships, the couple wanted to have children. As such, they decided that they would adopt. In 2000, they welcomed their son Oscar, and five years later, their daughter Ava.

Hoda Kotb | Haley & Hope

Hoda Kotb, a distinguished Egyptian-American journalist, is famous for her work with NBC on the morning news show Today, as well as hosting its entertainment-focused fourth-hour segment. She also had her stint as a correspondent for NBC’s Dateline. More than being a distinguished member of the media community, Hoda is a prominent figure who has effectively spread awareness about cancer. She is a breast cancer survivor who underwent reconstructive surgery and mastectomy in 2007.

Her morning show program, Today, followed her through her battle with cancer, and in 2010 she also published a New York Times Best-Seller titled, Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, and Cancer, and Kathie Lee. More than anything, cancer left Hoda unable to have children. As such, she opted to make the legal investments to adopt her little girls, Haley and Hope, in 2017 and 2019, respectively. It marked a new chapter in her life, considering she decided to parent her two little girls at the age of 52. Moreover, Hoda also shared in an interview with People that adopting her two daughters brought joy and appreciation in her life.

Luke Bryan & Caroline Boyer | Til, Kris, & Jordan

Luke Bryan and his wife, Caroline, have two biological children, but after their parents passed away in 2014, they took in their nieces and nephew, Til, Kris, and Jordan. Kelly, Luke’s sister, passed away suddenly in 2007, with her husband Ben following seven years later. The couple claimed it was never an issue for them to accept the young adults into their family and that they came to the answer unanimously, owing to the fact that the children were already their family.

Bryan in question is a successful American country music singer and songwriter, being the recipient of multiple accolades, including Billboard Awards, American Music Awards, and Academy of Country Music Awards. Quite deserving, as the musician is considered as one of the world’s best-selling music artists, particularly in the country genre. Contributing to his popularity and success, among his list of credits is his work in philanthropy, having supported numerous charities and causes, including The City of Hope and Red Cross.

Madonna | David & Mercy

Pop superstar Madonna and her then-husband, Guy Ritchie, adopted their first child, David, from Malawi in 2006. She returned to Malawi in 2009 to adopt her daughter Mercy after their separation. She then adopted twins Stella and Estere from the same nation eight years later. Interestingly, Madonna has a daughter, Lourdes, from her marriage to Carlos Leon, and a son, Rocco, from her marriage to Guy.

Madonna traveled to New York City in 1978 to pursue a career in modern dance after being born and reared in Michigan. She soared to solo success with her debut studio album, Madonna, after acting as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club and Emmy. Not running out of gas, she went on to have a string of hits, including the all-time bestsellers Like a Virgin and True Blue, as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dance Floor.

Meg Ryan | Daisy

American actress Meg Ryan is known for her roles in films such as French Kiss, You’ve Got Mail, Kate & Leopold, and In The Cut. With a net worth totaling a massive $85 million, it wouldn’t be a surprise if she needed to hire a financial advisor to help manage her enormous wealth. She initially began her acting career in minor roles in 1981 before joining the cast of As the World Turns on C.B.S. back in 1982.

Following that, she began to act in supporting roles in films like the big office blockbuster Top Gun in the mid- ’80s, gaining acclaim in indie films like Promised Land before starring in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. For her acting credits, the actress has gained wide acclaim. However, compared to the actress’s massive popularity, only a few people know that in 2006, she adopted her daughter Daisy True Ryan in China. Alongside Daisy, she also has a son, The Boys star Jack Quaid, whom she shares with Dennis Quaid.

Michelle Pfeiffer | Claudia

Another highly acclaimed actress and Hollywood veteran, Michelle Pfeiffer, has been in the industry since 1978, contributing to Hollywood in making box office hits like Scarface, Dangerous Minds, and Frankie and Johnny come to life. After her breakthrough role in the box office hit musical sequel Grease 2, she stepped on the gas, earning her iconic role as the gangster moll Elvira Hancock in 1983’s Scarface, opposite Al Pacino’s Tony Montana.

The actress, now 63-years-old, is the recipient of multiple movie awards, but her crowning jewels most certainly her very own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Often typecast as a femme fatale, fans seldom know the actress’s other side as a loving mother of two. Her youngest, John Henry Kelley, is his only son, whom she had with her ex-husband, producer David E. Kelley. Her eldest, on the other hand, is her adoptive daughter Claudia Rose Pfeiffer, whom she adopted in 1993. Although, unlike their parents, the siblings would rather not step into the limelight, despite being a seemingly charming pair themselves.

Nicole Kidman | Isabella & Connor

Being ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses multiple times in years 2006, 2018, and 2019, the actress is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s finest. Throughout her successful career, she has garnered various awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. The actress, known for being the lead in The Others, started her acting career in Australia back in 1983 with the films Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits. She then made her Hollywood debut in 1989, with the suspense picture Dead Calm and the miniseries Bangkok Hilton, having the credit of being the main lead on the former film.

Having met Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise on the set of their 1990 action film Days of Thunder, the then-couple quickly got married. After her ectopic pregnancy shortly after the pair married, they shortly opted to adopt. In 1992, the couple received their daughter Isabella, and three years later, their son Connor.

