17 Celebrities Who Adopted Children from Overseas

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List of Celebrities Who Adopted Children from Overseas, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many celebrities have chosen to adopt children internationally rather than domestically. The media speculates that this may be because it is much easier to adopt overseas and famous adoptive parents face a lesser risk of the birth parent changing their mind.

Who are the most famous people who have adopted children from overseas? Power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt top our list. All three children were initially adopted by Jolie and Pitt took the steps to become an adoptive parent after the children were in the United States. Maddox was adopted at seven months old from Cambodia, Zahara Marley was adopted at six months old from Ethiopia and Pax Thien was adopted at 3 years old from Vietnam.

Pop superstar Madonna has adopted two children from Malawi. The “Material Girl” adopted David in 2006, when he was an infant, and her daughter Mercy was adopted when she was 4 years old. Other famous people who have adopted overseas include “Knocked Up” actress Katherine Heigl, “Trainspotting” star Ewan McGregor and Senator John McCain.

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