Famous People Who Gave Up Kids for Adoption

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List of famous people who gave up kids for adoption, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. An unexpected pregnancy can be tough to deal with, especially if you are young, unwed, and struggling in your career. Several celebrities have decided to give up children for adoption early in their lives. One even adopted a son after she had given up another one.

Who is the most famous person who gave up a child for adoption? Roseanne Barr tops our list. A 17-year-old Roseanne Barr gave up her daughter, Brandi Brown, for adoption in 1970. The two later reunited, and Brown worked as a production assistant on "Roseanne." The Fisher King actress Mercedes Ruehl placed her son, Christopher, up for adoption in 1976. The two later reunited, and Christopher became the godfather of Ruehl's son, Jake, who was born in 1995.

Clark Gable had a daughter with Loretta Young, with whom he was having an affair, around 1935. The baby was placed in an orphanage after she was born, and Young ended up going back and adopting her own baby 19 months later. Although the girl looked a lot like Gable, he never acknowledged that he was her father.

Do you think that these famous folks made the right decision by placing their children up for adoption? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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