Friday, May 02, 2014

32 famous people who are adopted (updated)

1. Maya Angelou (poet and author)
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
2. Augustus Caesar (emperor of Rome)
3. Truman Capote (author)
4. Kristin Chenoweth (actress)
5. Eric Clapton (singer)
“Perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one.” – President Bill Clinton
7. Nat King Cole (singer)
8. Ted Danson (actor, adoptive father)
9. President Gerald Ford
10. Jamie Foxx (singer, actor)
11. Newt Gingrich (politician)
12. Faith Hill (singer)
“I have a lot of respect for my birth mother…I know she must have had a lot of love for me to want to give me what she felt was a better chance.” – Faith Hill
13. Scott Hamilton (professional skater)
14. John Hancock (U.S. Founding Father)
15. Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple)
16. Eartha Kitt (singer, actress)
17. John Lennon (singer)
18. Art Linkletter (TV personality)
19. Nelson Mandela (human rights activist)
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela
20. Tim McGraw (singer)
21. Sarah McLachlan (singer)
22. Marilyn Monroe (actress)
23. Michael Oher (professional football, story inspired The Blind Side)
“It’s true that we can’t help the circumstances we’re born into and some of us start out in a much tougher place than other people. But just because we started there doesn’t mean we have to end there.” – Michael Oher
24. Edgar Allen Poe (author)
25. Priscilla Presley (actress)
26. First Lady Nancy Reagan
27. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
28. Babe Ruth (professional baseball player)
29. Dave Thomas (founder of Wendy’s, children’s advocate)
“Everyone’s got to be for a child to have a home and love. I mean, I don’t know anyone who would be against that.” – Dave Thomas
30. Leo Tolstoy (author)

31. Nicole Richie (fashionista)

32. DMC (rapper)

32. Ray Liotta (actor)

33. Jesus Christ (Messiah)

34. Kung Fu Panda (Cartoon character)

35. Moses (Biblical figure)


P.S. We'd like to add our favorite adoptees in our house: Superman, Kun Fu Panda, Jesus, Moses, and the girls on Despicable Me! Others include: George Washington Carver, John James Audubon and Aristotle. 
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Susan said...

#23 - Michael Oher - Memphis hometown boy played at Ole Miss, then was drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. Just this week signed to come back to the great state of Tennessee to play for the Tennessee Titans. I was at a conference last year where his mom, Leigh Anne Toughy, told his story - what an inspiration to all.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Lewis from Meet the Robinsons (Disney movie).