Thomas Rhett & Lauren Atkins | Willa & Lennon

Born to the famed country music singer Rhett Atkins, Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Atkins, adopted their daughter Willa Gray three months prior to their daughter’s birth. They soon welcomed another baby daughter in February 2020, their youngest daughter Ada. The now happy father of three started his career in 2010, eventually co-writing the song I Ain’t Ready to Quit for Jason Aldean’s album My Kinda Party in 2010, and in 2011, he secured a recording contract with Big Machine Records’ Valory Music Group branch.

The album spent the first 21 weeks since its release in the Billboard 200’s top 40, selling 1.7 million copies in its first year. Rhett later announced a double album release in March 2021, with the first part, Country Again: Side A, which came out on April 30, 2021. The singles What’s Your Country Song and Country Again are included.

Kimora Lee Simmons | Gary

Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, television personality, and model who started her career modeling for luxury fashion brand Chanel at the age of 13 years old. Karl Lagerfeld, a designer of Chanel, was in charge of the project. Simmons opened the door for future mixed-race models in the fashion industry by inspiring Lagerfeld’s artistic vision and push for racial inclusivity, leading to her being dubbed the “21st Century Face” by the designer.

Among the celebrity’s modeling credits are her work with some of the most recognized fashion brands, including Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, and Kenzo, among many others. Russell Simmons, the supermodel’s then-husband and music mogul, was the founder of Phat Farm, an urban clothing company, in 1998. Under the name of Phat Fashions, Simmons launched a parallel women’s line, Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons. Baby Phat brought about $30 million in gross revenue in 2001. Despite being a loving mother to four children, Gary, a 10-year-old son, was adopted by the 44-year-old businesswoman.

Rosario Dawson | Lola

Rosario Dawson is an actress and producer from the United States, who made her film debut in the 1995 indie drama Kids. He Got Game, Josie and the Pussycats, Men in Black II, Sin City, Rent, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and, most recently, Zombieland: Double Tap are among her later prominent film credits. Before winning the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance in Rent and being nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in Top Five, she had a brief cameo on Sesame Street when she was a kid.

In 1998, Dawson collaborated with Prince on a remixed version of Prince’s 1980s classic 1999, which featured the actress in an introductory voice-over. The actress, in 2014, made a decision that would change the course of her life — making herself a mother by adopting then-11-year-old daughter Lola.

Sandra Bullock | Louis & Laila

The Hollywood superstar, Sandra Bullock, has been dubbed one of the highest-paid actresses in the world in multiple years, which definitely shows on her massive $250-million net worth. Surely, the Oscar-winning actress and mother of two would surely be in need of a financial advisor due to her massive wealth. Before becoming a household name, the actress gained early notice for her supporting part in the action picture Demolition Man, which was after making her acting debut in the thriller Hangmen, but it wasn’t until 1994’s Speed that she made her breakthrough.

This was followed by the extremely popular romantic comedy films While You Were Sleeping, The Net, Hope Floats, and A Time To Kill, thereby establishing the actress’s name in the romantic comedy sub-genre. Despite marrying in 2005, she would only become a mother in 2010, and she and her then-husband, Jesse James, decided to adopt their son Louis in 2010 and daughter Laila in 2012, effectively becoming a mother of two.

Ty & Holly Burrell | Frances & Greta

American actor and comedian Ty Burrell first gained widespread acclaim in Broadway productions such as Macbeth and off-Broadway productions such as Corners, The Blue Demon, Burn This, and Show People. He is most prominent for playing Phil Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family, where he earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series both in 2011 to 2014.

He made his film debut in the 2001 film Evolution. In addition to Black Hawk Down, Dawn of the Dead, and Muppets Most Wanted, he played Doc Samson in Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk. The 53-year-old actor has lent his voice in various animated films, including Finding Dory, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Storks. Ty, together with his wife, Holly, decided to adopt their daughter Frances in 2010, ten years after their marriage, and Greta, her sister, back in 2012.

Viola Davis & Julius Tennon | Genesis

American Actress and producer Viola Davis is a well-known actress in the Hollywood film industry. She is the first African-American and presently the youngest performer to win the “Triple Crown of Acting,” having won an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards. Moreover, the actress was named by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most important people in 2012 and 2017. Among the actress’s most prized accolades is none other than her receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

Her husband, Julius Tennon, is an actor and producer who has appeared in and has credits in films such as 1993’s Dazed and Confused, 1998’s Small Soldiers, and 2010s Faster. The couple has been married since 2003, and in late 2011, the couple announced their adoption of baby Genesis while attending an Elle’s Women gala in Hollywood.

Charlize Theron | Jackson & August

South African actress and producer Charlize Theron is undoubtedly one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, as well as a recipient of numerous prestigious accolades, which include an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. The role of the leading lady in the Hollywood blockbusters 1997’s The Devil’s Advocate, 1998’s Mighty Joe Young, and 1999’s The Cider House Rules propelled Charlize to a great degree of fame in the 1990s.

She later earned the Silver Bear and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her depiction of serial murderer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster, making her the first South African to win an Oscar in an acting category. The actress adopted her two daughters, Jackson and August. While completing her adoption papers, she supposedly cast a broad net in the hopes that her kid would find her, giving the adoption procedure a whole new meaning. This is something that the Atomic Blonde star is known for.

