17 Celebrities Who Have Adopted Children

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Kristin Davis
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Kristin Davis adopted her daughter, Gemma Rose, as a single mother in 2011. She said that the adoption is, “Something I’ve wanted for a very long time.”
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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
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After meeting on the set of Days of Thunder, and marrying in 1990, Cruise and Kidman decided to adopt two children together. They adopted Isabella Jane (born in December 1992) and Connor Anthony (born in January 1995).
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Viola Davis
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In 2003, Davis married actor Julius Tennon. Eight years later they adopted a daughter, Genesis, together. Davis is also the stepmother to Tennon’s two sons from a previous relationship.
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Ty Burrell
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Ty Burrell and his wife Holly married in 2000. They adopted their first daughter, Frances, and announced that news in March 2010. In March of 2012, they adopted their second daughter together.
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Denise Richards
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It’s widely known that Richards had 2 children with Charlie Sheen, but after their divorce, she adopted a 3rd child as a single parent. In 2011 she adopted her daughter, Eloise Joni, whose middle name is after Richards’ mother, who died from cancer in December 2007. The adoption was done in the US, at birth, with a two-year adoption process preceding it.
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Connie Britton
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In 2011, Britton adopted her son Yoby, as a single mother. She lost her parents within three years of each other, so she decided she wasn’t going to let being single stop her from having a family.
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Hugh Jackman
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After his wife Deborra-Lee Furness has two miscarriages, the couple adopted two children, Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot.
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Madonna
Madonna
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Madonna has two biological children, Loudes and Rocco Ritchie, with her exes, but later adopted children after their births. Her two children, David Banda and Mercy, were both adopted from Malawi. At the time of their adoptions, Madonna was seen as a savior, but more recently the President of Malawi claims that Madonna was extremely disrespectful of their culture.
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Mariska Hargitay
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Hargitay had her first son with her husband Peter Hermann in 2006 in an emergency cesarean section. In April 2011, they adopted a daughter, Amaya Josephine, and were there at her birth. Later that year, they adopted a boy, Andrew, who had been born earlier in the year.
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Sharon Stone
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After marrying Phil Bronstein in 1998, the couple adopted a baby boy, Roan Joseph, in 2000. After they divorced, Bronstein was granted primary custody and Stone was given visitation rights. In 2005, Stone adopted her second son, Laird Vonne, and then her third son, Quinn Kelly, in 2006.
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Meg Ryan
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Meg already has a child with Dennis Quaid, Jack Henry Quaid who played Marvel in The Hunger Games, but she later adopted a daughter. She adopted a 14-month-old girl from China named Daisy True.
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Calista Flockhart
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In 2001 she adopted her son Liam as a single parent. She has been raising him ever since with her husband Harrison Ford since they began dating in 2002.
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Mary Louise Parker
Mary Louise Parker
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In September of 2007, Parker adopted a baby girl from Africa. Later, she admit that she knew, from a very young age, that she was going to adopt a child one day.
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Katherine Heigl
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In 2009 Heigl and her husband, Josh Kelley, adopted their daughter Nancy Leigh Mi-Eun Kelley, from South Korea (the birth place of Heigl’s adoptive sister). In April 2012 adopted a daughter Adalaide Marie Hope from the U.S.
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Sandra Bullock
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The same day she announced her divorce to Jesse James, Bullock announced she had proceeded with plans that had begun 4 months earlier to adopt a child. Her son, Louis Bardo Bullock, had begun living with them in January of 2010 but they kept that news private until after the 2010 Oscars in March.
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox Chivian in 2002 (Brad legally adopted him in 2006) from Cambodia, while she was still with her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, but adopted Maddox as a single parent. In 2005 Jolie adopted Zahara Marley from Ethopia, with Pitt accompanying her. Later that year it was rumored that Pitt planned on adopting both children, and in 2006 Jolie legally moved to change both Maddox and Zahara’s last names to Jolie-Pitt. In 2007 Jolie adopted her son Pax Thien as a single parent (per Vietnamese rules about unmarried couples adopting children) and Pitt later adopted Pax.
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Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
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Theron adopted her son Jackson, whose adoption was announced in March 2012. The judge for the case actually leaked (and later got into legal trouble for) information on the adoption.

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