Famous Adoptions

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Famous Adoptions: November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside each year to raise awareness about the adoption of children. Adoptive waiting families seeking to adopt through open adoption with birthmother. Licsensed adoption agency, and homestudy approved. In celebration of National Adoption Month, we're recognizing famous families that have welcomed children in need. Sure, you know about Angelina Jolie and children, and you may have heard about a "Sex and the City" cast member, Kristin Davis adopts baby girl, and a star of "The Help", Viola Davis adopts Genesis, who just became new moms.

Michael Reagan

Adopted: 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 Daughter

Adopted: 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 + Magic

Adopted: 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 Marino

Adopted: 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 Hutchison

Adopted: 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 Banda

Adopted: 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 Kelley

Adopted: 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 Hermann

Adopted: 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 McCain

Adopted: 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 Renta

Adopted: 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 Vonnegut

Adopted: 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 Pitt

This 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 Kidman

Tom 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 Poe

The 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.
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