Famous Adoptees: A Famous Guide

Did you know these celebrities and famous historical figures were adopted?

Jenny Jerkins June 25, 2015

Did you know that Aristotle was adopted? What about Nelson Mandela or Steve McQueen? How many famous adoptees do you know? While famous adoptees are somewhat common, many don’t hear about them from the news. Famous adoptees often advocate adoption in private or public. Famous adoptees stand as examples for the adoption community. You might be surprised about which of your favorite stars are famous adoptees. Any guesses on which of your favorite actors or authors are also famous adoptees?

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Jenny Jerkins

Jenny Jerkins is a Staff Storyteller for Adoption.com and resides in Augusta, GA. She is a wife and former engineer-turned-stay-at-home mom of an energetic, smart, and hilarious little boy. Grateful for infertility, she became a mom through adoption, which has opened her heart in ways she never knew were possible and also brought them the blessing of open adoption. She is an active member of several adoption communities and loves uniting and educating others. You can read all about her adoption story over at Our Not So Engineered Life where she has her own blog about infertility, adoption, motherhood, and life.


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