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13+ Celebrities Who Adopted Their Children

Whether it's due to fertility issues or personal reasons, so many celebrities have chosen to adopt.

But because so many celebs choose to keep their kids' out of the public eye, it's hard to keep track of these growing families.

This list of celebrities who adopted their children should help!

Jillian Michaels

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Double trouble!

Just days after Jillian's partner, Heidi Rhoades, gave birth to their son, Phoenix, Jillian adopted a daughter named Lukensia from Haiti.

Lionel Richie

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Lionel fell in love with Nicole the moment he spotted her backstage at a Prince concert.

While he initially started out as her guardian (Nicole's biological father worked with Lionel), he eventually made her part of the fam.

Angelina Jolie

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This star is probably most notoriously known for adopting kids since she's adopted three!

Maddox, Zahara, and Pax. Each were adopted from different orphanages in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.

Brad Pitt

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Speaking of Angelina Jolie, during his marriage to the brunette beauty, he adopted Pax with her.

It was just months after adopting Pax that the famous couple revealed they were expecting twins.

Charlize Theron

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In 2010, Theron told People that adoption was always her "first choice."

"My kids make me laugh like nobody’s business," she said of her adopted kiddos, August, 3, and Jackson, 7.

Kristin Davis

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This Sex and the City star is mirroring her character's life as both women adopted children!

She adopted her 7-year-old daughter, Gemma in 2011 and then her 1-year-old son in 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis

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This Freaky Friday actress has a special relationship with both of her adopted kids.

She and husband actor, Christopher Guest, adopted two kids, a boy and a girl, Annie and Thomas.

Katherine Heigl

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The actress may be a new mom to her son Joshua, but she's been a mom long before that to her adopted daughters.

She and husband Josh Kelly adopted Adalaide Marie Hope and Naleigh in 2012 and 2009.

Ty Burrell

He plays the ultimate dad on Modern Family, so it's no surprise that he's a dad in real life.

Back in 2010, the actor and his wife, Holly, adopted their first daughter, Frances. They adopted their second daughter, Greta, in March 2012.


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Last year, Madonna shared this rare pic of her huge fam!

The singer is the proud mama to her adopted children, David, Mercy James, and twins, Esterre and Stella.

This in addition to her biological children, Lourdes and Rocco.

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

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Back when this celeb power couple were married, they adopted two children together.

A girl named Isabella Jane and a boy named Connor Anthony.

The pair are now all grown up and reportedly practicing Scientologists just like dad.

Hugh Jackman

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This one is bittersweet.

After Jackman's wife had two miscarriages, the couple turned to adoption. They adopted a boy and a girl, Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot.

Sheryl Crow

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This singer and songwriter has two adopted kids, Wyatt, who she adopted in 2007 and Levi, who she adopted in 2010.

She even cut Wyatt's umbilical cord when he was born!

Sandra Bullock

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When one door closes, another opens!

The same day Bullock announced she was adopting son, Louis Bardo Bullock, she also announced her divorce to Jesse James.

Since then, she adopted a daughter named Laila in 2015.

Denise Richards

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The actress proved she don't need no man when she adopted her third daughter, Eloise Joni, as a single mother in 2011.

This was years after her very public divorce to Charlie Sheen.