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List of celebrities who adopted from Africa, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, actresses, and musicians have adopted children from Africa. Some of these celebrities adopted their children when they were infants, while others adopted kids who were older. One famous star adopted two children from the African country of Malawi.

Who is the most famous person who has adopted from Africa? Angelina Jolie tops our list. Angelina Jolie has adopted several children: (2002) Maddox was adopted at seven months old from Cambodia, (2005) Zahara Marley was adopted at six months old from Ethiopia, (2007) Pax Thien was adopted at three years old from Vietnam. Jolie also gave birth to daughter Shiloh (2006) and twins Knox & Vivienne (2008) with partner Brad Pitt.

Madonna adopted two children from Malawi. (2006) David was adopted when he was an infant. (2009) Mercy was adopted when she was four years old. Madonna also gave birth to daughter Lourdes (1996). Mary-Louise Parker adopted her daughter, Caroline, in 2007 in Ethiopia. She also gave birth to a son with Billy Crudup, Atticus, in 2007.

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Mary Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 8 Celebrities Who Adopted Children from Africa
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Mary-Louise Parker adopted her daughter, Caroline, in 2007 in Ethiopia. She also gave birth to a son with Billy Crudup, Atticus, in 2007. see more on Mary Louise Parker

Connie Britton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 8 Celebrities Who Adopted Children from Africa
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"Friday Night Lights" actress Connie Britton adopted her son, Eyob, from Ethiopia in 2011.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: Nashville, Friday Night Lights, Spin City, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 8 Celebrities Who Adopted Children from Africa
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Angelina Jolie has adopted several children: (2002) Maddox was adopted at seven months old from Cambodia, (2005) Zahara Marley was adopted at six months old from Ethiopia, (2007) Pax Thien was adopted at three years old from Vietnam. Jolie also gave birth to daughter Shiloh (b. 2006) and twins Knox & Vivienne (b. 2008) with partner Brad Pitt.

Age: 41

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Maleficent, Changeling, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt

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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 8 Celebrities Who Adopted Children from Africa
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In 2003, Emma Thompson and her husband, Greg Wise, adopted son Tindyebwa, who was a former child soldier from Rwanda. She also gave birth to daughter Gaia in 1999 using IVF.

Age: 57

Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Howards End, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee

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