21 Celebrities Who've Adopted Kids

Charlize Theron and adopted son Jackson

November is National Adoption Awareness Month -- a great time to applaud the many noteworthy stars who've chosen this path to parenthood. Sure, you may have heard plenty about Angelina Jolie's international brood, but she's by far not the only famous mom (or dad) to go the adoption route.

As proof, check out this list of celebrities who've adopted kids. Some may surprise you, while still others will prove that the process is not always easy -- even with mega-watt star power in your corner -- but that the rewards are well worth it.


The backstory for celeb #7 is so sweet!


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