Sharon Stone | Roan, Laird, & Quinn

American actress, producer, and former fashion model Sharon Stone, born Sharon Vonne Stone, is a known recipient of multiple prestigious film accolades. Chief among them, she has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and she has won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. These accomplishments were mostly due to her role credit in films such as 1992’s Basic Instinct, as well as 1995’s Martin Scorsese film Casino.

In the latter film, she starred alongside prominent Hollywood actors Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, and Don Rickles, the latter two being prominently known for their crime-drama films. Being successful in the ’90s, Sharon and her then-husband, Phil Bronstein, adopted their first son Roan back in 2000. She opted to make her family bigger as a single parent five years later by adopting her son Laird and was followed by her adoption of her son Quinn in 2006.

Sheryl Crow | Wyatt & Levi

Sheryl Crow is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress whose music combines elements of pop, rock, country, jazz, and blues. 1994’s All I Wanna Do and Strong Enough, 1996’s Everyday Is a Winding Road, and 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies were among her most successful songs, with the latter serving as the theme song for the 1997 James Bond film of the same name. Sheryl has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and has received nine Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, securing it with a high degree of success.

She is also well-known for her acting roles in shows, including 30 Rock, Jon Stewart, and NCIS: New Orleans. Sheryl adopted her son Wyatt after battling breast cancer and worried that she wouldn’t be able to have children normally, opted to adopt children. She also welcomed her son Levi through adoption three years later.

Sia | Che & undisclosed

Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and filmmaker started her career back in the mid- ’90s in Adelaide as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp. However, it was not until 2014 when she made her solo debut with her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top-ten song Chandelier as well as a trilogy of music videos co-directed by Sia.

Sia announced in May that she had become a mother after adopting two 18-year-old boys who had aged out of the foster care system. The Grammy winner has now provided further details on the procedure, as well as further information about her family, including the fact that she is now a grandma at the age of 44 when one of her sons became a father of two. To her credit, although she admitted to being initially ‘horrified’ at the fact that she instantly became a grandmother.

Kirstie Alley | William & Lillie

The American bombshell Kirstie Alley was one of the most sought-after celebs in the 1990s. She started her career in the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. A year later, she transitioned to the small screen in the hit sitcom Cheers and has even won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Rebecca Howe. Shortly after, she starred in another comedy series called Veronica’s Closet, which raked in several accolades and praise.

Apart from her work on the screen, she was also extremely blessed when it came to her children. The actress was married to Hardy Boys heartthrob Parker Stevenson for 13 years. In the span of their relationship, they were able to adopt two children, William and Lillie, who are one year apart. They all continue to share a great degree of respect for each other and spend as much family time as possible. Alley is especially ecstatic about hanging out with her first grandchild from her eldest son, Waylon Tripp Parker.

Barbara Walters | Jacqueline

Over the years, the world has recognized the confident and inspiring TV personality through her work and great interviewing abilities. Barbara Walters is famous for her namesake summer special and co-starring in talk shows like The View, and the newsmagazine 20/20. She was a monumental force in celebrity journalism, being able to bag first exclusive interviews before anyone else. She takes credit for hosting alongside high-profile cases in the United States. In fact, because of her lifelong work, she received a spot in the Television Hall of Fame and a star along Hollywood Boulevard.

In 2009, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the field. Behind the fame, she’s a mother first. She and her husband Lee Guber adopted Jacqueline Danforth in the year 1968 moments after she was born. They took care of her like they were her own and never treated her any less than that. Now that Walters is 91 years old, she looks back and wishes for a bigger family and more children.

Woody Allen | Moses, Dylan, Bechet, & Manzie

Woody Allen has been a director and an actor in the Hollywood industry for over six decades. Having started as a scriptwriter and comedy writer he is now one of the most celebrated filmmakers with numerous awards in his name. Allen married Soon-Yi in 1997 and the two have been together for over 24 years. They adopted two daughters namely, Bechet and Manzie, who continuously gush about their family on social media. Bechet is originally Chinese and born in 1998, while Manzie Tio Allen was born in the state of Texas in 2000.

The director is a father to 4 adopted children in total. In his previous relationship with American actress Mia Farrow, he also adopted Moses Farrow, who now works as a photographer and lives together with his family. He also adopted Dylan O’ Sullivan Farrow who works as an actress and has appeared in films like Alice and The Reckoning.

Jane Fonda | Mary Luana

Multi-awarded actress Jane Fonda is best known for her box-office hit Monster-in-Law and takes credit for more being in the industry for more than six decades. Apart from her work on the screen she is widely recognized for her social activism for civil rights and stands against violence.

Along with her strong belief system is the need to give children in the system a place and a family to call home. The actress has three children, one of whom is adopted. Mary Luana Williams was welcomed into the family in the year 1982 when she was a 14-year-old teenager. Now, like her mother, she is also a social activist. She has also published literary works entitled The Lost Daughter: A Memoir, detailing her life as an adopted child. She also helped found the Lost Boys Foundation, aimed at aiding the boys of Sudan affected by turbulence and wars. Who’s to say she’s not Jane Fonda’s biological daughter? She is surely acting like one.

