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.Do you think that Africa is the best place for adoption? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Madonna adopted four children from Malawi. David was adopted when he was an infant (2006). Mercy was adopted when she was four years old (2009). Twin sisters Estere and Stella were adopted when they were four years old (2017). Madonna also gave birth to daughter Lourdes (b. 1996) and son Rocco (b. 2000, with Guy Ritchie).
- Born: 1958-08-16
- Age: 63
- Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
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Actress and civil rights leader Josephine Baker adopted several children and often referred to them as the "Rainbow Tribe," as they were of different races and ethnicities.Per Wikipedia: "Baker raised two daughters, French-born Marianne and Moroccan-born Stellina, and ten sons: Korean-born Jeannot (or Janot), Japanese-born Akio, Colombian-born Luis, Finnish-born Jari (now Jarry), French-born Jean-Claude and Noël, Israeli-born Moïse, Algerian-born Brahim, Ivorian-born Koffi, and Venezuelan-born Mara."
- Born: 1906-06-03
- Age: Dec. at 68 (1906-1975)
- Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
- Photo: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation LicenseAs I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis and his ex-wife, Meggan Murphy, adopted two daughters and a son from Ethiopia. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to hire a hitman to murder Murphy.
- Born: 1980-11-21
- Age: 40
- Birthplace: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona
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Brad Pitt has adopted three children with his partner, Angelina Jolie. 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 (2002 by Jolie, 2006 by Pitt). Maddox was adopted at seven months old from Cambodia; (2005 by Jolie, 2006 by Pitt) Zahara Marley was adopted at six months old from Ethiopia; (2007 by Jolie, 2008 by Pitt) Pax Thien was adopted at three years old from Vietnam.Jolie also gave birth to their daughter, Shiloh (b. 2006), and twins Knox & Vivienne (b. 2008).
- Born: 1963-12-18
- Age: 57
- Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA