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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? Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, a former couple, are on our list. Maddox was adopted at 7 months old from Cambodia, Zahara Marley was adopted at 6 months old from Ethiopia, and Pax Thien was adopted at 3 years old from Vietnam.

Pop superstar Madonna has adopted four 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. Madonna later adopted 4-year-old twins Esther and Stella in 2017 from Malawi. 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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