Neve Campbell | Raynor

Scream actress Neve Campbell is famous for being a part of one of the biggest commercial successes in horror, with the slasher film grossing millions upon its premiere. Shortly after, she garnered a massive following for her role as the fan-favorite heroine. Now, she continues to be blessed with her recent work on screen as LeAnn Harvey in the Netflix series House of Cards and being a mom of two beautiful boys.

Sheer joy is what the actress felt the moment the adoption papers were finished and everything was made official. She and her partner JJ Field adopted a baby boy named Raynor back in 2018. Even their 6-year-old son Caspian at that time was over the moon about the news and wanted to hold his baby brother the moment he saw him. The family’s degree of happiness with their new edition is surely a worthwhile sight.

John McCain | Doug, Andy & Bridget

American politician John McCain is widely recognized for having served two terms in the US House of Representatives. He was a presidential candidate back in 2008 and he ran against Barack Obama. The conservative icon was also known as a supportive father to one huge family. Although they had their own lives, they would get together at least once a year.

He was a proud father of seven children. Two of which are his ex-wife Carol Shepp’s adopted sons from a previous marriage, Doug and Andy. Doug worked as a Navy pilot for American Airlines while Andy served as a COO over at Hensley & Co. A family-owned beer distribution company. Moreover, with his second wife Cindy Hensley, they adopted Bridget from Bangladesh in the year 1933. Bridget being born with a cleft palate became one of the main reasons why Cindy became such a big advocate for Operation Smile. The blended family continues to be close and have a great degree of appreciation for each other.

Ewan McGregor | Jamiyan & Anouk

The Force is strong with this one. Ewan McGregor made groundbreaking performances in the world of Hollywood with his roles in the Star Wars franchise and breathtaking singing in Moulin Rouge. He has also shown his versatility in different genres from action to comedy. As of recently, he has eve portrayed the famous fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick in the Netflix series Halston.

The father of four has two adopted children in the family. In the year 2006, he adopted baby girl Jamiyan from Mongolia, and Anouk in the year 2011. It would be likely that he met his future daughters while he was doing philanthropic work for UNICEF UK, traveling to countries like Kazakhstan, Ukraine, India, Nepal, and even Mongolia. Despite their father’s fame, the kids remain down-to-earth and even act as the actor’s plus-ones during red carpet premieres. The degree of affection among the family is priceless!

Ronald Reagan | Michael Edward

The 40th president of the Land of the Free Ronald Reagan served as a father to the nation and his five children behind the scenes. In 1932, before he was the man holding the launch codes, he tried his hand as an actor, starring in his debut film Love Is on the Air. He was also an announcer over at WHO radio, passing down his interests to his son Michael, proving that nurture surely has a greater influence than nature.

Michael Edward Reagan was adopted hours after his birth in the year 1945. Like his father, he too feels strongly about politics and entertainment. He takes credit for publishing an autobiography entitled Michael Reagan: On the Outside Looking In and a memoir called Twice Adopted. His voice is also heard across America, being the host of the hit broadcast platform over at KSDO radio.

George Lucas | Amanda, Katie & Jett

George Lucas takes credit for creating two of the biggest box-office monsters to date that have made him into the billionaire he is now. Without him, there would be no Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He is undoubtedly one of the monumental filmmakers in the industry. Behind all the accolades, he is also an outstanding father.

The director has over four children, and the first three are adopted, namely, Amanda, Katie, and Jett Lucas. The three are all grown up and have respective careers of their own. Amanda for several years has worked as an MMA fighter. Katie, on the other hand, followed in her father’s footsteps and wrote several Star Wars: The Clone Wars television episodes. Jett has also helped in the franchise by being a part of the Sound department in 2010. He also hopped on the series The Mandalorian and worked under visual effects. Fun fact: he also appeared in the Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith as Zett Jukassa.

Steven Spielberg | Theo & Mikaela

What is it like being a child to one of New Hollywood’s greatest directors? Steven Spielberg is responsible for the Indiana Jones film series, Jurassic Park and  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Those movies alone can vouch for the director’s range when it comes to creativity since everything is mostly fiction, blockbuster fiction that is. When he’s not behind the camera, he dedicates his time to his blended family, who also has pretty impressive credit scores like their dad.

Spielberg has over 7 children with Kate Capshaw, with the eldest being the actress Jessica Capshaw, Kate’s daughter from her previous marriage. They also have four biological children and two adopted children together. Theo Spielberg, their first adopted child, has also taken an interest in film having worked on documentaries like Never Say Never and as a talent associate in Saturday Night Live. Mikaela Spielberg, their second adopted child, works in the adult entertainment business, paving a path of her own in the industry while still having a close-knit relationship with her family.

Cate Blanchett | Edith

One of Tinseltown’s most acclaimed actresses, Cate Blanchett, is widely recognized for her consistent box-office hits and record-breaking shows. The Oscar-winning actress catapulted to fame for her roles in movies like Elizabeth and The Aviator. Outside of acting, she is also admired for her funny and chaotic personality, which can be seen in videos on YouTube. She also works tirelessly as an exceptional mom!

