Hollywood Celebrities That Have Adopted Children

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Stars that adopted

Celebrity adoptions have become very popular over the years, with many stars finding it the best choice for their family.

Some people may choose to offer a child a better life, maybe they are a single parent, or have difficulty conceiving their own child. We’re taking a look at celebs that have adopted children.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock had started proceedings to adopt a son when she went through a nasty split with her cheating ex-husband, Jesse James. She continued with her plans and is raising her precious son,Louis Bardo Bullock on her own.

Sandra Bullock and son Louis

 

Lionel Richie

Singer Lionel Richie adopted the daughter of a member of his band when she was three-years-old. The adoption was formalized in 1990 when she became Nicole Richie.  She began as a reality star and went on to become a fashionista!

Nicole said of the adoption, “My parents were friends with Lionel. They trusted that he would be better able to provide for me.”

Lionel Richie and Nicole Richie

 

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have two adopted children,  Oscar and Ava. They were unable to conceive naturally and through IVF, before deciding to adopt.

The actor explained, “I don’t think of them as adopted – they’re our children.”

Hugh Jackman and wife with children

 

Calista Flockhart

Former “Ally McBeal” star is one of a number of celebrity mothers to adopt a child as a single mother.  She adopted her son Liam in 2001, later marrying actor Harrison Ford and they became a family. Aww!

Calista Flockhart and Liam pics

 

Madonna

Queen of pop Madonna met two children in Malawi and adopted David first and fought a legal battle for her daughter Mercy. Mercy’s family fought against the adoption, but courts eventually ruled in Madonna’s favor.

Madonna with David and Mercy

 

Katherine Heigl

“Knocked Up” actress Katherine Heigl and her musician husband Josh Kelley adopted their first child Naleigh from South Korea in 2009, later adopting daughter Adalaide. Katherine always knew she would adopt after growing up with adopted siblings.

Katherine Heigl & Naleigh pics

 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have three adopted children, but Jolie’s first son Maddox was adopted before she hooked up with Pitt. They later adopted Zahara and Pax and have daughter Shiloh and boy/girl twins, Knox Leon and a Vivienne Marcheline. There are rumors Angelina is pregnant again. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in February 2014

 

Sheryl Crow

Singer Cheryl Crow adopted her first son, Wyatt, in 2007 when he was two weeks old. She gave him a little brother, Levi James, in 2010.

Sheryl Crow and her son Wyatt

 

Denise Richards

Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards adopted a daughter named Eloise in 2012.  She said of her daughters, Sam and Lola,  “They want to adopt when they get older and become mums. I’m so very proud of them that they’ve really embraced Eloise.”

Denise Richards & Eloise

 

Sharon Stone

“Basic Instinct” actress Sharon Stone has three adopted sons – Roan, 13, Laird, eight, and Quinn, seven. Roan was adopted during Sharon’s brief marriage and custody was given to her ex-husband Phil Bronstein, but she has full visitation rights.

Sharon Stone with sons Roan, Laird, and Quinn

 

Charlize Theron

Statuesque actress Charlize Theron is another single mommy. She adopted a baby boy named Jackson in 2012. She said of adoption, “There are so many unwanted children on this earth and it’s our job to care for them. And if we don’t we’re doing the world a disservice.”

Well said!



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