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10+ Celebs Who Spread Their Love By Adopting Children

Jake Bean 25 Mar 2020

It's been widely agreed upon since the '60s that there isn't enough love in the world. There's no doubt about it.

Luckily, we have people like the following celebrities, who take it upon themselves to adopt children in order to create a little more love.

Really, it's a beautiful thing.

1. Charlize Theron

Charlize is a single mom to two children, and they were both adopted.

Their names are Jackson and August, and you can just tell that she is such a good mother.

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2. Katherine Heigl

Instagram | @katherineheigl

On why she wanted to adopt:

“My sister Meg is Korean, and my parents adopted her 3 years before I was born. I wanted my own family to resemble the one I came from, so I always knew I wanted to adopt from Korea. We have talked about having biological children as well, but we decided to adopt first.”

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3. Viola Davis

Instagram | @violadavis

This woman is truly a force of nature.

Not only is she a great actress, but a caring person as well. She and her husband, Julian Tennon adopted a little girl, Genesis Tennon, in 2011.

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4. Sandra Bullock

Apparently, Sandra Bullock adopted her first son, Louis from New Orleans. And it was Hurricane Katrina that made her want to adopt.

"Katrina happened in New Orleans and something told me, 'My child is there.'"

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5. Mariska Hargitay

Instagram | @therealmariskahargitay

She and her husband Peter Hermann had one kid before adopting.

Apparently, their son was always asking for siblings, so they adopted two children!

What a nice thing to do for not only the children but even their son!

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6. Diane Keaton

Instagram | @dexieekeatonn

Diane Keaton is one brave woman. She adopted not one, but two children after the age of 50.

Her first was her daughter Dexter and the next was her son Duke.

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7. Hugh Jackman

On adoption:

“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 were meant to... Adoption is a wonderful thing to do.”

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8. Madonna

Instagram | @madonna

She is one of the most well-known adopters out there, and she has done it a lot.

4 of 6 of her children are adopted: David in 2006, Mercy in 2009, and the twins Esther and Stella in 2017.

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9. Jamie Lee Curtis

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On adoption:

“Adoption is a very complicated road, filled with incredibly emotional and challenging aspects. At its core, adoption is about loss. It’s one that needs a lot of good support for everybody, so that everyone is clear about the feelings that are being stirred up for everyone.”

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10. Sheryl Crow

Over her life, she has adopted two sons: she adopted Wyatt in 2007 and Levi three years later.

But here's the catch, ladies and gentlemen: she's a single mom! Good for her!

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11. Lionel Richie

Instagram | @nicolerichie

Get this: Lionel Richie is the adoptive father of Nicole Richie.

She moved into his house at 3 years old. And a lot of people actually still forget that they're father and daughter!

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12. Julie Andrews

She actually adopted not one, but two children.

She and her late husband Blake Edwards adopted two Vietnamese orphans in the '70s, Amy Edwards and Joanna Edwards. Wow, that's great for them!

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13. Sharon Stone

Instagram | @sharonstone

She always knew she'd adopt:

“I thought, ’This is such a godsend’ ... ‘This is so right.’ I always thought I would adopt. Even when I was young, I used to look up how to adopt.”

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14. Denise Richards

Instagram | @deniserichards

After she divorced Charlie Sheen, she adopted her daughter Eloise as a single mom!

She does still have two biological daughters, Lola and Sam, but you know what they say: The more the merrier!

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