16 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Adopted Kids

We wouldn’t mind joining these families

Everyone knows about Brangelina (RIP), but there are way more celebrities out there who have gone the adoption route to expand their families. Catch a glimpse at some of the most supportive, inclusive families in Hollywood.

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Meg Ryan

Though her biological son, Jack, was already entering his teenage years, Meg Ryan decided to adopt Daisy, a little girl from China, in 2006.

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Mary-louise Parker

Parker adopted Caroline “Ash” Aberash in 2008 and has since spoken up about tge stigma of choosing the international (versus the domestic) route.

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Viola Davis

Viola adopted her beautiful daughter, Genesis, with her husband Julius Tennon in 2011.

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Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay and husband Peter Hermann adopted Amaya Josephine in 2011 and told People that they were “deliriously happy” to grow their fam.

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Kristin Davis

Much like her alter ego, Charlotte, Davis went the adoption route, bringing baby girl Gemma Rose into her family at the age of 46.

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Sandra Bullock

Our forever girl-crush adopted two children, Louis in 2010 and Laila in 2015.

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Charlize Theron

The Mad Max: Fury Road star adopted a baby boy named Jackson in 2012. A single mother, she gave Jackson a sister, August, in 2015.

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Connie Britton

After flexing her parenting skills on Friday Night Lights, Connie adopted a son, Yoby, from Ethiopia in 2011. She told US Weekly We, “I didn’t think I’d have a baby on my own. But there’s a lot that comes out of having a plan and then seeing another way you can go.”

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Hugh Jackman

He and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, publically discussed their struggle to conceive and ultimate decision to adopt two children of their own, Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot (how pretty is that name?).

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Denise Richards

The actress had two biological children (Sam and Lola) but added adopted daughter Eloise Joni in 2011.

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Sharon Stone

All three of Stone’s sons are adopted, and now range in age from 16 to 10.

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Katherine Heigl

With husband Josh Kelley, Heigl adopted Nancy Leigh Mi-Eun Kelley from South Korea, which is also the birthplace of her own adoptive sister. She added a second daughter, Adalaide Marie Hope, in 2012.

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Sheryl Crow

Your favorite '90s singer has two sons, the first adopted in 2007, followed by a second in 2010. She’s spoken openly about the difficulties (and ultimate rewards) of the process.

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Edie Falco

The Sopranos star, who has two children, had always wanted to adopt. She told Parade in 2010, “I’m just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important. To me it was more about wanting to raise a child.”

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Julie Andrews

In 1974, the Mary Poppins singer and actress adopted two children from Vietnam with her husband, Blake Edwards. (We can only assume they’re practically perfect in every way.)

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Lionel Richie

Nicole Richie is actually the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie. She moved in with the singer while her biological parents were going through financial troubles in the '80s and was officially adopted six years later.

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