These days, it’s pretty common to hear about celebrities adopting children, but did you know that there are quite a few celebrities who were adopted themselves? What many consider to be a “typical” family is much less common than before and there are so many more families with adopted children and blended families. Whether one is adopted or is raised by their birth family, it has no bearing on your future These thirteen celebrities who were adopted prove that being orphaned or adopted doesn’t stop you from being successful, famous or both!
1. Nicole Richie
One of the more well-known celebrities who were adopted is fierce fashionista Nicole Richie. Her famous father Lionel Richie and his then-wife Brenda were friends with Nicole’s birth parents, who decided that the Richies would be able to provide a better future for her. Nicole is said to have been taken in by the Richies at the age of three but legally adopted at age nine.