Did You Know? 14 Black Celebrities Who Adopted or Were Adopted

September 24, 2012 ‐ By Ashley Page



Adoption as a whole is a great opportunity for everyone involved. With adoption, children who need homes can be taken in by caring and loving parents, just as a couple who can’t conceive on their own can make a family of their own. Here are 14 black celebs who have made the choice to adopt or have been adopted themselves.

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  • Beegirl

    “Adoption as a whole is a great opportunity for everyone involved”. Not true. As an adoptee I can tell you that adoption is about loss. A child loses a mother and a mother loses her child. That loss is felt for the rest of their lives. Adoption should be a last resort if no one else in the family can take care of the child.

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  • I thought Patti Labelle had three sons total her birth son Zuri and 2 from her sister that died of cancer….I’m confused

  • Ann

    I didn’t know Patti LaBelle had five children. I thought she only had one son Zuri. She always talked about him and not the others.

    • Tagirl

      I thought the same thing!

  • mdoubs

    I cannot believe I had to go through 14 slides to find out that Culpepper was adopted…-_____-

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I think this is a wonderful way to promote black adoption. Maybe this will help inspire more of us to adopt our own rather than complain when the likes of Brad and Angelina get them all.

  • Observer

    Did you know? We would have to click 14 times.

    • Justine

      Exactly!!! I wish MN would listen to their readers and be done with this ridiculous clicking! I didn’t even make it through the entire list. It’s a turn off to have to fight through an article.

      • lol i miss most of the articles because of said clicking…i only click when i really wanna see…