Michael ReaganAdopted: 1945
Radio personality, michael reagan radio show, Michael was the adopted son of two actors one an Oscar winner, Jane Wyman and the other a politician who would go on to shape the nation.
Famous parent: Ronald Reagan
“The New Reagan Revolution”, Michael Reagan + not running for Senate in California
Jackie Danforth + Barbara Walters DaughterAdopted: 1968
A TV news icon adopted Jackie shortly after her birth.
Famous parent: Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters + daughter Jackie ran away, Jackie Danforth + New Horizons, Barbara Walters + "Born in My Heart: A Love Story"
Elisa Johnson + MagicAdopted: January 1995
This NBA Hall of Famer adopted the Michigan-born girl, who's now living the fabulous life in L.A.
Famous parent: Magic Johnson
Elisa Johnson + Seventeen Style Council, elisa johnson + magic
Niki Lin MarinoAdopted: 1996
Niki Lin was adopted from China by her Hall of Fame quarterback dad.
Famous parent: Dan Marino
Lia Marino adopted daughter of Dan Marino, The Dan Marino Foundation
Houston Taylor HutchisonAdopted: October 2001
Houston joined the family of a powerful Lone Star State Republican politician.
Famous parent: Kay Bailey Hutchison
Kay Bailey Hutchison adopted daughter Bailey, Kay Bailey Hutchison + overseas military spending cuts
David BandaAdopted: May 2008
This tyke was born in a tiny African nation (which one?) but now lives a jet-set lifestyle.
Famous parent: Madonna
Madonna + David Banda + adoption battle, Raising Malawi, Madonna + adoption + Oprah, Madonna + "Mercy" James
Naleigh KelleyAdopted: 2009
Naleigh, Real name Nancy Leigh Kelley, was born with medical problems that her TV doctor mom helped to nurse.
Famous parent: Katherine Heigl
Nancy Leigh Kelley + born with hole in her heart, Josh Kelley, Naleigh loves walking in stilettos
Amaya Josephine HermannAdopted: April 2011
This 6-month-old has not only a famous mother but a brag-worthy grandmother, Jayne Mansfield, to boot.
Famous parent: Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay adopts baby Andrew
Bridget McCainAdopted: 1993
Bridget was adopted from an orphanage across the globe, sisters of charity of mother teresa children's house dhaka, bangladesh, after being born with a treatable birth defect, Bridget McCain + severe cleft palate.
Famous parent: John McCain
Operation Smile, Douglas and Andrew McCain
Moises de la RentaAdopted: 1984
After a harrowing rescue, Moises de la Renta + abandoned in dumpster as a baby, Moises was taken in by one of fashion's most legendary names.
Famous parent: Oscar de la Renta
MDLR + fashion line, Oscar and Moises de la Renta, Moises de la Renta for MANGO
Lily VonnegutAdopted: 1982
Lily displays her love for the arts onstage, Lily Vonnegut + theatre actress, while her adoptive father wrote lauded works of fiction.
Famous parent: Kurt Vonnegut
Jill Krementz, How it Feels to Be Adopted by Jill Krementz, Kirk Vonnegut + adopted three nephews
Angelina Jolie and Brad PittThis couple might just be the most famous adoptive parents in the world! Angelina Jolie adopted her first son Maddox, in 2002. In 2005 she adopted her second child, a baby girl called Zahara, from Ethiopia. Apparently Brad Pitt was present at the time and the decision to adopt was a joint one. In 2007 the couple adopted a three year old called Pax Thien from Vietnam. Including their three biological children, Brad and Angelina are now parents to six children.
Tom Cruise and Nicole KidmanTom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were married to each other from 1990 to 2001. During this period the couple adopted two children Isabella Jane (born on December 22, 1992) and Connor Antony (born on January 17, 1995). Connor Cruise seems to be following in his father's footsteps and made his Hollywod debut in the 2008 film 'Seven Pounds', as Will Smith's character's younger self.
Edgar Allan PoeThe famous American poet, writer and literary critic was born as Edgar Poe in 1809 and orphaned after his mother died and father abandoned the family. The young Edgar was then taken in and raised by John and Frances Allan, although they never formally adopted him.
Today Edgar Allan Poe is best remembered for his tales of mystery and horror and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre.