Every day we have the opportunity to learn more and more about our favorite celebrities. We find out who they’re dating, fighting, how much they’re worth and who are their famous parents. Sometimes, celebrities can get very personal about their life and share amazing stories about their past and how they grew up. And other times, they don’t have a problem to mention that they were adopted. And why would they? Their parents deserve congratulations.
1. Kristin Davis
She was adopted by her stepfather when she was only 3 years old. Kristin said that she couldn’t imagine calling someone else “Dad.” Awww!
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2. Jamie Foxx
He was adopted by his grandmother when he was only 7 months old after his parent broke up.
Source: Atlanta Black Star
3. Faith Hill
She was adopted immediately after she was born. Faith decided to search her birth family when she started getting famous but never found them.
Source: E! Online
4. Michael Bay
The Transformers director, was adopted when he was a child. In an interview he said that he spent most of his life trying to find his biological mother and dad is but never figured it out.
Michael jokes that Steven Spielberg is his dad because he shares his “creative DNA.”
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5. Nicole Richie
She was adopted when she was only 9 years old by Lionel Richie. Lionel toured with her biological parents and noticed that Nicole wasn’t treated right and suggested to adopt her.
Source: New York Daily News
6. Kristin Chenoweth
She was adopted when she was only five days old.
Source: Ace Showbiz
7. Tim McGraw
Faith Hill’s hubby was also adopted. When he was only three years old was adopted by his stepfather who he actually believed was his dad until much later in life.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
8. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
She was born in Chile but was adopted by Italian-American parent when she was 6 months old and raised in New Jersey.
Source: In Touch Weekly
9. Steve Jobs
Before he created the greatest invention in the world, the Apple CEO was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs who couldn’t have children.
10. Ice T
Before he was catching all the bad boys in NYC he was adopted by his aunts. When he was 8 years old his mom passed away from a heart attack and years later his dad died the same way.
Source: Richest Celebrities
11. Frances McDormand
Do you recall that time when Amy Poehler called Frances her favorite person? Well before she made it big in Fargo, she was adopted by a Canadian couple. Her adoptive father was a pastor and she thinks that her biological mother was a parishioner at his church.
Source: Focus Features
12. Keegan-Michael Key
He is probably one of the funniest people in Hollywood. Before becoming a comedian he was adopted and found his biological mother and father when he was 25 years old. He says he’s so happy to get to know her and it was one of the best experiences of his life.
13. Debbie Harry
Debbie was adopted by a couple who encouraged her to pursue her singing career. They even helped her move to NYC where she worked as a waitress, go-go dancer and a Playboy bunny before starting singing.
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14. Soon-Yi Previn
And a celebrity list related to adoption could not be complete without this number. Soon-Yi was the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, who was in a relationship to Woody Allen. Fast-forward to today, they’ve been married for 20 years and have two children together.