As we celebrate National Adoption Month, let’s take a look at some of the many famous adoptions. Celebrities are among the many who are following the trend of helping needy children. Want to find out what big names have done this? Keep reading below for the full story, photos and videos.
This picture shows the infamous Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie, who are the probably the most well known couple who have taken in children. But they are not the only ones!
According to the Dave Thomas Foundation there are almost always close to half a million children in foster care, and about 115,000 available to a good home. More adults are becoming aware of the situation and the rate of helping these children by becoming their parents is increasing. A big help to this has probably been all of the famous adoptions.
Celebrities Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie have 6 children, three of which are from foreign agencies. Maddox from Cambodia (7), Pax from Vietnam (4), and Zahara from Ethiopia (3). Rumors also say that they are looking to add more needy children to their clan. They, however are not the only stars who have gone this route.
Jane Fonda became an adoptive parent of her daughter Mary with her second husband. When Tom Cruise was married to Nicole Kidman, they brought two foster children into their home, Isabella and Connor.
Some of our favorites from the stage or screen have also been a part of the lucky ones who were taken in by loving parents. Sarah McLachlan was born in Nova Scotia and was soon taken in by an American couple. Faith Hill was also a part of the system and found her home when just a baby. She is now a big proponent of adoption and does an annual “Homes For The Holidays” event which promotes it.
It is such a good feeling to know how many people have helped; however, there are many more children who need a home. Hopefully people get inspired by these famous adoptions. Celebrities have shown how important it is and will continue to promote it. What do you think about the increasing trend of helping kids? Check out these pictures of adopted/adoptees and this video, then leave me your comments.
Photos: www.wenn.com/News Pictures, FayesVision, Dominic Chan, Judy Eddy, Apega