This Fourth of July, join us in celebrating the small — but not insignificant — role adoption has played in American history! As we approach Independence Day, take time to learn about some of the famous figures in American history whose lives were shaped by their adoption stories.
As the year comes to a close, let’s look back at some of the most remembered and touching adoption moments of 2018 to remind us of that joyfulness and hope.
One of our favorite subjects is always influential people who were placed for adoption at birth, because it shows that adoptees truly can do anything they put their minds to. Check out these adopted celebrities and how they’ve impacted our entire world!
Just as there are famous adoptive parents and adoptees, there are famous birth parents as well. Here’s are a few who have openly shared their story.
Thousands of children are adopted in the U.S. every year. One of these children possessed an inherent talent that was awakened by his adoptive parents, taking him all the way to the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy.
Jep and Jessica Robertson, stars of the show Duck Dynasty, bring adoption to the spotlight in their spinoff show Jep and Jessica: Growing the Dynasty. The show revolves around the couple and the latest addition to the Robertson family: the baby boy they adopted. Thanks for the love! This has been a crazy, awesome ride …
Faith Hill is recognized across the world for her music, but she is just as highly thought of in the adoption community for her advocacy of domestic adoption.
In 1977, a young Kate Mulgrew became pregnant unexpectedly with a man she did not wish to marry. At a time when pregnancies outside of marriage were considered taboo, Mulgrew knew marrying the father of her baby was not the right decision for her. The actress, best known for her portrayals of Captain Kathryn Janeway …
In the midst of recent speculation that Brad and Angelina were gearing up to adopt a seventh child from Cambodia, the Cambodian government has stepped forward to strike down the rumors.
The South African 40-year-old Charlize Theron, known most recently as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, is one of many celebrities to adopt domestically – and one of many women to adopt as a single mother. In 2012, Theron adopted an African American baby boy and named him Jackson. She always wanted to adopt a baby, …