Celebrities Who Adopted - All For Kids



Celebrities Who Adopted

Adoption is a beautiful journey that transcends all types of families, be it single parents, young couples, those struggling with fertility, or families with an abundance of love to share. We’d like to highlight some well-known adoptive parents who have used their platforms to advocate for both domestic and international adoption, demonstrating that every child, regardless of their cultural background or country of origin, deserves a loving family.

1. Sandra Bullock Adopts Louis

Sandra Bullock and Son
Sandra Bullock started her adoption journey amidst a highly publicized divorce from reality TV star Jesse James in 2010. She adopted Louis, born in Louisiana, early in 2010, even before her divorce was finalized. During tumultuous times, Louis became her pillar of strength, proving that love can create a family even in the most stressful circumstances.

2. Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley Adopt Naleigh and Adalaide Marie Hope

Katherine and Josh


This celebrity couple has two adopted children, Naleigh from South Korea in 2009, and Adalaide Marie Hope from Louisiana in 2012. Their adoption journey was a mix of long waits and pleasant surprises, with Naleigh’s adoption process taking a while and Adalaide’s adoption coming as a last-minute surprise. Their story shows that adoption can be unpredictable but always rewarding.

3. Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness Choose Adoption

Hugh and Deborra
After years of unsuccessful attempts to have biological children, Hugh and Deborra-Lee turned to adoption. They initially planned to both adopt and have biological children, but after realizing the pressing need for adoption, especially in the mixed-race category, they decided to adopt.

4. Steven Spielberg Adopts Theo & Mikaela

Steven Speilberg and Mikeala
The acclaimed filmmaker has a large family with both biological and adopted children. Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, adopted Theo, and later, Mikaela Spielberg. Beyond his film career, Spielberg has dedicated his life to improving the lives of children worldwide through the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

5. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Adopt Maddox, Pax & Zahara

This high-profile couple, in addition to their biological children, adopted Maddox from Cambodia, Pax from Vietnam, and Zahara from Ethiopia, showcasing their commitment to children from diverse backgrounds.

6. Sia Adopts 2 Older Children

The renowned singer adopted two 18-year-old boys in 2019 who were on the verge of aging out of the foster care system, highlighting the importance of providing a home for older children in care.

7. Hoda Kotb Adopts 2 Girls

The television host and journalist adopted her second daughter in 2019, after adopting her first in 2017, showing that adoption can be a wonderful way to build or expand a family.

8. Cate Blanchett Adopts Fourth Child

The award-winning actress adopted her fourth child, a daughter named Edith, from the United States in 2015.

9 Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins Adopt Willa

The country singer and his wife adopted their daughter Willa from Uganda in 2017, adding to their growing family.

These celebrities are just a few of the many who have embraced adoption. Their stories serve as an inspiration for others considering this path. If you’re interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please reach out to the Children’s Bureau informational line at 800-730-3933 for more information.

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