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13 Celebs Who Are Also Adoptive Parents

By Justina Miller on Aug 29, 2016 3:36:12 PM’s latest movie release, “God’s Compass,” tells the story of two siblings who lost their parents years ago. Unhappy in foster care, the children build their lives as runaways - until they meet Suzanne Waters and her family. Below are some real life people who also have their own stories of adopting children who need a home.

1. Sandra Bullock 

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The actress adopted both her young children, Louis and Laila, from the Louisiana foster-care system. When she adopted her first child, she told People, "It was like the whole outside world got quiet. It was like he had always been a part of our lives.”

2. Jim Caviezel

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Caviezel and his wife adopted two disabled children. They say they have felt “blessed by their family above everything else.”

3. Kirk Cameron

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Kirk Cameron's and Chelsea Noble’s four oldest kids (of six) are adopted. Cameron told People, “I forget who’s adopted and who’s not.”

4. Kirstie Alley

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The actress and her ex-husband, Parker Stevenson, are the parents of two adopted children, one boy and one girl.

5. Steven Curtis Chapman

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The Chapmans have adopted three children from China. They are also founders of Show Hope which seeks to reduce the barriers for parents wanting to adopt.

6. Julie Andrews

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In the 1970’s, Andrews and her husband adopted their children, Amy and Joanna, and are now proud grandparents.

7. Sheryl Crow

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The singer adopted her son Wyatt in 2007, and another son Levi in 2010. Crow told Christianity Today, that the children know "that they came out of different tummies. But they also believe, as do I, that God put us together.”

8 and 9. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

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Though now in different marriages, Cruise and Kidman are parents to two adopted children, Bella and Connor.

10. Jamie Lee Curtis 

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Curtis and husband, Christopher Guest, are the adoptive parents of Annie and Tom. Curtis is also the author of a children’s book about an adopted child called, Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born.

11. Hugh Jackman

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The actor and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, have 2 adopted children. Jackman has been a huge supporter of his wife’s efforts to simplify adoption laws in Australia.

12 and 13. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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The celebrity couple is famous for adopting children from around the world. They have adopted six children in total: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox.

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