Love Is Love: Celebrity Moms Who’ve Adopted

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Parents and children find their way to one another in various ways, whether it be biological or through adoption they come together to create a unique family composition all their own.

These talented celebrity moms not only hold down amazing careers, sharing their gifts with the world but they’ve also become mothers via adoption.

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Emmy-winning actress Viola Davis and her husband actor Julian Tennon adopted their daughter Genesis as a baby in 2011. You’ll recall that the beautiful young girl recently decided to dress up as her mommy during her 2015 Oscar win for Halloween. Photo: Viola with Genesis.

Screenwriting living legend Shonda Rhimes has two adopted daughters — Harper and Emerson. She had her third child via a gestational-surrogate in 2013.

Sweet potato pie maven and phenomenal songbird Patti LaBelle has five children, however two of her children, Stanley and Dodd were adopted after Patti’s sister, their biological mom, passed away. Photo: Patti Labelle and her son Zuri.

Hollywood heavyweight actress Alfre Woodard and her husband, writer Roderick Spenser adopted their daughter Mavis and their son Duncan. Photo: Alfre with daughter Mavis.

Comedic actress Kym Whitley adopted her son Joshua Kaleb in 2011.


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