Being a mother of three boys can be quite overwhelming, especially with the amount of testosterone in the household feminine energy somehow be lacking. In the year 2015, that slowly began to change. The Australian actress adopted baby girl Edith from America after receiving a phone call from the agency. The resemblance is uncanny, and she hardly even looks adopted! The degree of love among the family is unquestionable. Moreover, the actress even decided to take a year off from acting to focus on being a mom all over again.

Rosie O’Donnell | Parker, Chelsea, Blake & Dakota

The television personality Rosie O’Donnell started her career in the 1984 Start Search competition series before eventually landing a massive gig in daytime television! She takes credit for hosting her namesake show in the year 1996 for about six years, which bagged several Emmy Awards. She later starred as a co-host in The View. Apart from her work in television, she is also a loving mom of five kids and has earned the title of being a hip new grandma too!

Her journey to becoming “granny” started in the year 1995 when she adopted her son Parker. Two years later she welcomed Chelsea, who is now a mom to a precious baby girl, Skylar. In later years, O’Donnell has adopted two more children, namely, Blake and Dakota. She has also welcomed Vivienne, who was conceived through artificial insemination. O’Donnell is a very vocal figure of the LGBTQ+ community, is an advocate towards adoptions for same-sex partners. Until now, she continues to be against the negative stigma concerning gay parenting.

Jillian Michaels | Lukensia

One of America’s most famous physical trainers, Jillian Michaels, is recognized for her work in the hit show The Biggest Loser. She has also appeared in Paramount Network’s Sweat, INC and starred in her very own reality show entitled Just Jillian over at E! She is passionate about her work, but she is even more passionate when it comes to helping children live securely.

“There are over 100,000 kids in America who are in need of loving homes.” This was said by Michaels herself, expressing deep concern for children deserving caring families. Moreover, she is an active advocate for several causes, most especially for RaiseAChild Organization. As a matter of fact, in the year 2012, Michaels adopted a 2-year-old girl named Lukensia from Haiti. In the same year, her partner also gave birth and they both welcomed their son Phoenix. She was a mother of two in less than a year, and she continues to take credit for being a wonderful mother.

Thomas Rhett | Ada James

Country superstar Thomas Rhett is famous for his infectious charm and work in Nashville. He is a four-time Grammy Award nominee with hits like It Goes Like This, Unforgettable, and Remember You Young. Undoubtedly great song titles for a happy father of three beautiful daughters. Whenever he’s not with his kids, he is reported to be working on his new album called Country Again, which we obviously can’t wait to hit the charts!

Speaking of his children, the singer would often be sentimental remembering the moment he laid eyes on baby Ada James in the year 2016 in Masindi Town, Uganda. As he recalls, it was a whirlwind decision, the amount of love he had for his daughter the second he held her in his arms was priceless. He just knew it was like electricity. In actuality, adoption was not taboo in his family. His mom was adopted, and he was always open to the idea of the possibility of giving little kids a forever home.

Jen Lilley | Kayden & Jeffrey

The Hallmark Channel sweetheart Jen Lilley is greatly recognized for her film entitled A Dash of Love. She is also known for her appearances in Nickelodeon shows like iCarly and iParty with Victorious. Showcasing her range as an actress to an impressive degree, she was also given the chance to play the character of Maxie Jones in the medical drama, General Hospital. Apart from her success on television, it is no secret that the actress has been longing to find missing pieces from her life.

Luckily, the actress and her husband John Wayne adopted 3-year-old Kayden and 2-year-old Jeffrey, who have both spent almost all their life being a foster kid. The adoptive parents are over the moon and beyond grateful! Moreover, the actress is no stranger when it comes to helping kids in and out of foster care. She even went above and beyond and launched her music video entitled On The Street Where You Live which raised $50,000 for Foster Care Awareness Month.

Jamie Lee Curtis | Annie & Thomas

Jamie Lee Curtis is known as one of the famous 1970s actresses whose fame transcended from one generation to another. She became known for her TV shows Scream Queens and NCIS and in movies such as Freaky Friday and Halloween.  Apart from being an actress, Curtis is also a loving mother to her two adopted kids Annie and Thomas. Curtis opened up about the reasons why she and her husband Christopher Guest decided to adopt.

In an interview, the veteran actress revealed that it was the only way for her and her husband to have a family. In 1986, after consulting with their lawyers and careful and meticulous process of adoption, they welcomed their first child Annie. Their second child Thomas came after nine years. It was a sudden decision when he came into their lives, but she describes it as ‘celestial.’ In 1996, Curtis got the inspiration to write a children’s book entitled Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, which is a story for adopted kids.

Burt Reynolds | Quinton

Burt Reynolds was a famous actor and movie and TV producer. He was an icon in the Hollywood industry for his sexy image and has been a popular figure in American pop culture. He starred in the TV series Hawk, Dan August, and Gunsmoke. Reynolds was married to Loni Anderson. In 1988, the couple adopted a newborn baby and named him Quinton Reynolds.  Reynolds has always been proud of his son in his career. He did not use his father’s fame to enter the industry. He humbly works as a camera assistant in Hollywood and has not used his father’s name to gain opportunities.

When Reynolds passed away in 2018, it was reported that he left Quinton out of his will which stirred controversy. However, it was eventually cleared that he already created a trust for his adopted son several years before his demise. He intentionally omitted him in his will to avoid estate taxes, as suggested by his attorney.

