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Celebrity adoptions

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Adopted celebrities & celeb adoptions

Adoption is a wonderful way to give a child a loving home and family, when they might otherwise not have one. It's something that transcends gender, class and even fame. In fact, there are many celebrities who have been adopted and who have adopted children themselves.

Celebrity adoptions

Many celebrities choose to adopt children who need a good and loving home. Both domestically and internationally, many children have been taken in and become part of famous families. Here are a few of the celebs who've adopted.

  • Al Roker, television news anchor, adopted 1 child
  • Angelina Jolie, actress, adopted 3 children, pictured right with Zahara, Pax and biological child Shiloh
  • Barbara Walters, journalist, adopted 1 child
  • Ben Stein, entertainer, adopted 1 child
  • Bette Davis, actress, adopted 2 children
  • Bob Hope, entertainer, adopted 4 children
  • Burt Reynolds, actor, adopted 1 child
  • Calista Flockhart, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Charles Bronson, actor, adopted 1 child
  • Chelsea Noble, actress, adopted 4 children
  • Connie Chung, journalist, adopted 1 child
  • Dan Marino, athlete, adopted 2 children
  • Diane Keaton, actress, adopted 2 children
  • Donna Mills, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Ed McMahon, entertainer, adopted 1 child
  • Edie Falco, actress, adopted 2 children
  • George Burns, comedian, adopted 2 children
  • George Lucas, film director, adopted 3 children
  • Harpo Marx, actor, adopted 4 children
  • Helen Hayes, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Henry Fonda, actor, adopted 1 child
  • Hugh Jackman, actor, adopted 2 children
  • Isabella Rossellini, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, actress, adopted 2 children
  • Jane Fonda, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Jane Wyman, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Jill Krementz, author, adopted 1 child
  • Julie Andrews, actress, adopted 2 children
  • Kate Capshaw, actress, adopted 2 children
  • Kirk Cameron, actor, adopted 4 children
  • Kirstie Alley, actress, adopted 2 children
  • Kurt Vonnegut, author, adopted 1 child
  • Linda Ronstadt, singer, adopted 2 children
  • Loni Anderson, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Magic Johnson, athlete, adopted 1 child
  • Marie Osmond, singer, adopted 5 children
  • Mary-Louise Parker, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Maury Povich, news anchor, adopted 1 child
  • Meg Ryan, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Mia Farrow, actress, adopted 11 children (yes, e-l-e-v-e-n)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Nicole Kidman, actress, adopted 2 children
  • Oscar de la Renta, designer, adopted 1 child
  • Patti LaBelle, singer, adopted 2 children
  • President Ronald Reagan, politician, adopted 1 child
  • Rosie O'Donnell, actress, adopted 3 children
  • Sally Jessy Raphaël, talk show host, adopted 1 child
  • Sen. John McCain, politician, adopted 1 child
  • Sharon Stone, actress, adopted 3 children
  • Sheryl Crow, musician, adopted 1 child
  • Stephen Spielberg, film director, adopted 2 children
  • Tom Cruise, actor, adopted 2 children
  • Valerie Harper, actress, adopted 1 child
  • Walt Disney, adopted 1 child
  • Katherine Heigl, actress, daughter from Korea

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