6 Celebrity Moms Who Have Adopted

Denise Richards, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Meg Ryan, Jamie Lee Curtis and Diaine Keaton - All Adoptive Moms

Denalee Chapman January 19, 2016

Did you know that these celebrity moms adopted at least one of their kids?



Denise Richards
1. Denise Richards

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Best known for her films in the 90s (The World is Not Enough, Wild Things, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Starship Troopers), Denise Richards was married to Charlie Sheen for four years. During that time they had two children together born just over a year apart, daughters Sam and Lola. After a dramatic divorce, Richards adopted as a single mother. It took two years for the domestic adoption of little Eloise to become final.

Nicole Kidman
2. Nicole Kidman

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While married to actor Tom Cruise for a decade, Nicole Kidman adopted two infants. Born in 1992, Isabella Jane was adopted privately. Two years and one month, later the couple adopted 1-month-old Connor Antony. Although the children lived with their father following the divorce, and although the media has been tough on their relationship with their mother, Connor is reported as saying, “I don’t care what people say, I know that me and my Mum are solid. I love her a lot.”

Michelle Pfeiffer
3. Michelle Pfeiffer

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Not long after adopting as a single woman, Michelle Pfeiffer married successful writer/producer David Kelley. Kelley later adopted their daughter, Claudia Rose. Michelle is outspoken about her love for her children. “I was shocked at the prejudice, voiced in some quarters, of my decision to adopt a mixed-race baby. It’s really surprising that people still put so much emphasis on it. None of us are pure anything. We’re all a mixture,” she stated.

Meg Ryan
4. Meg Ryan

When her son with actor Dennis Quaid turned 15, Meg Ryan turned to adoption for her second child. In 2006 Meg was notified that her daughter in China was ready to come home. Although Daisy was assigned to her through a “lottery,” her mom believes there was nothing random about it. “She is the daughter I should have . . . We are so compatible. And also having the experience of having had Jack and now to have Daisy in a different way---there’s no difference in the love you feel,” Meg told People Magazine.

Jamie Lee Curtis
5. Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis and her husband, Christopher Guest, adopted two children, Annie and Thomas. The famous actress is also an author of children’s books, including the adoption-themed “Tell Me About The Night I Was Born.” Understanding that life is different for adopted children than for others, her book celebrates adoption and opens the door to talk about adoption with your child.

Diane Keaton
6. Diane Keaton

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Actress Diane Keaton is the single mother of adopted daughter, Dexter, and adopted son, Duke. Having never been married, Diane knew that if she wanted a family it would come through adoption. Shortly after the adoption of her first child, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This diagnosis was a wakeup call for Ms. Keaton, who knew that family was everything. Five years later she added to her family by adopting her son, Duke.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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