Kristin Davis | Gemma Rose & Wilson

Kristin Davis is an actress and a producer who rose to fame for her role as Charlotte York Goldenbatt in the hit HBO romantic comedy TV series . The audience was fond of her personality as a wealthy finance degree holder who would eventually become an art dealer.

In 2011, at age 38, the actress decided to adopt kids domestically as she felt the need to be a mother, which mirrored her character Charlotte. Realizing that the clock is ticking, she knows that adoption is the move that has been lingering on her mind for a long time. Her adopted daughter is Gemma Rose. In 2018, the actress adopted another child and named him Wilson. She has always made sure that her daughter and son stay connected with the Black community. In addition, she always spends time with them when not at work.

Diane Keaton | Dexter & Duke

Who wouldn’t know Diane Keaton? She is an American actress and filmmaker who is known for her eccentric character and distinct fashion style. She made a name during the 1970s with movies such as The Godfather and Annie Hall. Throughout her career, she was given credit for her great acting chops with multiple awards. At age 50, the actress became a mother when she welcomed her daughter Dexter in 1996. Five years later, she then welcomed her son Duke.

Becoming a mother has always been what the actress has dreamed of, even when she has never been married. She admitted that it completed her life, giving her much more inspiration to work and live. Keaton also revealed that when Duke and Dexter came into her life, it was the most humbling and changing phase of her life, which she has been thanking up to this day. Although their mother is a famous actress, they do not express interest in entering Hollywood.

Magic Johnson | Elisa

Magic Johnson is a popular professional basketball player and the former president of Los Angeles Lakers’ operations. Today, he has a net worth of $600 million and is still considered a basketball legend in the National Basketball Association. After having their firstborn EJ, Johnson and Cookie adopted their daughter Elisa in 1995.

Elisa was only three days old when she was adopted by the two. In an interview, Elisa said that she had a normal childhood and has not felt any different from her siblings since she was a child. Elisa was able to meet her biological mother Dawn when she turned 18. Although Elisa first showed interest in basketball just like her father, but it was not something that she wanted to pursue mainly because of the pressure from people to be just like her father. Today, Elisa is set to excel in fashion and entertainment and hopes to put out investment money to have her sunglasses line.

Brian Wilson | Daria, Delanie, Dakota, Dash & Dylan

Brian Wilson is a musician and singer who is popular for being the founder of The Beach Boys and is described as a musical genius for his song compositions and extraordinary talent in recording music. Aside from being regarded as one of the most innovative songwriters of the 20th century, many know that Wilson has a longtime struggled with a mental health condition. Wilson married his second wife Melinda in 1995 whom many give credit for the composer’s good wellbeing. Melinda helped in Wilson’s quest to find the right experts for his condition.

They do things together and often have consultations with his therapist to help him cope. Aside from this, Wilson and Melinda also gained more happiness in their relationship after adopting five children together, namely, Daria, Delanie, Dakota, Dash & Dylan who gave him more inspiration to live his life. Even when he is on his retirement age already, the songwriter still writes compositions and does not think of retirement.

Mia Farrow | Soon-Yi Previn, Dylan Farrow, and 8 Others

Mia Farrow is one of the best actresses of the 1960s. Having appeared in more than 50 films, she also rose to fame when she has linked to director Woody Allen and became her muse in the majority of his films. Aside from being an actress, Farrow is a former model and an activist. She has accumulated so much money as a celebrity that she can afford to hire lawyers to arrange the process of numerous adoptions.

Farrow has adopted 14 children in total. During her marriage with musician Andre Previn, Farrow adopted Soon-Ye Previn. Farrow also adopted Dylan Farrow in 1985. It was followed by more adoption in the next years until 1994 when she adopted her last child Quincy. Farrow has also addressed many allegations about the demise of her three adopted kids and cleared speculations on the controversies that circle her personal life.

Faye Dunaway | Liam

Faye Dunaway is an actress who rose to fame in the 1960s. She became a popular actress when she bagged the role of Bonnie in the hit movie Bonnie and Clyde. Since then, she reached a popularity that would last for decades. Dunaway has an only son named Liam with former husband and British photographer Terry O’Neill.

For almost two decades, the actress has claimed that she is the biological mother of Liam. However, it was O’Neill who revealed to the media that Liam was adopted by Dunaway at a time when conceiving a child was not coming her way. The actress kept it a secret for 23 years. He also admitted that it was only when Liam was 6 years old that he learned of his adoption. Despite Dunaway’s decision to keep it private, the actress still showed the unsurmountable degree of dedication mother to Liam, whom she loved dearly.

Teri Garr | Molly

Teri Garr is a retired veteran actress who has more than 140 film and TV show credits to her name during the span of her four-decade career in the Hollywood industry. Some of her best-known portrayals are in the 1974 movie Young Frankenstein, Oh God! and Tootsie. Garr is regarded as one of the best actresses of her generation, mostly because of her great comedic skills that can make her audience rolling with laughter non-stop.

Garr has a single child, whom she adopted. Her name is Molly O’Neil. She is Garr’s pride and happiness, as the comedian always talks about her daughter in many of her interviews. The actress even revealed that her then 8-yesar-old child is her inspiration in her battle with multiple sclerosis. Garr welcomed Molly, then a newborn, in her life with then-husband John O’Neil. She served as her parents’ source of joy even after the two cut off their union in 1996.

