Stars who have adopted children

Serial adopter Angelina Jolie has three biological children and three adopted children. But she is definitely not the only star who has opted for adoption. There are many others who have done it too and here are some of them.

Charlize Theron








Charlize Theron adopted a baby boy, Jackson in March 2012. She has never revealed details about the adoption. In a statement to the Associated Press, her publicist simply said, “She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson.” Speaking about how having a baby has changed her, the actress joked: “I now travel in a pack.”

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon








The couple got married in 2003 and in 2011 they adopted their daughter Genesis through domestic adoption. Davis told CNN, “It’s just given me purpose, you know? After a while your life can’t be about hair and make-up and what film you’re doing next and if you’re good or not and reviews.”

Katherine Heigl








Katherine and her husband Josh Kelly adopted a baby girl in 2009 from South Korea. The Hollywood couple named her Nancy Leigh. In 2012, they adopted another baby girl from the US and named her Adalaide Marie Hope. Speaking about the couple’s decision to adopt, Heigl revealed that it had always been in the plan for the couple, saying: “Josh and I started talking about it before we were even engaged.”

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman








While they were married, Nicole and Tom adopted two children – daughter Isabella and son Connor. Kidman and Cruise divorced in August 2001 and settled on joint custody. Connor and Isabella, however, chose to live with their father in Los Angeles.

Kristin Davis








love And The City star Kristin Davis adopted a daughter, Gemma Rose, in 2011. But the actress said that, along with being happy, she was also a bit scared. “It is terrifying, partly because with adoption you always know there’s the chance that it won’t work. So you’re on pins and needles.”

Denise Richards








Denise has two biological children – daughters Sam and Lola, but in 2011 she adopted a baby girl and named her Eloise Joni. “Some people think if a celebrity wants a baby, they get one the next day, ” Richards told US Weekly ” The adoption took two years, and there were times I felt discouraged, times when I got close to adopting a baby and it fell through. But I knew the right baby would find us.”

Hugh Jackman








Hugh Jackman has two adopted children with wife Deborra-Lee: Oscar and Eva. Jackman said: “From the moment we started the adoption process, all the anxiety went away. I don’t think of them as adopted – they’re our children. Deb and I are believers in I suppose you could call it destiny. We feel things happened the way they are meant to. Obviously, biologically wasn’t the way we were meant to have children.”

Sandra Bullock








Sandra and her then-husband Jesse James began the adoption process together and brought Louis, born in December 2009 in New Orleans, home in January. When the couple separated in March 2010 amidst allegations that James had cheated multiple times, Bullock announced that she would finalize the adoption as a single parent.

Michelle Pfeiffer








Pfeiffer adopted daughter Claudia Rose at birth in 1993, and married writer-producer David E. Kelley later that year. Claudia was christened immediately following the wedding, and Kelley later adopted her. Scandal surrounded this adoption, with papers claiming she had “bought” the baby. Despite this, Claudia Rose stayed with her new mum and became part of the family.

Sharon Stone








Sharon has a total of three adopted sons, Roan Joseph, Laird Vonne and Quinn. Stone brought home Roan Joseph in 2000. After her divorce from Phil Bronstein, she adopted her other two sons.




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One response to “Stars who have adopted children”

  1. Charlie says:

    Thanks for the great people, who adopt kids. Some do this because they cannot have children of their own, some because they have other reasons to that. I am happy celebrities adopt kids and can offer them a great future with good lifestyle, education and love. If they have the possibility and have enough forces, then why not helping the little people, who have left without parents in this sometimes very uncaring world? I believe these people do the great job and make happy not themselves and the kids they adopt, but society in general.