23 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Adopted

Learning about famous people who have a connection to adoption makes them see more connected to us.  When we hear about people who are famous or very successful who were adopted is inspiring to many adoptive parents. We look to these people as shining start examples of what our children can achieve.  Some grew up in foster homes and some were adopted as infants, each has a different story, much like our very own children.

Other than Superman, what other famous figures were adopted?

Marilyn Monroe was abandoned by her widowed mother, and she spent much of her childhood in foster homes.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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