Ted Danson | Alexis

Ted Danson is a renowned actor who is known for his role in the hit NBC sitcom Cheers as Sam Malone. He then ventured into movie acting, with films such as Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady to his credit. His most recent roles include Michael in The Good Place and Mayor Neil Bremer in Mr. Mayor.

Danson was still married to his wife Casey when he adopted his daughter Alexis. The then-couple paid Alexis’s biological mother Kelly Topel $7,000. When Danson and Casey decided to call off their marriage, it was clear that the two will still be responsible co-parents to Alexis and their biological daughter Kate.  Danson’s adopted daughter is now 36 years old and has been spending a good time with her family, along with Danson’s current wife Mary Steenburgen, whom he married in 1995.

Loni Anderson | Quinton

Loni Anderson is an actress from the 1970s who has earned the audience’s interest when she took on the role of Jennifer Marlowe in the hit CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. She had a well-loved role as a receptionist which made her even more popular. Through this role, the actress also earned a couple of awards in the Golden Globe Awards as well as nominations for the Emmy Award.

Anderson has two kids. Deidra is her daughter with her first husband Bruce Hasselberg. She also has a son named Quinton with actor Burt Reynolds whom they adopted together inside their marriage. Anderson and Reynolds were married from 1988 to 1994. Even when the actress sought help from her lawyers and called off her marriage with the icon, the two remained responsible co-parents to Quinton, who grew up into a fine man. Despite his parents’ popularity in the industry, Quinton earned his way towards Hollywood as a camera assistant. He opted to be behind the camera rather than savor the same fame his parents had.

Mary-Louise Parker | Aberash

Mary-Louise Parker that she is a versatile actress. She started her career as a Broadway talent in Prelude to a Kiss in 1990 where she played Rita. She also came to fame for a portrayal in the movie Grand Canyon. Aside from being a celebrity with great acting chops, Parker is known as a doting mother to her adopted kids. In 2007, the Weeds actress adopted Aberash who was from Ethiopia.

In an interview, Parker wanted to give help to where it is needed, and so she decided to go to Ethiopia and adopt someone in need. She knew that it would be difficult as she is a single mother, but she was determined to get through the challenges of motherhood. Even when she is a single mom, Parker can support her kids as she has an active career in the show business. She currently has a net worth of $16 million, which is more than enough to raise her kids without having to think of cash loans or debts. Parker has a son named William with actor Billy Crudup.

Edie Falco | Anderson & Macy

Edie Falco has been a steady celebrity when it comes to TV series. She is known for her role in the HBO series The Sopranos as Carmela Soprano. She is also seen in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie as the lead role Nurse Jackie Peyton. Aside from this, Falco plays Dianne Whittlesey in the HBO drama Oz. Falco is a doting mother to two adopted children. She adopted Anderson in 2005 and her second child Macy in 2008. Both were only infants when they were turned over to her.

According to the actress, she has not been keeping secrets from her children’s journey. She wanted to make things transparent and discuss their family setting with her kids, making them understand that they are adopted and that it is not something that differs from other kids their age. Falco is not linked to anyone and there is no information about her dating status. This might be due to her busy schedule as an actress as well as her hands-on duties to her kids especially in recent months when they had to attend online classes and other homeschooling activities.

Mariska Hargitay | Amaya & Andrew

Mariska Hargitay is known by the American audience as an actress and director. She came to fame with her stunning portrayal in the horror film Ghoulies, which dropped in 1985. She also appeared in the 1986 adventure-drama TV series Downtown. Before she etched her named in the field, Hargitay is known as the offspring of bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne Mansfield. Aside from her work in Hollywood, she is a known philanthropist.

Hargitay is married to actor Peter Hermann. They are blessed with a son named August. The couple wanted to have a big family together and so they decided to seek help from an adoption lawyer to have two more children. In 2019, the two were able to welcome two babies into their homes but six months apart. They first had a daughter Amaya, whom they welcomed home at 13 months old. Soon after, they welcomed Andrew Nicholas, who was 9 months old. Hargitay said that adopting has always been what she has planned with Hermann. Good thing they did not encounter any difficulty in the process.

Marie Osmond | Abigail

Marie Osmond is a multi-talented TV personality. She is an actress, author, philanthropist, and TV show host. She is also a member of the Osmond family, one of the families of celebrities in Hollywood. She gained popularity in the 1970s to 1980s with her solo music career in country singing. Her greatest hit song is Paper Roses. Osmond also became a host of Donny & Marie, which she co-hosted with brother Donny.

The singer has 8 kids with current husband Steve Craig and former husband Brian Blosil. Osmond has adopted her youngest child Abigail in 2002 during her marriage with Blosil. Despite the calling off of their marriage, they remained good co-parents to Abigail. Osmond’s youngest grew up to become a fine lady as she was raised by Osmond. She just graduated from high school and is set to earn a degree in the university.

