In the past we have looked at famous adopted children including singer/songwriter Faith Hill, entrepreneur/businessman Steve Jobs, and human rights activist Nelson Mandela. Today we will explore 7 celebrities who chose adoption. We celebrate their willingness to step outside the box of societal norms, take on big challenges, and declare a victory in the life of a child. According to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), in the U.S. alone 397,122 children are living without permanent families. Around the world there are an estimated 153 million orphans looking for a home. November is adoption month, and to celebrate we here at Save the Storks want to reignite awareness to a less trendy, less recognized but very effective life-sustaining alternative to abortion.
6. Angelina Jolie, Actress; Film Director
“Maddox is my baby, he’s by my side all the time, and I think I can give him so much. I can no more imagine living without him, than not breathing.”
5. Sheryl Crow, Singer
“I’ve always wanted to adopt. Even if I’d had my own kids, I would have adopted. I love the idea of adopting. I always had an immense amount of love to give.”
4. Tom Cruise, Actor
“And I feel as a parent, my job is to educate them and give them the ability to make good decisions and learn about the world. And they have the opportunity that I never had. They get to see the world. So they have a great life, you know. I want to be my kids.”
3. Sandra Bullock, Actress
“He’s just perfect, I can’t even describe him any other way… It’s like he’s always been a part of our lives.”
2. Meg Ryan, Actress
“I am convinced, completely convinced, that there was nothing random about [the adoption], she is the daughter I should have.”
1. Hugh Jackman, Actor
“I think adoption is a blessing all around when it’s done right.”
At Save the Storks we seek a tangible way to make an eternal difference. Expecting mothers across the country are in crisis. Eighty-four percent of post-abortive women say they felt that abortion was their only option. We’re changing that. Join us! It starts with your commitment to serve mothers and save babies at risk of abortion. After you move to save lives, partner with us financially to make it possible.
Make a pledge at https://savethestorks.com/donate-now and donate to life. We use your contribution to help connect pregnancy resource centers to abortion-vulnerable mothers to save babies, save lives, and reignite hope in mothers.
Sources: CCAIinstitute.org; AmericanAdoptions.com; SaveTheStorks.com