The dream of many couples is to start a family and, over time, to see their children grow. But what happens when nature decides that there will be no babies? Luckily there are already several alternatives such as fertility treatments, like adoption.
Many celebrities, whether by a biological condition or as an act of love, have chosen to form a family with adopted children, to whom they give all their love and protection.
1. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
When they were still together, they decided to adopt Isabella and Connor.
2. Sandra Bullock
She announced her retirement from the film industry to focus more on her children; in 2010, she adopted Louis and later Lala.
3. Hugh Jackman
The protagonist of Wolverine and his wife adopted the Oscar Maximillian and Ava Alliot.
Lola Leon and Rocco Ritchie are her biological children; David, Mercy James, and the twins Estere and Stelle are their adopted children.
5. Julie Andrews
The actress and her husband adopted two Vietnamese orphans in the 70s.
6. Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson played the role of a proud mother at a university graduation ceremony for Tindyebewa Agaba, the Rwandan child soldier whom she “adopted” into the family.
7. Kristin Davis
In 2011 Kristin announced with great happiness that she had adopted Gemma.
8. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
In 2000 Angelina adopted Maddox Chivan, originally from Cambodia, at the beginning of their relationship with Brad, Zahara, and Pax, and they also had three biological children.
9. Katherine Heigl
Katherine and her husband traveled to South Korea in 2009 to adopt little Naleight Adalaide. Sometime later they decided to adopt another girl whom they called Adalaide.
10. Charlize Theron
Charlize adopted little Jackson when she was 36 years old.
11. Sharon Stone
She decided to adopt three children: Roan, Laird, and Quin, to form a lovely family.
12. Mariska Hargitay
Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann adopted two children after she had a difficult pregnancy and an emergency cesarean for her biological child.
13. Jamie Lee Curtis
Curtis and her husband Christopher have two adopted children: Annie and Tom.
14. Cate Blanchett
The actress and her husband adopted a girl in 2015. They also have three biological children.
15. Meg Ryan
Meg decided to adopt Daisy True, then a 14-month-old Chinese girl. In an interview, Meg said: “I always thought I would. This adoption was a deliberate act. I saw her face, and I knew we were related, she has taught me a lot about life’s expectations.”