Nia Vardalos | Ilaria

This 58-year-old Greek-Canadian goddess is famous for being the star in the commercially successful romantic comedy film My Big Fat Greek Wedding back in 2000, which was followed by a sequel in 2016. She also starred in My Life in Ruins and Larry Crowne. Nia Vardalos may have succeeded in her acting career, but there was once a dream that seemed so far for her to reach. She had a hard time getting pregnant. In fact, she tried in-vitro fertilization 13 times but to no avail.

Luckly, Vardalos found her journey to motherhood to be extra special. In 2008, when she adopted a three-year-old girl from the American foster care system, it changed her life forever. Nothing mattered to her more than her daughter Ilaria Gomez, whom she adopted with her former husband Ian Gomez. The degree of love she feels for her daughter is simply indescribable.

Kirk Cameron | Jack, Isabella, Anna, & Luke

The ever-so-handsome Kirk Cameron is already 50 years old and has been married to Chelsea Noble since July 21, 1991. Ever since he started acting in 1979, he has worked his way up to stardom. His most famous role was of Mike Seaver in the television sitcom Growing Pains. This child actor is now a father of six.

Given his net worth $10 million, Cameron can surely afford to raise six kids. He has two biological children and four adopted angels. His son Jack who was born in 1996, his daughter Isabella who was born in 1997, Anna was born in 1998, and Luke was born in the year 2000. The couple didn’t have their own children until 2001 and 2003, with Chelsea giving birth to Olivia and James. It must be fun living in the Cameron home. They currently live in a 2,980-square-foot home in Agoura Hills, California and this is just one of their investment properties.

Ellen Burstyn | Jefferson

Academy-Award winner Ellen Burstyn is famous for her portrayal of roles set for dramatic films. She has received various awards for her incredible performances, mostly as a complicated woman. Her biggest films are Requiem For A Dream and The Last Picture Show. She may be 88 years old, but she still appeared in the 2020 film Pieces Of A Woman. Burstyn is one of the few actors who was able to achieve the Triple Crown Of Acting in the entertainment industry.

In 1962, the actress opened her arms to welcome her adopted son, Jefferson Roberts. She had him with his former husband Paul Roberts. Burstyn currently lives in a 3,000 square feet Hudson Valley home. This is just one of her many investment properties. Her son Jefferson resides with his wife and daughter nearby, so Burstyn must feel happy to be close to her beloved child.

Tony Shalhoub | Josie Lynn & Sophie

American-Lebanese actor Tony Shalhoub started having some interest in acting when he was cast in their high school production of The King And I. In 1980, he received his master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama. It turns out that he was really meant to be in the entertainment industry. His acting career may be extremely successful, but so is his home life. In fact, as of 2020, he was able to hit a new milestone: he became a grandparent. His first child is already a mom.

Shalhoub has been married to his wife, Brooke Adam, since 1992. This lovely couple share two adoptive daughters together. Their eldest, Josie Lynn, is already 31 years old. She was adopted by Brooke back in 1989. On the other hand, their youngest child, Sophie, was adopted by the pair after they got married. She is now 27 years old.

Ty Burrell | Frances & Greta

In 2000, Tyler Gerald Burrell, who is famous for his role in Modern Family, tied the knot with Holly Burrell. Since then, these lovebirds have been happily married. However, they have always longed to have kids. Despite the fact that they have no biological kids of their own, that doesn’t mean they can’t adopt a child. Fortunately, for this couple it meant adopting two wonderful daughters.

With Burrell’s jaw-dropping net worth of $26 million, he can surely afford to have kids. He and his wife adopted their first baby on March 18, 2010, right after the Academy Awards. Her name is Frances. The couple adopted their second daughter in March 2012, who they named Greta. Overall, the adoption has brought this lovely couple closer together. Now, Burrell and his wife live with their daughters at their $4.2 million Los Angeles home. This property is just one of their numerous investments.

Calista Flockhart | Liam

The ever-so-gorgeous Calista Flockhart is an actress who is widely known for her role as Kitty Walker on Brothers & Sisters. She was really meant to have a career in acting. After all, she got her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from Rutgers University back in 1988. Since then, she has received several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award. Her family life is just as successful as her career. In fact, since 2010, she has been happily married to one of the most legendary men in Hollywood, Harrison Ford. Together, they share one adopted son named Liam Flockhart Ford.

Liam was born in 2001 and he is now 19 years old. In 2020, he went off to a private liberal arts institution called Amherst College in Massachusetts. Flockhart and Ford are very supportive of their son. In fact, they even flew him in with their own personal jet to settle. It couldn’t get fancier than that. Liam is a lucky kid to have such loving parents.

Jim Caviezel | Lyn, David, & Bo

American television and film actor James Patrick Caviezel, Jr. is widely recognized for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in The Passion Of Christ. After he earned a degree in drama from the University of Washington, he realized being an actor was his true calling. One of his latest projects include a thriller film, Infidel, that was released in 2020.

Caviezel has been together with Kerri Browitt Caviezel since 1996. She was a high school teacher. This lovely couple share three adopted children. All of them were from China. Their eldest child, Bo, who was born on December 12, 1999, is already 21 years old. Their 19-year-old daughter Lyn Elizabeth was born on September 25, 2001, and their youngest child David is already 11 years old. Apart from being a huge success in the entertainment industry, Caviezel is also a proud dad and husband.

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