Adoption is more common than many people realize. While many parents want to have their own biological child many parents either can’t or choose not to. Adoption is a viable way to have a child if you are not biologically able to have one and even for those that are adoption is often a great option to rescue a child from a difficult situation. That makes adoption a beautiful thing. Yet we often don’t hear about adopted children. Some parents don’t even tell their children they were adopted. Yet adoption is something that should be celebrated. In the world of famous people, there are many that were actually adopted. Let’s take a look at some of the most well-known stars who were adopted.
Steve Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs as they could not have kids themselves. Jobs has always been proud of his adopted parents and during his life did find that he had a biological sister to who he remained close. This brings up the question of nature vs nurture. Would Steve Jobs have changed the world if he had been adopted by a different family? Were his biological parents and therefore his DNA the key to his success, or was it the upbringing by his adopted parents? Likely a combination of both. In any case, Steve Jobs and the world were lucky that Paul and Clara decided to adopt.
Nicole Richie is the famous daughter of singer Lionel Richie. He adopted her at a young age because her parents were struggling to take care of her. A year later he legally adopted her. Nicole Richie is famous herself for her reality TV show with Paris Hilton and for some fashion products. Lionel Richie plucked her from a life of difficulty and gave her some of the best opportunities in the world.
One of the greatest leaders the world has ever known may never have followed his path if he was not adopted. His adopted family saw great potential in Nelson and encouraged him to pursue it. It was their guidance that led him down the path that would eventually lead him to change the world.
John Lennon was raised by his aunt and uncle as his parent’s marriage failed. From the age of five, his aunt and uncle took the responsibility of Lennon and he went on to become one of the world’s greatest artists.
Jamie Foxx was adopted at the age of seven months. He recently spoke about what adoption means and how it changed his world. He spoke about how his grandmother is not just his grandmother, she is a woman that plucked him from obscurity because she something in him. It was this belief that led him to believe in himself and do great things. Foxx shows that adopted relatives are not lesser because they are not blood-related they are actually more because they chose to take care of you.
Eric Clapton was not legally adopted but he was raised by his grandparents after his parent split up. His biological mother gave birth to him at a young age and was unable to cope so the grandparents stepped in. Clapton did not even know they were not his real parents until much later in life. He went on to become Slowhand, one of the greatest guitarists in the world.
These are just six examples of some incredibly successful people that were adopted. It clearly shows that whether you are adopted or not has no guaranteed influence on how your life will end up. What is clear is that these people were lucky to be adopted and that it worked out incredibly well for them. Adoption is a beautiful thing because it often takes someone from a difficult scenario and gives them a chance at life. It is clear based on the people we have taken a brief look at her that many people grab that chance.